Aerial views. Army vs. Navy football classic

Historical Images of Philadelphia Charles Higgins Negatives
Aerial views. Army vs. Navy football classic

Item Info

Item No: pdch00182
Title: Aerial views. Army vs. Navy football classic
Historic Street Address: 3601 S Broad Street
Historic Street Address: Broad Street & Pattison Avenue
Media Type: Photographic Negatives
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Image taken by Philadelphia Evening Bulletin photographer Charles T. Higgins.  Notes on the negative's envelope read:  "1951; aerial views, Army vs. Navy football classic"

This 1951 image shows the Philadelphia Municipal Stadium (later named John F. Kennedy Stadium), designed by architectural firm Simon & Simon. The stadium hosted a broad range of sports and concerts from 1926-1992, but its most widely-known use was as "neutral" territory for 41 annual Army-Navy football games, between 1936-1979.  This image shows a capacity crowd for the Army-Navy game.

Located at the far south end of Broad Street, and next to the Philadelphia Naval Base, its horseshoe design was classic for the 1920s.  Its seating capacity was in excess of 102,000 people. The stadium was deemed structurally unsafe and demolished in 1992.

Creation Year: 1951
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.171979
Geocode Latitude:39.901201

Creator Name: Higgins, Charles - Photographer