PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Spectrum has a date with the wrecking ball in its future, but fans had the opportunity to say goodbye to a Philadelphia landmark one last time.
It was an “if you can carry it, you can keep it” event, as fans paid $25 to get in the arena for one last time, and this time they can bring home a piece — or in most cases — several pieces of history.
Shot clocks, locker room benches, popcorn machines and actual seats from the arena were among the big-ticket items up for grabs.
Christine and Sam had their hands full:
“We got some chairs. I ripped some of the sticker off the boards. We got the top of the boards. She wanted a rolodex. We got Dei Lynam’s nametag there.”
It was their first time standing at center ice.
Employees say the building will be demolished piece by piece beginning later this month.
Reported By Jericka Duncan, CBS 3, Mike Dougherty KYW Newsradio