By Mike DeNardo
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Some familiar symbols of Philadelphia sports glory are returning home. The statues that were once outside the Spectrum are back in South Philadelphia.READ MORE: Phillies' Bryce Harper Out Indefinitely With Broken Thumb After Being Hit By Pitch In 4-2 Win Over Padres
A crane lowered the Julius Erving statue onto a walkway not far from where he once led the Sixers to a championship.
The sculptures of Gary Dornhoefer scoring a playoff goal, Kate Smith, and Dr. J were taken down in October 2010 to make way for the demolition of the Spectrum.
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Now, they’re out of storage and back at the new entertainment complex on the site.
“We actually have a walkway into Xfinity Live, and the statues are along the way,” says Comcast-Spectacor spokesman Ike Richman. “So it’s almost like a walk of fame, if you will, into Xfinity Live. And it does almost link the Wells Fargo Center into Xfinity Live.”
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