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August 29, 2001 | Wire Reports
Veterans Stadium workers in Philadelphia raced the clock to convert the field from baseball to football in time for Thursday's Eagle game against the New York Jets. This will be the first football game at the stadium since a botched conversion forced the cancellation of an Eagle-Raven exhibition game Aug. 13. In the weeks since, officials tweaked the stadium's drainage system and developed a plan to add a layer of asphalt beneath the turf for football games.
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November 28, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
Friday's top high school football games: Santa Ana Mater Dei (10-2) vs. Long Beach Poly (11-1) at Veterans Stadium, 7:30 p.m. (Fox Sports West) This is a rematch of last year's Pac-5 final won by Poly, 35-17. There figures to be fewer points scored in this semifinal game between two powerful defenses. Mater Dei will try to run the ball with Justin Allen. Poly will try to run the ball by committee behind its big offensive line. Each team will seek to pull off a big play.
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January 16, 2003
"Like eating pork and beans all the time. If that's all you got, you acquire a taste for it." Hugh Douglas, Philadelphia Eagle defensive end, on the notorious turf at Veterans Stadium.
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November 26, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 2013 has produced lots of offense and lots of points this season, but Friday's Pac-5 Division semifinal game between Long Beach Poly and Santa Ana Mater Dei at Veterans Stadium is going to feature two teams with exceptional defenses. In other words, get ready for some hard hitting, with not a lot of scoring. Both teams can stop the run. Both teams can put pressure on the quarterback. Both teams can come up with big plays. Therefore, maybe each school will be working on a trick play or two this week to get a slight edge.
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August 30, 2013 | By Steve Galluzzo
James Brooks' 11-yard touchdown run has increased Long Beach Poly's lead over Crenshaw to 15-7 early in the third quarter at Veterans Stadium.   
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November 15, 1986 | United Press International
The management of the Philadelphia Eagles, upset by fighting among fans during a 17-14 loss to the New York Giants at Veterans Stadium last weekend, has adopted tough new measures to limit drinking before and during games. A team spokesman said Friday that the new measures, including a ban on beer sales after halftime and beefed-up police patrols to stop pregame drinking in parking lots, will take effect Sunday when the Eagles play the Detroit Lions at Philadelphia.
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March 11, 1987
Ken Iman, who was fired as the Philadelphia Eagles' offensive line coach less than three months ago, has rejoined the team as assistant director of penthouse sales, a newly created position designed to help market 38 new suites at Veterans Stadium.
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August 30, 2013 | By Steve Galluzzo
Nolan Grigsby returned a punt 79 yards for a touchdown to give Crenshaw a 7-0 lead over host Long Beach Poly early in the second quarter at Veterans Stadium. Crenshaw fumbled away the opening kickoff and was stopped twice on downs in the first quarter and Poly turned the ball over twice in the first quarter.  
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September 6, 1995
Los Alamitos 1994 RECORDS: OVERALL: 12-1 LEAGUE: 5-0 COACH: John Barnes RECORD AT SCHOOL: 136-46-6 RETURNING STARTERS: OFF: 7 DEF: 8 * *--* TOP RETURNERS OFF DEF YR Brian Bausch, 6-3,242 OL -- Sr. Tom Carbajal, 5-10,175 -- DB Sr. Brent Cooper, 5-11,235 -- DL Sr. Kevin Feterik, 6-2,183 QB -- Sr. Ryan Gragnano, 5-9,170 RB DB Sr. Stan Guyness, 6-3,172 WR -- Sr. Tony Hartley, 6-1,185 WR -- Sr. Mike Kahn, 5-9,205 -- LB Sr. Troy Larkin, 6-3,270 OL -- Sr.
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November 1, 1990 | PAUL McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Heat has not decided where it will play in 1991, although it has submitted a list of possible game dates to the American Professional Soccer League West. The league deadline for teams to submit information on playing sites, dates and $6,000 in annual fees is today. The APSL season will run from May to October next year. A Heat spokesman said the team has narrowed its choices to El Camino College in Torrance and Veterans Stadium in Long Beach.
