In what year were the Philadelphia Eagles established as a professional football team?
The seeds of the Philadelphia Eagles were first sown in 1924 when the local Frankford Yellowjackets were granted a National Football League franchise. The team played at Frankford Stadium, which was built in 1923, and won the NFL’s championship in 1926. The Yellowjackets folded in 1931 due to financial issues relating to the team and its stadium, which had been devastated by two fires in 1929 and 1931.
In 1933, the NFL handed over the old Yellowjackets franchise to one its former players, Lud Wray, and Temple’s football coach Bert Bell, for $2,500. Together they formed the new Philadelphia Eagles.
Picture: Davey O'Brien, HSP Archives.