Nov 122010
The Spectrum in Philadelphia

The Spectrum in Philadelphia

November 12

The date has finally been set.

The Spectrum will be demolished during a ceremony on Nov. 23. The one-hour wrecking ball event will commence with a free viewing party that is open to the public, including a block party with dollar hot dogs and soft drinks.

Philly sports legends Bernie Parent, Bob Clarke and Julius Erving will attend the demolition.

“The Spectrum will always be a special place for so many people,” Comcast-Spectacor Chairman Ed Snider said in a statement. “And, while the bricks and mortar may soon be gone, the memories will live with us forever. The Spectrum has meant so much to me, personally, and while it is a very sad moment, I reflect back on all of the terrific memories and excitement that the Spectrum brought to millions of people. It really gives me a thrill to have been a part of that.”

The demolition of the 43-year-old Spectrum also signals the start of construction for Philly Live, a retail, restaurant and entertainment district.

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