|The Spectrum/Courtesy: philadelphia.about.com|
The building has an incredible history. From the "Broad Street Bully" days of the Philadelphia Flyers to the banner days of Dr. J and the 76ers, there have been more memorable events there than most can count.
For me, my memory of the Spectrum is the 76ers intro's, done by the voice of the Sixers, Dave Zinkoff. Thanks YouTube:
According to reports from Philly, the building, which sits on the edge of the South Philadelphia sports complex--next to Lincoln Financial field and the baseball stadium, is being torn down so that a "Entertainment, Retail and restaurant" complex can open on the site. The complex is scheduled to be open sometime in 2012.
Here is a look at what is going on and memories, courtesy of WPVI-TV: