Frankford Stadium

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Frankford Stadium
Yellow Jacket Field
Frankford Stadium.jpg
Location Frankford Ave. & Devereaux St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Opened 1923
Closed 1931
Owner Frankford Athletic Association
Tenants
Frankford Yellow Jackets

Frankford Stadium was a football field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that was the home of the Frankford Yellow Jackets football team of the National Football League, which predated the Philadelphia Eagles. The stadium was also known as Yellow Jacket Field.

The stadium, located at Frankford Avenue and Devereaux Street, was the Yellow Jackets' home from 1923 through 1930. On July 27, 1931, a fire caused major damage to the structure,[1] forcing the Yellow Jackets to play their remaining games at the Baker Bowl, Shibe Park, and the University of Pennsylvania's Franklin Field, before disbanding during the 1931 season.[2] The site was purchased in 1933 by the Franklin Legion Athletic Association, who demolished the structure to build the Franklin Legion Athletic Field. When the Frankford Legion AA reorganized as the Northeast Philadelphia AA later that year, the stadium's name was changed to Yellow Trojan Field.[3] As of 2013, an automotive dealership and rowhouses occupy the site.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Jackets Stadium Destroyed by Fire". Philadelphia Record. July 28, 1931. 
  2. ^ "EaglesFans website". Archived from the original on 2008-02-03. Retrieved 2007-09-07. 
  3. ^ "Ghosts of the Gridirons website". Retrieved 2007-09-07. 

Coordinates: 40°01′37″N 75°03′50″W / 40.0269°N 75.0638°W / 40.0269; -75.0638