This summer, CVM made significant progress on the second and third phases of a planned five-phase program intended to rehabilitate the concrete grandstands of the nation’s oldest active college football stadium.
Celebrating its 125th birthday this month, the University of Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field has been the home to Penn football and the Penn Relays since 1895. The modern stadium, completed in 1925, still hosts Quaker football and the Penn Relays, as well as other campus events.
The home opener for the Quakers and the official celebration of Franklin Field’s 125th birthday is tonight (Friday, October 4) against Dartmouth. Kicking off at 7 PM with live coverage on ESPNU, the game comes nearly 125 years to the day of Franklin Field’s first home opener, a 40-0 Quaker victory over Swarthmore College.