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Eric Sideways, Hammonton, NJ -- Aug 10, 2007 12:26 PM
2 visit(s). My rating: 8
I was 6 in 2000 when i went to Vetrans Stadium and i can't remember what happened cuz i was only 6.....When i went to Veterans Stadium in 2003 i was blown away by the size of it.....i was only 9 but that place was huge......i remember the smell of hotdogs...popcorn and the sound of the bats clocking balls during batting practice....and the astroturf...and the Phillie Phanatic....It was a game against the San Diego Padres and it was the last year at "The Vet". Though the Phillies lost due to a homerun in the top of the 9th to blow their lead ill never forget how many "BOO"'s there were in that stadium. It's True Philadelphia is a tough city, when you dont win you get "booed" and Jose Mesa got Booed......I havent been to the new Citizens Bank Park yet but plan to go.....Vetrans Stadium was my firts ball park and i'll never forget it.

Scott S, Mechanicsburg, PA -- Aug 28, 2007 04:32 AM
1 visit(s). My rating: 5
It was a dump that smelled like the rest of south Philly....

U Whittock, Springfield, VA -- Jun 16, 2013 22:24 PM
10 visit(s). My rating: 1
This was the worst place ever to watch a baseball game. Even when the team was good, going there was depressing beyond belief. It was a dump, like watching a baseball game from inside the world’s biggest toilet. The only other park I’ve ever been to that rivals it is the monstrosity in Montreal. Well, the R.F.K. in Washington was pretty awful, too, but Veterans’ Stadium had to have been the worst. I wish I could say one good thing about it, but I can’t

Shane Schirmer, Medina, OH -- Oct 09, 2019 17:04 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 1
A big dumpy sterile cookie cutter. Not much to be said about the place. Throw in turf, and you have a disaster of a ballpark.

Jeffrey Harper, Norfolk, VA -- Apr 28, 2021 22:16 PM
10 visit(s). My rating: 4
I remember going to a game or two as a kid in the mid-70's with our community recreation department as part of the "Knothole Gang". Hundreds of kids were penned up in the upper deck in center field. The rest of the stadium was off limits, thanks to chain link fences in the seats and concourses. While stationed in Philly in the early 80's, I could get a general admission ticket for the 700 level for a dollar with my military ID, and saw about 20-25 games that way. I often tried to sneak down into the lower level, but they made it difficult. There were separate entrances for the lower and upper levels- heaven forbid that the riff-raff from the upper deck would befoul the boxes in the lower deck! But I couldn't complain since I got in for a buck! Got to see Pete Rose, Mike Schmidt and the 1983 World Series team, just from way up there. So I got to see half of Veterans Stadium- the top half!

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