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From BR Bullpen
Capacity: 62,536 (final), 56,371 (original)
Also known as: The Vet
Location: 3501 Broad Street (at Pattison), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Tenants: Philadelphia Phillies, 1971-2003. Also hosted the Philadelphia Eagles (NFL), Philadelphia Stars (USFL) and Philadlephia Fury (NASL).
Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia was a classic multipurpose stadium in the same design as Riverfront Stadium and Three Rivers Stadium. It was an octorad in shape that resembled a concrete ashtray. The turf was also vilified as "green concrete".
Veterans Stadium played host to two All-Star Games (1976 and 1996) and three World Series (1980, 1983 and 1993). The Phillies won their only World Series title in Veterans Stadium on October 21, 1980.
 Further Reading
- Rich Westcott: Veterans Stadium, Field of Memories, Temple University Press, Philadelphia, PA, 2005.