Veterans Stadium

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Veterans Stadium
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Opened April 10, 1971
Closed September 28, 2003
Demolished March 21, 2004
Other Names n/a
Tenants Philadelphia Phillies (1971-2003)
Philadelphia Eagles (1971-2002)
Temple Owls (1978-2002)
Philadelphia Stars (1983-84)

Veterans Stadium (aka The Vet) was a multi-purpose stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. It was located at the northeast corner of Broad Street and Pattison Avenue, as part of the South Philadelphia Sports Complex. The listed seating capacities in 1971 were 65,358 seats for football, and 56,371 for baseball. The 1976 and 1996 Major League Baseball All-Star Games were held at the venue. The Vet also hosted the annual Army-Navy football game seventeen times between 1980 and 2001.

In addition to professional baseball and football, the stadium hosted other amateur and professional sports, large entertainment events, and other civic affairs. It was demolished by implosion in March 2004 after being replaced by the adjacent Citizens Bank Park and Lincoln Financial Field. A parking lot now sits on its former site.

List of credited publications

League Date/Season Team(s) Type
Major League Baseball 1971 Philadelphia Phillies Program
College football November 2, 1974 Navy Midshipmen vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Program
Major League Baseball 1975 Philadelphia Phillies Program
National Football League November 23, 1980 Philadelphia Eagles vs. Oakland Raiders Program
September 27, 1981 Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins Program
Major League Baseball 1981 Philadelphia Phillies vs. Montreal Expos NLDS Program
Major League Baseball 1987 Philadelphia Phillies Program
National Football League September 24, 1989 Philadelphia Eagles vs. San Francisco 49ers Program
November 12, 1989 Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins Program
October 13, 1991 Philadelphia Eagles vs. New Orleans Saints Program
November 14, 1993 Philadelphia Eagles vs. Miami Dolphins Program
Major League Baseball 1999 Philadelphia Phillies Program
National Football League December 31, 2000 Philadelphia Eagles vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Postseason Program
January 11, 2003 Philadelphia Eagles vs. Atlanta Falcons Program
January 19, 2003 Philadelphia Eagles vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Postseason Program
Major League Baseball September 28, 2003 Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves Program

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