The University of Pennsylvania's Franklin Field, 1926.
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Exterior of the stadium

Credit: Courtesy of the Pennsylvania State Archives

Built in 1895 to host the Penn Relays, the University of Pennsylvania's Franklin Field boasted one of the nation's first scoreboards. Rebuilt in the early 1920s, it became the largest two-tiered stadium in the United States and could hold more than 52,000 fans. Franklin Field also served as the home of the Philadelphia Eagles from 1958 through 1970. Today, it continues to host the annual Penn Relays, the nation's largest track-and-field meet.

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