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I never knew baseball was played at Franklin Field.

In person, it's such a cool looking old stadium, and I love how it's smack in the middle of Penn's historic campus and also modern development.

I love the backdrop of the scoreboard too.

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Kinda unrelated, but here's their softball field (and the field one of my leagues uses). It's "in the shadow" so to speak of Franklin Field.

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There is something that is wrong about having Arena Football in a full size stadium. :oops:

New Orleans Night (Arena Football League) in the Superdome:

That is probably literally the worst team name I have ever heard. Seriously. "Night"? So collectively the team forms one night? How do they do that? And even if they were the "Nights", so each individual player was a "Night", how does that work? Each player is a period of time? Does that mean they don't play well in afternoon games? Is this name supposed to be intimidating, like dark and mysterious? That couldn't make less sense.

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That reminds me of a high school my team had played. I never found out if they were the Nights or Knights, but at the beginning of the game the PA announcer yelled "iiiiiiiit's (k)night timeeeeee!" when the players ran out. Me and my friends just calmly looked at each other, looked up at the moon, and said "yes, yes it is".

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I never knew baseball was played at Franklin Field.

In person, it's such a cool looking old stadium, and I love how it's smack in the middle of Penn's historic campus and also modern development.

I love the backdrop of the scoreboard too.

franklin_field.jpg

Kinda unrelated, but here's their softball field (and the field one of my leagues uses). It's "in the shadow" so to speak of Franklin Field.

N-Penn-Park-472x295.jpg

What does the building that the scoreboard sits on function as?

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Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall set up for the Albany Devils

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You just made me think of this. Boardwalk Hall held a bowl game at one time.

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That was the 1964 Liberty Bowl between Utah and West Virginia. The game had been held at Philidelphia in previous years and at has been held at Memphis ever since.

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Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall set up for the Albany Devils

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You just made me think of this. Boardwalk Hall held a bowl game at one time.

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Being only about an hour away from Atlantic City, I have been there hundreds of times. When you look at boardwalk hall, you think it's so small. It's amazing that it can hold sporting events like that.

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Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall set up for the Albany Devils

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You just made me think of this. Boardwalk Hall held a bowl game at one time.

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kinda reminds me of the Kibbie Dome that U of Idaho plays in. Goal posts mounted on the wall. They also host track, basketball and Volleyball for sure. Worked a game there with Louisiana- Monroe football.

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Kinda unrelated, but here's their softball field (and the field one of my leagues uses). It's "in the shadow" so to speak of Franklin Field.

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That'd be a fun place to play softball. Great backdrop.

I liked playing there a lot more when I lived within a short walk! Actually it was kinda frustrating, since it's a women's softball field, it's a litle too easy for guys to hit home runs, even in freezing weather - and we play with wood bats. It's part of a huge recreational complex that they built in between the river and campus - soccer fields, flag football, etc. There's also a heated "bubble" that us used for rec soccer and modified softball - it's played with a larger and slightly softer ball, so I guess they can play in a smaller facility because I guess the ball can't be hit as far or something. Never actually tried it myself.

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Totally off topic, here's the park near my new house in South Philly. Not visible but just to the right are the "famous" cheeseteak places that are always on TV.

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