Franklin Field

Franklin Field


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PA), US
Home field for the University of Pennsylvania Quakers and Penn Relays.

Originally opened in 1895 (at a cost of $100,000) for the first running of the Penn Relays, the stadium was rebuilt in 1922 in its present form. Franklin Field, deemed by the NCAA as the oldest stadium still operating for football games, has been the site of the nation's first scoreboard (1895), the nation's first two-tiered stadium (1922), the first football radio broadcast (WIP, 1922), the first football telecast (PhilCo, 1939) and Vince Lombardi's only NFL playoff loss (1960).

Hosted the Army-Navy game in 1899 and in 1925, as well as served as the home for the Philadelphia Eagles for several seasons.
Home field for the University of Pennsylvania Quakers and Penn Relays.

Originally opened in 1895 (at a cost of $100,000) for the first running of the Penn Relays, the stadium was rebuilt in 1922 in its present form. Franklin Field, deemed by the NCAA as the oldest stadium still operating for football games, has been the site of the nation's first scoreboard (1895), the nation's first two-tiered stadium (1922), the first football radio broadcast (WIP, 1922), the first football telecast (PhilCo, 1939) and Vince Lombardi's only NFL playoff loss (1960).

Hosted the Army-Navy game in 1899 and in 1925, as well as served as the home for the Philadelphia Eagles for several seasons.
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Links: www.pennathletics.com
By: boothy443

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