Philadelphia has long been one of the most famous sports cities in the United States. If you’re visiting Philly for the first time, there are many places you should visit as a sports fan. Below, you’ll find a short travel guide that gives you many tips for making the most of your trip. Keep this advice in mind and your time in the city will be very memorable.
See a Philadelphia Eagles Game
If you’re traveling during the NFL regular season, it’s a great idea to go see a Philadelphia Eagles game at Lincoln Financial Field. Eagles fans are well-known for being among the loudest and most passionate fans in the league. Home games are always raucous and entertaining. The stadium itself is truly beautiful and well worth visiting even if you just take a stadium tour when going to a game isn’t possible.
See a Philadelphia Phillies Game
Of course, you’ll want to see a Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park if you can. This is a large baseball stadium that seats up to 43,500 people. It’s a wonderful ballpark that has been recognized as having some of the best ballpark food options in the country. You’ll enjoy great baseball and a fun atmosphere at this ballpark if you choose to go.
Visit the Rocky Statue
Visiting the Rocky statue is one of the most iconic things to do in Philadelphia. Rocky is an all-time great boxing movie starring Sylvester Stallone. The Rocky steps that the character famously climbs in the movie during training are also a must-see attraction. Currently, the statue is located at the bottom of the steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Check Out a Philadelphia Union Game
The Philadelphia Union is the first Major League Soccer team in Philly. They play games at the Talon Energy Stadium in Chester, and it’s well worth checking out. If you’re a fan of soccer, you’ll love getting immersed in a competitive game at this stadium. Soccer is a growing sport in America, and it’s fun to see its rise.
See a Game at the Wells Fargo Center
You can’t go to Philly as a sports fan and ignore the Wells Fargo Center. Both the Philadelphia 76ers and the Philadelphia Flyers play at this stadium. If you’re a fan of the NBA or the NHL, you’re going to want to check this stadium out. It’s a great venue to enjoy sports and you’ll have fun seeing games there with friends or family members.
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