14 Facts About Veterans Stadium


Veterans Stadium was a multi-purpose stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the northeast corner of Broad Street and Pattison Avenue, part of the South Philadelphia Sports Complex.

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The Phillies' then-home, Connie Mack Veterans Stadium, was starting to show its age, had inadequate parking, and was located in a declining neighborhood.

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Veterans Stadium's design was nearly circular, and was known as an "octorad" design, which attempted to facilitate both football and baseball.

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Veterans Stadium opened with a $3 million scoreboard complex that at the time was the most expensive ever installed.

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Veterans Stadium was a complicated structure with its seating layered in seven separate levels in its final configuration.

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Veterans Stadium had been known for providing both the Eagles and the Phillies with great home-field advantage.

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Veterans Stadium tore both of his patella tendons, ending his career.

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On October 10,1999, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin suffered a neck injury against the Eagles at Veterans Stadium that proved to be his final play in the NFL and led to his premature retirement.

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Veterans Stadium hosted the 1998 Atlantic 10 Conference Baseball Tournament, won by Fordham.

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Veterans Stadium was the home field for the Philadelphia Atoms and the Philadelphia Fury, both North American Soccer League teams.

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Veterans Stadium hosted an exhibition match on August 2,1991, between the US National Team and English professional soccer club Sheffield Wednesday FC John Harkes played for Wednesday, the first American to play in the English Premier League.

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Veterans Stadium hosted Philadelphia's City Title high-school football championship game from 1973 to 1977 and in 1979.

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Veterans Stadium hosted many stadium concerts, by famous artists of many different genres.

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Veterans Stadium's goalpost, used by the Philadelphia Eagles for 32 seasons, is marked in the same parking lot.

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