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David Sabino
October 13, 2003
Nothing but Vet
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October 13, 2003

Trivial Matters

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Nothing but Vet

Site Unseen
Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium stands empty while the Eagles play at Lincoln Financial Field and the Phillies prepare to move into Citizens Bank Park next April. After the 32-year-old stadium's demolition (tentatively scheduled for February), the site will be used for parking for the entire South Philadelphia sports complex. What was the land used for before it became a ballpark?

a. Baker Bowl
b. Drive-in theater
c. Police shooting range
d. Row houses

The Eagles and Phillies were the best known residents of the Vet; can you name the other pro sports teams who also called the stadium home?

This Week's Matchup
Match the person with his Veterans Stadium job.

1. Dan Baker
2. Ronald Knabb Jr.
3. Seamus McCaffery
4. Dave Raymond

a. Chief architect
b. P.A. announcer
c. Rowdiness judge
d. Phillie Phanatic

Call to Order
Put these moments in Veterans Stadium history in chronological order.

a. An Eagles-Ravens preseason game is canceled when the turf is deemed unplayable
b. Dallas's Michael Irvin is booed as he's carried off the field with career-ending neck injury
c. Ex-cheerleaders file suit against 23 NFL teams for alleged serial-locker-room peeping
d. Nine fans at an Army-Navy game are injured when they fall through a faulty railing