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. During these postseason games, the ballpark hosted some of the largest crowds in recent memory: 67,064 attended Game 5 of the 1983 World Series, and another 8 postseason games from 1980 to 1983 had an attendance above 64,000.
- Rich Westcott: Veterans Stadium, Field of Memories, Temple University Press, Philadelphia, PA, 2005.