Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Franklin Field

For the second day, we present a stadium of an opposing team that has Packer ties. Franklin Field in Philadelphia, PA, was the site of the 1960 NFL championship game between the Eagles and Packers. The Eagles won that day 17-13 — the only playoff or championship game lost by Lombardi’s Packers.

Franklin Field is the University of Pennsylvania's stadium for football, field hockey, lacrosse, sprint football, and track and field (and formerly for soccer).

It was also the home of the Philadelphia Eagles from 1958 through 1970. On August 23, 1958, the first Canadian Football League game played on American soil between two Canadian teams was played at Franklin Field, as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeated the Ottawa Rough Riders, 13-7.

1 comment:

turkeytk said...

Franklin Field had to be one of the greatest venues to watch a football game....tremendous site lines, comfortable and enjoyable.