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Vintage Philadelphia Municipal JFK Stadium
Vintage Philadelphia Municipal JFK Stadium from www.retrophilly.com

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John F. Kennedy Stadium, formerly known as Philadelphia Municipal Stadium and originally Sesquicentennial Stadium was a massive open-air stadium that stood on Broad Street, south of Pattison Avenue from 1926 to 1992. Originally planned as the city's centerpiece for the ill-fated 150th anniversary of our Nation's celebration in 1926, Sesquicentennial was built on swampland in an undeveloped part of Philadelphia, where getting to an from the stadium would be a big problem. Even worse, construction of the stadium was still in progress on the morning of the stadium's inaugural event on April 15, 1926, a football game featuring the Philadelphia Quakers of the American Football League. Things weren't much better on September 23, 1926 when 120,567 fans braved torrential rains and sloppy conditions to witness the world championship heavyweight bout between Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney.. Renamed Municipal Stadium in 1927 the venue hosted the Frankford Yellow Jackets football team through 1931, the Philadelphia Eagles from 1936 to 1940, and the annual Army-Navy Game exclusively from 1936 through 1979. The stadium hosted collegiate bowl games, the Philadelphia Bell of the WFL, soccer matches and NASCAR races. New life was infused beginning in 1965 when outdoor stadium concerts became a thing and the newly renamed JFK Stadium hosted the Supremes (1965), the Beatles (1966), Judy Garland & Count Basie (1968), Yes and Peter Frampton (1976), Led Zeppelin (1977), Rolling Stones (1978), The Outlaws country rock fest (1981), Live Aid (1985) Bob Dylan & Grateful Dead (1987) , and many other until the venue was condemned in 1989 and demolished in 1992. Gone but never forgotten by Philly faithful sports and rock fans! Our tees are preshrunk 100% ringspun cotton. Color: Old Skool Grey
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