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Photo essay: Building PPL Park

PPL Park has been the scene of many memorable moments, beginning with the first game there, a 3-1 win over Seattle on June 27, 2010. To mark the fifth anniversary of the stadium’s opening, Brad Youtz shares photos of the PPL Park’s rise from a rubble strewn field to majestic stadium on the banks of the Delaware River.

SOBS WAITING FOR GBREAKINGSons of Ben Members gather for the the official groundbreaking ceremony for PPL Park

GROUNDBREAKING VIPSDignitaries prepare for the groundbreaking

SONY DSCClearing the ground

SONY DSCLooking across what will become Toyota Plaza and Lots B and C

SONY DSCA panoramic view of the ground clearing before the start of stadium construction

dirtThe ground is prepared…

early construction…and the stadium’s foundation begins to be laid.

girderThe stadium’s structure begins to take shape

work trucksConstruction of the upper level of suites underway

constructionsitepanoStarting to look like a stadium

second deckThe structure for the cover of the main grandstand begins to take shape

cement truckConstruction of the structure to support the cover continues

SONY DSCPPL Park in all its glory


  1. I’ve wanted to see the point-of-view of that last shot for awhile now. Thank you

  2. Agreed, think I just heard a trucker blow his air horn.

  3. I watched the live can feed. Many times but seeing the very beginnings is cool! Thanks!!

  4. Quite amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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