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November 22, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Long Beach Poly's smothering defense sacked quarterback Ricky Town four times in a dominating performance to help the Jackrabitts defeat St. Bonaventure, 44-8, in a Pac-5 Division quarterfinal game. John "Juju" Smith, on his 17th birthday, had a nine-yard touchdown catch and a 62-yard touchdown run. Jeremy Calhoun had two touchdowns. Caleb Turner had an interception and Rodney Shorter returned another interception 32 yards for a touchdown. Poly (11-1) will face Mater Dei in a semifinal game on Friday at Veterans Stadium.
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November 14, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
Friday's top high school football playoff games: Anaheim Servite (5-5) at Westlake Village Westlake (8-2), 7:30 p.m. (Fox Sports West Prep Zone): Teams with lots of talented underclassmen meet in a Pac-5 Division playoff opener. Marmonte League champion Westlake is on a six-game winning streak fueled by a defense that has been shutting down good offenses. Sophomore quarterback Malik Henry has played solidly while trying to avoid mistakes. Servite, having faced the toughest schedule of any team in Southern California, should be ready for playoff pressure.
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August 30, 2013 | By Steve Galluzzo
Nolan Grigsby returned a punt 79 yards for a touchdown to give Crenshaw a 7-0 lead over host Long Beach Poly early in the second quarter at Veterans Stadium. Crenshaw fumbled away the opening kickoff and was stopped twice on downs in the first quarter and Poly turned the ball over twice in the first quarter.  
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August 30, 2013 | By Steve Galluzzo
James Brooks' 11-yard touchdown run has increased Long Beach Poly's lead over Crenshaw to 15-7 early in the third quarter at Veterans Stadium.   
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November 23, 2012 | By Steve Galluzzo
Despite a storied history that includes 18 Southern Section titles, Long Beach Poly began the postseason as an underdog. But the Jackrabbits have adapted nicely to their new role, and now they find themselves in a more familiar position: one win away from a championship. The Jackrabbits got a fourth-quarter touchdown and a late turnover Friday night to hold off third-seeded Bellflower St. John Bosco, 13-10, in a Pac-5 Division semifinal at fog-shrouded Veterans Memorial Stadium in Long Beach.
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September 3, 2009 | Ben Bolch
Cody Fajardo may not need a reality television show to make a memorable first impression. The senior quarterback from Anaheim Servite High could help engineer a season-opening upset at 7 tonight when the Friars play Long Beach Poly at Long Beach Veterans Stadium in the first big game of the local high school football season. A victory over the Jackrabbits, two-time defending Southern Section Pac-5 Division champions and The Times' top-ranked team in the Southland, would go a long way toward helping Fajardo go down in Friars' lore.
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January 12, 2003 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
After 32 seasons of tough, bitter football at Veterans Stadium, played on turf so bad an exhibition game was once called off because the surface was deemed too dangerous, the stadium will host its final football game next week when the Eagles play the winner of today's San Francisco 49er-Tampa Bay Buccaneer divisional playoff game. The Eagles will play next season in a new home nearly completed across Pattison Street, 66,000-seat Lincoln Financial Field.
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March 21, 2004 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
The destruction of Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia is scheduled today, and a lot of people think watching it will be a blast. The area around the stadium complex will be off-limits to the public, and that has created a financial opportunity for nearby high-rise hotels. According to Michael Klein of the Philadelphia Inquirer, a Days Inn about half a mile away more than doubled its rates on rooms facing the Vet for a Saturday night stay -- to $159 plus tax.
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January 19, 2003 | Bob Glauber, Newsday
If you measure them strictly by the decibel level of their words, this one's not even close. The Philadelphia Eagles' tight-lipped defense is no match for Warren Sapp and his trash-talking posse. Eagle return man Brian Mitchell, not the tight-lipped defenders, was the one to take issue with Sapp's venomous statements about Veterans Stadium this week. Sapp said the stadium is "a [expletive] of a place, my mother can't even come."
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