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No sound but overall brings back a lot of memories of the place for me.

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In many ways it was a better fan experience than the Linc.
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In many ways it was a better fan experience than the Linc.
Which ways?

Are you sure that isn't nostalgia talking?
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Which ways?

Are you sure that isn't nostalgia talking?
One way in which the Vet was better is that it was a lot easier to get into and around the stadium. More gates, more ramps, more concourses.

My seats at the Linc are close to the steps to the headshop plaza so I don't have it so bad but I think for people in the upper deck it's a lot more difficult to access. My seats at the Vet were in the 600 level and I used to hang out at halftime with friends with seats in the 700 level all of the time.
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Seats were bigger ... atmosphere was rowdier and more intimidating ... although we got close to that level when Foles was face masked last year
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The rows were wider as well. At the Vet it was possible to let someone normally sized out of the row by swinging your knees to the side. At the Linc anytime anybody wants to leave the row you have to stand up to let them pass.
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I loved the concrete Monster...still miss it...was dank kinda dirty but it was home. Have memories of going in early and watching the opposing Wr's walk the field, counting the nails; Ahh the good Ole days!..saw a few good concerts there too....lots of great Memories

Here is one of my fav home games I was ever @....also the M Irvine game, being a pussy and breaking his own neck,,,classic!

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Are you sure that isn't nostalgia talking?
VET WAS ALL AROUND BETTER. BEST HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE IN THE LEAGUE.

AND THE SINKS WERE LOW ENOUGH TO PISS IN!
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I collapsed a lung there. Section 724, 4th & 1 game, December '95. Stayed til the end and then went straight to the ER at Jefferson. One of my happiest Vet memories.

I loved that dump.
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I collapsed a lung there. Section 724, 4th & 1 game, December '95. Stayed til the end and then went straight to the ER at Jefferson. One of my happiest Vet memories.

I loved that dump.
Thing is it really wasn't a dump for the first couple of decades it was open. I think at some point they stopped maintaining it and the combination of no maintenance and age caused it to become a dump.

Probably after Camden Yards opened. The design became functionally obsolete at that time. It was still good enough to host the MLB All Star game in 1996.
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PS Speaking of All Star games, Philadelphia is due to host one sometime soon, IMO.
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The scoreboards and the bathroom situation is better at the Linc. That’s it.

In the 100 level the cant of the seating is not steep enough for a child or a short adult to see the field well at all.

Rows are longer. If you are in seat 12 or 13 in the 200 level you have to get past 11 people to get out.

At the Vet I was out of my section and meeting IE at halftime in a minute. It took me three minutes just to get of my 200 level section.

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The field, too.
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Thing is it really wasn't a dump for the first couple of decades it was open. I think at some point they stopped maintaining it and the combination of no maintenance and age caused it to become a dump.

Probably after Camden Yards opened. The design became functionally obsolete at that time. It was still good enough to host the MLB All Star game in 1996.
I had season tickets at the top of the 700 level, under cover of the penthouse suites (we'd chant 'HIGH & DRY" to everyone below whenever it rained), from the late 80s on... back when seasons were $200 for the year, including the fake games. When I call it a dump, I mean it in the most affectionate way possible. I had some of the great times of my life in that stadium: Game 6 of the '93 NLCS, the Week 17 Eagles-Redskins game in '92, 4th & 1 x 2, the Genesis show in '87 (with the Flyers tying the Cup Finals against Edmonton across the street at the same time), the Wild Card game against the Lions, the epic tailgates (and free parking!) on Darien Street... there is (or was) no other structure on this earth where I had so many amazing memories.

The fact that it had rats the size of coyotes and always reeked of piss and Schmidt's only enhances my enduring fondness of the place.

Long live The Vet.
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I collapsed a lung there. Section 724, 4th & 1 game, December '95. Stayed til the end and then went straight to the ER at Jefferson. One of my happiest Vet memories.

I loved that dump.
I WAS IN SECTION 726 ROW 3. STARTING IN 1981. SMALL ROW NEXT TO THE ENTRANCE WAY. PERFECT SEATS. SECURITY GUARD KNEW WE BROUGHT BEER HOAGIES IN AND NEVER SAID A WORD WHILE WE WERE GETTING HAMMERED, AND SMOKING THE TWISTED FATTIES.

OZZIE WITH HIS SEAGULL PAINTED GREEN DOING THE EAGLES CHANT, AND THE T-I-T-S-TITS CHANTS.

WE HAD A THREAD ABOUT VET BEFORE THAT BLEW UP. THIS WILL TOO. LOVED THAT PLACE.
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I WAS IN SECTION 726 ROW 3.
We were probably neighbors... but I was all the way up top.
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SAW DAVID BOWIE IN 87, GLASS SPIDER TOUR. SAT RIGHT BEHIND PHILLIES DUGOUT. WAS THERE FOR GENESIS ALSO.
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I was so high I can't remember if Genesis was RFK or the Vet; prolly the Vet....Floyd in 94 was perfect in the circular venue.
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