Philadelphia Convention Hall and Civic Center

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Philadelphia Convention Hall and Civic Center
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Opened 1931
Closed 1996
Demolished 2005
Other Names Municipal Auditorium
Philadelphia Convention Hall
Tenants La Salle Explorers (1989-96)
Philadelphia Firebirds (1974-79)
Philadelphia Blazers (1972-73)
Philadelphia 76ers (1963-67)
Philadelphia Warriors (1952-62)
Temple Owls (1938-55)

The Philadelphia Convention Hall and Civic Center, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was a complex of five or more buildings developed out of a series of buildings dedicated to expanding trade which began with the National Export Exhibition in 1899. There were two important buildings on the site. The Commercial Museum, built in 1899, was one of the original exposition buildings. The Municipal Auditorium (Convention Hall) was built in 1931 and Philip H. Johnson was the architect. The site hosted national political conventions in 1900, 1936, 1940, and 1948.

List of credited publications

League Date/Season Team(s) Type
College basketball December 29, 1938 Temple Owls vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Program
Villanova Wildcats vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Program
National Basketball Association 1954-55 Philadelphia Warriors Program
1955-56 Philadelphia Warriors Program
Philadelphia Warriors vs. Syracuse Nationals Postseason Program
Philadelphia Warriors vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Finals Program
1957-58 Philadelphia Warriors vs. New York Knicks Program
Philadelphia Warriors vs. Syracuse Nationals Postseason Program
1958-59 Philadelphia Warriors vs. Boston Celtics Program
1959-60 Philadelphia Warriors Program (1 • 2)
1960-61 Philadelphia Warriors Program (1 • 2)
1961-62 Philadelphia Warriors Program
Philadelphia Warriors vs. Syracuse Nationals Postseason Program
November 1, 1963 Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics Program
December 26, 1963 Philadelphia 76ers vs. San Francisco Warriors Program
December 28, 1963 Philadelphia 76ers vs. Los Angeles Lakers Program
February 19, 1964 Philadelphia 76ers vs. Baltimore Bullets Program
December 30, 1964 Philadelphia 76ers vs. Los Angeles Lakers Program
March 5, 1966 Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics Program
April 7, 1966 Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics Postseason Program
1966-67 Philadelphia 76ers Program (1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5)
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics Postseason Program

See also

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