Watch: The origins of Vet Stadium and the 700 level

Watch: The origins of Vet Stadium and the 700 level
July 17, 2014, 11:30 am

We've all seen the video of the Vet coming down countless times -- explosions are fun, after all -- but here's some rare footage of the construction of Veterans Stadium and the now infamous 700 level section.

The video is from the Philadelphia Department of Records who recently decided to put some old videos they unearthed onto their YouTube page. Philly Mag described them as "showcasing everything from footage of Mayor Frank Rizzo in Germantown to shots of the construction of Veterans stadium."

Obviously the Vet construction was the most relevant to our audience. There's no audio to go along with the footage but look at all those different colored seats!

It may sound weird but the place actually looked kind of pretty before a game was ever even played there, right?