Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Veterans Stadium Sculptures
On the base of Tackle (1974):
Veterans Stadium was home to the Eagles from 1971 through two playoff games in January 2003. Biggest of their 11 playoff games at the Vet was a 20-7 win over the bitter rival Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Championship game before 70,696 roaring fans, January 11, 1981.
The Vet was home to another pro football team, the Philadelphia Stars, of the United States Football League. The Stars played there during the 1983 and 1984 USFL seasons. Included was one playoff game in their initial season.
Seventeen times the Army/Navy college football classic was played at the Vet. The stadium was home to Temple University football, 1974-2002. Among
On the base of Play at Second Base (1974):
The Phillies played at Veterans Stadium, 1971-2003. They reached the post-season seven times and won three National League pennants (1980, 1983, 1993). The Phillies' greatest moment was winning the World Series over the Kansas City Royals, October 21, 1980, before 65,838 delirious fans at the Vet. Twice, the Phillies hosted the All-Star Game, 1976 and 1996, with the National League winning both games.
Following the last out of the 2003 season, the Phillies closed Veterans Stadium with an emotional Closing Ceremony that featured a parade of Alumni and the 2003 team. Tug McGraw, who got the final out in the 1980 World Series win, threw the simulated last pitch. The date was September 28, 11,859 days after the first game, April 10, 1971.
Hundreds of youth from the area played at Veterans Stadium through numerous baseball programs, including the Carpenter Cub for high school players, Liberty Bell Classic and Bill Giles Cup for colleges and Philadelphia Recreation Department games. The Home Run Derby championships were held there annually.
On the base of Full-Swing (The Batter) (1974):
Veterans Stadium hosted many concerts including
On the base of Punter (1974):
The Philadelphia Catholic League football playoffs were held at the Vet during the 1970s and 1980s. South Philadelphia High School played a football game there in 1983. Soccer, including two pro soccer teams, the Fury and the Atoms, plus a World Soccer Exhibition in 1991, took place at the stadium.
Erected 2005 by the Philadelphia Phillies.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Sports. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities 🎓, and the The Beatles 🎶 series lists.
Location. 39° 54.312′ N, 75° 10.368′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Pattison Avenue 0.1 miles east of South Broad Street, on the right when traveling west. Coordinates are for the sculpture, Tackle. The sculptures are located in the parking lot of Citizens Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19148, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Stadium (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Connie Mack (approx. ¼ mile away); 16"/50 Caliber Mark 7 Gun Barrel Number 293 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Rear Admiral George W. Melville (approx. 0.8 miles away); Tommy Loughran (approx. 1.1 miles away); Stephen Girard (1750 -1831) (approx. 1.2 miles away); Israel Goldstein (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 28, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 252 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on February 23, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on March 28, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.