Opened in 1895 for the Penn Relays, Franklin Field is the oldest sports stadium in use in the United States.  The part-time home of the Philadelphia Stars when scheduling conflicts occurred over Veterans Stadium, Franklin Field normally was the University of Pennsylvania's home for football, lacrosse, track and field, field hockey, soccer and intramural sports as well.

Franklin Field today seats approximately 52,500, and from 1958 to 1970 was the home of the Philadelphia Eagles, where in 1960 the team defeated Vince Lombardi and the Green Bay Packers, 17-13, to win the city's last NFL championship.  It's also the place where a man in a Santa Claus costume was pelted with snowballs, and where Howard Cosell got loaded during a 1970 Eagles-Giants game, vomiting on Don Meredith.  

1970 would be the last year the Eagles played at Franklin, moving to Veterans Stadium - but strangely enough, Franklin Field continues on today, hosting the Penn Relays and other Penn events... while "The Vet" has been torn down and replaced.


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


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