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Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Veterans Stadium

 
 
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By Kevin W., March 27, 2015
1. Veterans Stadium Marker
Inscription. A multi-purpose stadium opened here in 1971 and served as home to Philadelphia Phillies and Philadelphia Eagles, 1971-2003. The stadium was the site of three World Series in 1980, 1983, and 1993; two Major League Baseball All-Star games in 1976 and 1996; two National Football Conference Championship games in 1981 and 2003; and 17 Army-Navy football games. "The Vet" had a seating capacity of over 65,000; razed in 2004.

Original Dedication marker
Philadelphia Veterans Stadium
April 4, 1971
Dedicated to those brave men and women of Philadelphia who served in defense of their country.
 
Erected 2005 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museums Commission.
 
Location. 39° 54.319′ N, 75° 10.283′ 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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19148, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Stadium Sculptures (about 400 feet away); Connie Mack
Veterans Stadium Original Dedication marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 27, 2015
2. Veterans Stadium Original Dedication marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Rear Admiral George W. Melville (approx. 0.9 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); Eddie Gottlieb (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Sports
 
Veterans Stadium Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 27, 2015
3. Veterans Stadium Marker
Veterans Stadium Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 27, 2015
4. Veterans Stadium Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 28, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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