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5 Philly Destinations for Sports Fans

Take advantage of these sports hot spots in Philadelphia!
Posted: November 26, 2019 by Joe Carelli

The City of Philadelphia has more than a hundred years of sports history, with all the ups and downs and wins and losses that come with athletic contests. In the modern era, Philadelphia is still going strong, with five different major league sports teams representing all of the major sports played in the United States. This means that there are plenty of sports fans of all kinds, from football-loving Eagles fans to hockey maniacs who want nothing more than to see the Flyers hoist the NHL's Stanley Cup.

Take the Citizens Bank Park Tour

Citizens Bank Park is the home of the legendary Philadelphia Phillies and a must-stop destination for any baseball fan. This stadium offers more than 45,000 seats, in a grand historical setting, with all of the charm of a day at the park- manicured laws, hot dogs and beer, and a dedicated wing that houses some of the most fabulous Phillies memorabilia, starting with items from 1883, when the team was still known as the Philadelphia Quakers.  

See the Rocky Statue

No visit to Philly is complete without a stop at the world-famous Rocky statue, located at the bottom of the front steps to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Immortalized in the "Rocky" series of films about a plucky, never say die boxer, the bust of Sylvester Stallone standing triumphantly is known worldwide. Take a selfie with the statue and run up the stairs just like Rocky, and let loose your inner champion. 

Visit the Home of the Philadelphia Eagles

Lincoln Financial Field has been the home of the Eagles for more than a decade and a half. It boasts almost 70k seats, massive halls and gathering areas, three of the biggest LED screens in the city, and more than 300 different concession stops. The stadium was designed with fans in mind, and most seats sit along the sidelines- giving visitors a fantastic view of the game. Lincoln Financial Field, or "The Linc," hosts cultural events, concerts, and of course, sporting events and football games. 

Catch A Game at Wells Fargo Center

Wells Fargo Center is home to the Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Flyers, and the charmingly terrifying Gritty. Wells Fargo is currently undergoing some sleek transformations including the world’s first kinetic 4K LED scoreboard composing of over 6,600 square feet. If that massive screen doesn’t impress you the flames that shoot out from the scoreboard will. New changes that are either here or coming soon includes the posh Center City Club and updated Main Concourse.

Xfinity Live!

Comcast calls the City of Brotherly Love home, and the Xfinity Live! entertainment complex is a hub for sports, events, dining, and nightlife. The area is comprised of a large amphitheater, as well as a sports complex with over 80,000 sq feet dedicated to having fun. Inside these walls, you can find multiple bars and restaurants including areas for silent disco, mechanical bull riding, live performances and more. Throughout the year Xfinity utilizes their outdoor space for different concerts. There are 24 foot LED video walls within the Xfinity On Demand Theater, and one of the largest, crispest LED video walls on the East Coast, located directly outside of the main theater area making this a prime spot to watch UFC fights. Xfinity Live! is also the future home of Philadelphia's first professional esports team, the Comcast-backed Philadelphia Fusion. 

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