Five-Alarm Fire at Hersheypark Arena (Where Wilt Chamberlain Dropped 100 Points)

In 1962, Wilt Chamberlain was a member of the Philadelphia Warriors. On March 2nd of that year, the team played a game against the New York Knicks in Hershey Sports Arena (Later renamed Hersheypark Arena). Wilt Chamberlain dropped an even 100 points in what is arguably the most impressive performance in professional basketball history. On Thursday afternoon, a five-alarm fire broke out in the stadium’s roof. The building was under construction, which might have helped contribute to the start of the blaze. firefighters struggled to get hoses to reach the roof, but have since been hoisted on ladders, battling the fire from above. Earlier this year, the Sixers gave pieces of the court from Chamberlain’s 100-point game to fans that attended a game at the Wells Fargo Center. [Pennlive]