To some, it was home of The Seat You’ll Never Sit In. To others, The House That Rock Built.
To just about anybody who lived or worked in the Philadelphia area from 1967 until today, it was a building that evokes personal memories, of very special events.
The Philadelphia Daily News and its partner, Comcast-Spectacor, set out to capture those memories in a special keepsake book, “God Bless the Spectrum.”
With special stories and memorable photo after memorable photo, it’s all there in this must-have book.
The Flyers. The Sixers. The concerts. Monster trucks. Boxing, wrestling, you name it.
OK, we’ll name names. Bob Clarke, Bernie Parent, Dr. J, Wilt, Sir Charles, The Boss, The Chairman of the Board, The King, Diana Ross, The Grateful Dead, Billy Joel, Led Zeppelin, Bruno Sammartino, Bob Knight, Christian Laettner, Smokin’ Joe Frazier . . . they all are in there and more. Don’t miss it.
sneak peak --of "God Bless the Spectrum"
memories -- news & photos
A day to remember for Flyers
Ed Moran: Nothing that happened on the last opening Saturday, when the Flyers paid tribute to the Spectrum, equaled any of the building's biggest moments. But by itself it was a day to remember.
Forever young, inside the old Spectrum
Sam Donnellon: One of two things happen when you go back to a place you once called home. You become disoriented quickly, or move about as if no time elapsed at all. Bobby Jones lost 25 years.
Dan DeLuca: What's the best concert you ever saw? I get asked that with some frequency. And I've got an answer at the ready: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Dec. 9, 1980. At the Spectrum.
college hoops --
Parting gift for Spectrum: 'Nova wins
Mike Kern: It would've been fitting that the last college basketball game at the Spectrum ended in a court-storming. Had security allowed it.