This brief recap of some of the best sports-centered venues is presented by our team of personal injury attorneys in South Philly
The entire city of Philadelphia is home to numerous teams of pro, semi-pro, amateur, and college-level sports teams. Indeed, the following of Philly’s various sports teams makes up a substantial part of the city’s renowned culture. Philly sports fans are also widely regarded as some of the most perceptive at a national level, and when these loyal followers are looking for entertainment, they head to South Philly.
Next, we discuss some of the most favored sports venues the southern region of the city has to offer.
Citizens Bank Park
The Citizens Bank Park is located at 1 Citizens Bank Way and is the home of the beloved Philly Phillies MLB baseball team. This stadium took the place of the 30+ year old Veterans Stadium, which was a multipurpose sports venue. Its total capacity is over 42,000.
The Citizens Bank Park possesses a traditional grass and dirt baseball diamond and, most importantly, plenty of food stands to keep fans satisfied. Among the fares offered for sale during event are many regional specialties unique to Philly such as cheesesteaks, soft pretzels, Yards and Yuengling beer, and more.
Aside from the field, the CBP also boasts additional attractions that make it a hit for visitors of all ages. For instance, the modern day Ashburn Alley features restaurants, games and memorabilia from Phillies history. There’s also the Diamond Club and the Hall of Fame Club, which are two premium seating areas with exclusive food and souvenir shops where ticket holders can watch batting practice. Lastly, there’s also the “Phanatic Phun Zone”, which serves as a playground for guests eight years old and younger with slides, climb, explore and play games. A separate area for toddlers three years old and younger is found inside.
Wells Fargo Center in South Philly
The Wells Fargo Center can be found at 3601 S Broad Street and serves as the home venue for not only the Philadelphia 76ers, but also the Philly Flyers and the Philadelphia Wings (NLL). Its maximum capacity is accomplished for NBA events and is indicated as more than 20,000.
The Wells Fargo Center, originally called Spectrum II, was completed in 1996 to replace the Spectrum as the home arena of the 76ers and Flyers. While its name has changed numerous times, the current title of Wells Fargo Center has remained since changing from Wachovia Center back in 2010. In addition to hosting home games for its main tenants, the arena is a regular venue for concerts and WWE events.
Xfinity Live! in South Philly is an expansive entertainment complex neighboring the Wells Fargo Center. It features plenty of bars and dining establishments, as well as a massive theater with an equally large LED video board. Naturally, the theater/stage area is used to broadcast sports games while they are ongoing and even movies (of the family friendly kind) throughout the year.
Originally conceived in 2008, the project finally came to life in 2011 and was inaugurated in 2012.
NBC Sports Arena @ Xfinity Live!
The NBC Sports Arena is the biggest of the five settings inside Xfinity Live!, and is the first of its kind. Most notably, at 32-feet tall, the venue holds one of the biggest HDTVs on the East Coast. The bar, in conjunction with NBC Sports, offers classic fares and a unique viewing experience for all major sporting events. The NBC Sports Arena also holds two of Philadelphia’s most popular food options: Chickie’s & Pete’s and Geno’s Steaks.
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