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About time...

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PHILADELPHIA -- Veterans Stadium was reduced to a pile of rubble in just more than a minute on Sunday as hundreds of people gathered to watch the demolition.


About 3,000 pounds of explosives took down the old concrete home of the Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles, section by section in a clockwise direction as loud booms rang out.



The Phillie Phanatic and other fans watch as Veteran Stadium is turned to rubble.


"Ladies and gentlemen, you just witnessed history," team announcer Dan Baker told the cheering crowd of several hundred people. One onlooker played Taps on a silver trumpet to mark the occasion.


Former Phillies slugger Greg Luzinski, a member of the 1980 World Series team, and the Phillie Phanatic pushed a ceremonial red plunger as the explosions began.


"That was a big one," Luzinski said. "It took 2
03-21-2004 05:01 PM
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Still a lot of memories there, will be missed.
03-21-2004 06:29 PM
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cbfranchise3 Wrote:Still a lot of memories there, will be missed.
Not by many visiting players. That place has been a dump for years.
03-21-2004 08:52 PM
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the only memories i have of that place are, the turf ripping at the seams and the eagles fans acting like animals.
03-21-2004 09:03 PM
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And what about those NFL cheerleaders saying something about people spying on them in their locker room?
03-23-2004 08:52 PM
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now we gotta find a new hole! 03-pissed
03-24-2004 04:50 PM
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Quote of the day:

"It's a good thing they didn't use bulldozers to bring down the Vet...if they had, one of them probably would've torn an ACL in the process." :laugh:
03-24-2004 09:27 PM
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:laugh: :laugh:
03-25-2004 01:16 PM
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