Monday, March 22, 2004

Veterans Stadium Implosion

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"Some 3000 pounds of explosives was loaded into the columns of Veterans Stadium. All went as planned. It was detonated at 7 a-m and now what was once a state-of-the-art facility is no more than a pile of concrete. It took about 62 seconds.

A large area around the sports complex in South Philadelphia is closed off for the implosion, and airspace above the stadium is restricted to a 15-hundred-foot elevation for a quarter-mile radius.

Crowds gathered a few blocks away to view the implosion, and pre-blast events got under way about 6:40 a-m with various city V-I-Ps taking part.


Click the graphic above for the video.

Gone, via boing boing

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Never saw baseball there. I was a Shibe park fan, but it was an awful place for football. Most seats were unbelievably far from the field. Binoculars were a necessity.

Posted by: Bill Saylor | Mar 27, 2004 9:51:37 PM

Never saw baseball there. I was a Shibe park fan, but it was an awful place for football. Most seats were unbelievably far from the field. Binoculars were a necessity.

Posted by: Bill Saylor | Mar 27, 2004 9:51:44 PM

The Vet was the home to philly fans since 1971 and was a true home field advantage for the Phillies and Eagles.When opposing teams and players would step onto to that rock hard surface called astroturf it put fear into the opponent. The way the stadium was structured to keep noise in so on them cold december nights when the eagles crowd would roar u could feel chills up ur spine. Or when Jim Thome hits a bomb and the crowd erupts this stadium was special. Lincoln financial filed will never create what the Vet had done from beer to fist fights to the only stadium to ever have a jail inside it. The Vet is like philly tough rugid and arrogant. There will never be another place like the Vet.

Posted by: Dominic Menna | Apr 11, 2004 8:08:07 PM

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