Philly fans bid Spectrum farewell
PHILADELPHIA -- The Spectrum, the Philadelphia arena that hosted decades of professional sports and concerts, met its end Tuesday, not with a bang but with the brute force of a wrecking ball.
Hundreds of fans and former players, including Hall of Famers Julius "Dr. J" Erving of the Philadelphia 76ers and Bernie Parent of the Philadelphia Flyers, watched the 43-year-old arena's demise with the building's developer, Ed Snider.
"Thanks very much to Mr. Snider for this great old building ...
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