Sports fans looking for an all-in-one experience have found a place to call home at the Philadelphia Sports Complex. Located in South Philadelphia, the historic landmark has been a major city attraction since 1926 when the site was developed to host the Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition and celebrate the 150th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. Today, Philadelphia’s most competitive professional sports teams can be seen playing at one of the many venues located here.
The Wells Fargo Center hosts games for pro basketball, pro hockey, as well as the Arena Football League and National Lacrosse League. Lincoln Financial Field is where you can watch pro and collegiate football. Pro baseball takes place at Citizens Bank Park and completing the all-around entertainment package is Xfinity Live! Philadelphia, where you can grab dinner and drinks before or after the game.
From Center City, the Philadelphia Sports Complex can be easily reached by car or public transportation. The Complex is located where I-76 (Schuylkill Expressway) meets I-95 and is approximately 15 minutes from downtown Philadelphia by car. Parking is available for a fee. If you don’t want to deal with the traffic, take the SEPTA Broad Street Subway Line, also known as the Orange Line, and head south from Center City to the last stop, NRG Station on Pattison Avenue. All sporting venues at the Complex can be easily reached on foot from the station.
If you love sports and want to see your favorite team play to win, make time to visit the Philadelphia Sports Complex during your trip for the thrill of a lifetime.
Citizens Bank Park
Get your peanuts and be the lucky person who catches a pop fly at Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies. The ballpark is on the northeast corner of the Philadelphia Sports Complex and features an all-natural grass and dirt playing field. Opened in 2004, the park replaced Veterans Stadium and holds seats for over 43,000 visitors.
Want to know an interesting fact about the park? In 2008, the park hosted its first World Series game where country music sensation Tim McGraw took a special moment to honor his father, Tug McGraw, a former player for the team who had passed away from a brain tumor several years prior. The team would go on to beat the Tampa Bay Rays that year and claim their second Series win.