Spectrum To Meet Wrecking Ball On Nov. 23

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Spectrum is set for one last shot.

The famed arena in South Philadelphia will face the wrecking ball at noon on Nov. 23. Former Philadelphia Flyers Bernie Parent and Bobby Clarke, and Philadelphia 76ers Hall of Famer Julius “Dr. J” Erving all won championships playing games at the Spectrum and will be on hand for its final event.

The public is invited to watch as Comcast-Spectacor chairman Ed Snider makes the signal to strike the 43-year-old former home of the Flyers and 76ers with the wrecking ball.

The Spectrum officially closed when Pearl Jam completed its fourth show in five nights on October 31, 2009.

The Spectrum is set to make way for an entertainment development.

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One Comment

  1. Mike in Philly says:

    And another thing, losing another multi-purpose arena is not a good thing when it comes to trying to get Philadelphia on the map when it comes to Olympics.. we had little chance before losing the spectrum but even less now it would seem.. thanks again Mr. Snider and Comcast for caring more about your money than what is best for the city and the public and providing BROADCAST TV of the sports teams…

  2. mike in Philly says:

    It’s a disgrace what the Snider and Comcast regime has done to sports in Philadelphia, removing sports from free to air TV and forcing people to have Comcast or nothing.. They have ruined hockey in Philadelphia and as for the NBA which is itself in ruins, it’s just much smaller with Snider and Comcast in control.. It would seem that they would like nothing else than to take over the eagles and phillies broadcasts totally as well. Now, they want to change South Philly forever and bring shopping to it…WOW…HA HA HA… I can go shopping anywhere Mr. Snider and comcast… Thank you SO MUCH for ruining sports in Philadelphia. The FCC should come in and liquidate the assets of the Comcast corporation and the tower in center city.

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