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  • Veterans Stadium comes down

    PHILADELPHIA -- Over the passing days it stood there more like an ancient concrete relic, one section already torn down, but cause enough for motorists to stop in the middle of Pattison Avenue to absorb one long lasting look. Some fans used it as a backdrop for family pictures -- keepsakes to show their grandchildren where they watched baseball growing up.
    Within 62 seconds Sunday morning, Veterans Stadium collapsed into a 50-foot heap of dirt, crushed concrete and twisted steel.

    The Vet took its last breath at 7 a.m. ET when Demolition Dynamics Company imploded the building, after former Phillies slugger Greg Luzinski and the Phillie Phanatic pushed down the symbolic plunger, setting off a series of booms that toppled the Vet inward like gigantic concrete domino set, starting in the southwest corner and working clockwise.

    The large dust plume drifted northward into Citizen Bank Park, the Phillies' new home, and evaporated quickly.


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    Doesn't that leave Busch Stadium as the last of the "cookie cutter" multi-purpose stadia?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by stlredman@Mar 21 2004, 09:49 AM
      Doesn't that leave Busch Stadium as the last of the "cookie cutter" multi-purpose stadia?
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        Looks alot like Busch Stadium without the arches arount the top of the roof.

        Looking forward to 2006.

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          Shame it wasn't full...

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            Since Busch Stadium is soo close to the new one, it'll be brought down by wrecking ball, IIRC

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            • #7
              Originally posted by 007@Mar 21 2004, 12:12 PM
              Since Busch Stadium is soo close to the new one, it'll be brought down by wrecking ball, IIRC
              What is IIRC? Thanks in advance.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Jack Daniels+Mar 21 2004, 12:25 PM-->
                QUOTE (Jack Daniels @ Mar 21 2004, 12:25 PM)

              • #9
                Originally posted by stlredman@Mar 21 2004, 09:49 AM
                Doesn't that leave Busch Stadium as the last of the "cookie cutter" multi-purpose stadia?
                That is a great site---I'm not sure about the cookie cutter question---how many baseball parks currently in use have had regular season NFL games played in them? Busch, Wrigley, Yankee---there must be more.
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                • #10
                  So let me get this right: they built Citizen Bank Park and renovated the Vet? :P

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