Frankford fields getting an extreme makeover

If you noticed the improvements being made at the William Gambrell Playground down at Wakeling and Ditman Streets, this link from Philly.com will fill in the details:

http://www.philly.com/philly/hp/sports/20070817_Frankford_fields_getting_an_extreme_makeover.html

“Tomorrow, the team will celebrate the opening of a new, first-class field, with new fencing, goal posts and a new mural.

Comcast-Spectacor, the Eagles, and the city – among other donors – contributed $1 million in materials and services to improve the field, including an artificial-turf playing surface. Mayor Street and Gov. Rendell have also pledged their support.
Artists from Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program created the mural, which includes images of the current Frankford Chargers team and its expansion team, the Frankford Yellow Jackets.

The new Fox network show “Extreme Field Makeover” will record the project. The show is aimed at American communities that have renovated fields in need of refurbishing. “

and:

http://digital50.com/news/items/PR/2007/08/18/NESA001/eagles-vips-celebrate-extreme-makeover-of-gambrel-field-home-of-pop-warners-frankf.html

  • Anonymous

    I was at this event and it was great to see so much Frankford pride. It was also very nice to see how many people came together to get this field done. The Eagles, Pop Warner, Fox Sports, and The City donated their time, effort and dollars. Vince Papale was amazing and had uplifting words to say about our community. Councilman Daniel J. Savage really got the crowd pumped up when he cheered the Chargers on to beat their rivals from Rhawnhurst. It was great to hear about all the improvements the Councilman is doing to the area and that playground. It was a memorable day for Frankford.