ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#35815 - 03/21/04 06:47 PM (OT) Veterans Stadium is Gone
ThinkGood Offline
Member
Registered: 08/07/02
Posts: 1081
Loc: Milwaukee, WI
I went to "The Vet" in Philadelphia when I was little. Anybody else remember it?

From http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/
Quote:

It's gone. In just a few minutes the home of the Phillies and the Eagles for more than 30 years has been reduced to rubble. About 3,000 pounds of explosives took down Veterans Stadium, section by section in a clockwise direction as loud booms rang out. "Ladies and gentlemen, you just witnessed history," team announcer Dan Baker told the cheering crowd of several hundred people.


Full story is at http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/news/32104-70.html
Top
Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
#35816 - 03/21/04 07:27 PM Re: (OT) Veterans Stadium is Gone
Ryan_J Offline
Moderator
Registered: 08/19/03
Posts: 1374
Loc: West Jordan, Utah, USA
I've never been to Pennsylvania, but as a football fanatic I must say that I will miss the Vet.

Show me another stadium in the world that actually has a court and jail built in it to detain fans
_________________________
Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City
Top
#35817 - 03/21/04 07:32 PM Re: (OT) Veterans Stadium is Gone
koz-man Offline
Member
Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 10
Loc: Scranton Pa, USA
I've been to the Vet to many times to count. Being a Cincinnati Reds fan my greatest memory would have to be on July 19,1978. I was 12 years old and the Phillies were hosting the Reds.

At the start of the game Pete Rose had a 31 game hitting streak going. The Phillies kept Rose hit-less until the 9th inning. Pete bunted and reached first to keep his hitting streak alive. He went on to tie a National League record 44 games with a hit.

What a great game and the Reds won 7-2.

I'm looking forward to visiting the new stadium very soon. The Phillies open with the Reds and I plan on being there. Not opening day though...I refuse to pay $300 per ticket on E-bay.

Go Reds

Frank
Top
#35818 - 03/21/04 08:36 PM Re: (OT) Veterans Stadium is Gone
LK Offline
Member
Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 1429
Loc: New Jersey
I remember a night at the Vet, it was the last game, before a players strike, the rain was comming down in buckets, but had a great evening at the Vet.
Top

Member Spotlight
Member Since: 02/23/13
Posts: 204
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box


Who's Online
0 registered (), 67 Guests and 10 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
 
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
 
Top Posters (30 Days)
Admin 47
HotLine1 43
gfretwell 19
Ruben Rocha 12
Trumpy 9
 
Newest Members
KrmtFrg, Stack, Scotto, Freecrowder, clee512

ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals