Philadelphia SportsOne thing’s for sure in Philadelphia. You’re among kindred spirits when it comes to game day excitement with Philadelphia’s professional sports teams. No matter what the season there’s always a team to cheer for in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, 76ers, and Flyers each have their loyal followers.
Here’s where you can catch professional sports action when you stay at Sheraton Philadelphia University City hotel conveniently located near Lincoln Financial Field, Citizens Bank Park, and Wachovia Center.
Philadelphia Eagles.Experience the thundering excitement at Lincoln Financial Field when the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles take to the playing field. The Eagles celebrated their 75th anniversary in 2007. Tours of Lincoln Financial Field are available on select days with advance reservations. Tours include stops on the field, the press box, and club and suite levels of the stadium, and the Eagles’ locker room when permitted. Visit www.philadelphiaeagles.com. [Top]
Philadelphia Phillies.Americans have been rallying around the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team since 1883. The Phillies is the oldest, one-name, one-franchise professional sports team in the history on the United States. After nearly 125 years, the Phillies are still packing the house and offering fans a taste of America’s favorite pastime. Citizens Bank Park is the innovative ballpark that the Philadelphia Phillies call home. Citizens Bank Park celebrates baseball beyond the Phillies’ diamond. Fans can watch their favorite player warm up in the bi-level bull pen, view Phillies artifacts and Hall of Fame mementos in the entertainment zone Ashburn Alley, make your own Phillies Phanatic, or play video and other games in the Phanatic Phun Zone. Tours of Citizens Bank Park are also available. Visit http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com. [Top]
Philadelphia Flyers.Philadelphia hockey fans flock to Wachovia Center for NHL excitement when the Philadelphia Flyers have home ice advantage. The Flyers, once known as the Broad Street Bullies, was the first NHL expansion team to win the Stanley Cup twice in a row. The Flyers were coined the Broad Street Bullies in the 1970s for their aggressive propensity to brawl with opponents during play. The team’s antics have since mellowed out, but long-time fans still fondly remember the days when their Broad Street Bullies dominated the NHL. [Top]
Dad Vail Regatta.An annual collegiate regatta, the Dad Vail is held the second Saturday of May along the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. The Dad Vail is the largest collegiate rowing event with over 100 colleges and Universities in attendance. [Top]
Penn Relays.Franklin Field at the University of Pennsylvania is host to the oldest and largest track and field competition in the United States. The Penn Relays is an annual 5 day event held the last week in April. The event attracts over 15,000 participants from elementary, middle and high schools; colleges and universities; and track clubs throughout North America. [Top]
Philadelphia 76ers.Wachovia Center is also home to the NBA basketball team the Philadelphia 76ers. Revel in the court-side action when the 76ers basketball stars, Sixers dancers, and Hip Hop Hare entertain sell-out crowds. [Top]
Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel
3549 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Reservation: 888-627-7071 Phone: 215-387-8000 Fax: 215-387-7920