Wednesday, June 9, 2010

2010 Phungo Cards - The Spectrum

2010 Phungo Black Frame Insert - the Spectrum

Tonight the Philadelphia Flyers will play the last home game of their very successful 2009-2010 campaign.

The Flyers now play their home games in the plush confines of the oft renamed Wachovia Center. The last time the Flyers won the Stanley Cup, they played across the parking lot in the much cozier Spectrum.

The Spectrum held it's last sports event about a year ago. There have been several other closing concerts and other closing events since then. The buildings days are numbered, and I will miss it. Between games, concerts and other events I estimate I visited the Spectrum about two dozen times. I saw my first NHL and NBA games there - I also saw many minor league sporting events and college hoop games at the arena. The concerts I saw there included several rockers from the Jurrassic era such as Jerry Garcia, Rush, and Tom Petty.

Hopefully tonight the Flyers will keep their season alive and add to the legacy of their new home.

1 comment:

James said...

The first basketball game I ever saw there was the Sixers vs. Lakers... CBS Game of the Week. Double-OT... my friend Joe and I were in the 3rd grade and sat in the last row at the very top! That was back in the days when your parents would just drop you off and pick up you at the gates.

Of course, my biggest autograph crash & burn was there too... Moses Malone saying he'd sign my program for $3!

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