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Link: The Sports Network

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - The Spectrum, home of the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers and NBA's Philadelphia 76ers for nearly 40 seasons, is set to close its doors next spring and will be demolished.

The building in South Philadelphia opened on September 30, 1967 with the Quaker City Jazz Festival. It was the home of the Flyers and 76ers until both teams moved into the nearby state-of-the-art Wachovia Center in 1996.

After the two major pro sports teams moved, the Spectrum became the home of the American Hockey League's Philadelphia Phantoms and indoor soccer's Philadelphia Kixx.