It’s no secret that Philadelphia loves sport – the US city is home to seven professional sports teams and, unsurprisingly, an abundance of devoted fans. With an exciting schedule of premier sporting activity taking place in Philadelphia this autumn, including the mammoth Philadelphia Marathon, Head of the Schuylkill Regatta, and home game days of the Philadelphia Eagles, sport enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice on ways to enjoy Philadelphia’s exhilarating sporting events.
The Philadelphia Marathon in November
The countdown to race weekend has begun, with the annual Philadelphia Marathon set to take place on 19 November 2017. With a scenic and mostly flat route through some of the city’s most iconic locations such as Fairmount Park and the Schuylkill River, travellers can join the thousands of eager Philadelphians who gather to watch the race and cheer words of encouragement to the marathoners, who will weave through the well-travelled streets of the city’s historic district and end their epic race in true Rocky style at the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum. Travellers can combine the race with a spot of sightseeing, since dedicated ‘Cheer Zones’ are located at iconic locations such as Philadelphia Zoo, the Please Touch Museum and Laurel Hill Cemetery. For further information, visit www.philadelphiamarathon.com.
Game Day At Lincoln Financial Field
Following the record-breaking attendance numbers at Philadelphia’s NFL draft event in April, the NFL season is now well underway, with numerous Philadelphia Eagles home games set to rock the Lincoln Financial Field stadium during the autumn. Although actual game play amounts to a mere 11 minutes, American football games last much longer than our football matches here in the UK and can last around three hours. Every game is jam-packed with an exhilarating mix of sport, cheerleading, and quintessential state-side entertainment and foodies won’t need to pack a lunch for the game, since the stadium serves local favourites such as Chickie’s & Pete’s Buffalo chicken cheesesteak and Bassett’s mac ‘n’ cheese burger. For an even more energetic experience, travellers are encouraged to arrive as early as possible to the stadium and join local Philadelphians in their pre-game tailgate parties, which include barbeques, pep rallies and plenty of beer. For more information or to buy game day tickets, visit www.philadelphiaeagles.com.
Head of the Schuylkill Regatta in October
Since its very first race in autumn 1970, the 2.5-mile Head of the Schuylkill Regatta showcases the rowing talent of high-calibre crews, as well as those new to the sport. Traditionally held during the last weekend of October, the 2017 Regatta will see thousands of athletes row down Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River in numerous different races to cross the finish line from Saturday 28 – Sunday 29 October. The regatta is free for spectators to attend and the river is within easy walking distance from many of the city’s charming neighbourhoods. Between races, spectators are invited to enjoy food from Philadelphia’s favourite local food vendors, music and festivities, all set to take place on the river bankside. For more information, visit www.hosr.org.
For more information on Philadelphia, visit the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau’s website, www.discoverPHL.co.uk
Photo Captions (From Left to Right):
Image 1: The annual Philadelphia Marathon takes place in November. Image courtesy of Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Image 2: Numerous Philadelphia Eagles home games are set to rock the Lincoln Financial Field stadium during the autumn. Image courtesy of Hunter Martin for Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Image 3: Head of the Schuylkill Regatta. Image courtesy of Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.
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Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), www.discoverPHL.com, a private non-profit membership corporation, is the official Tourism Promotion Agency for the City of Philadelphia globally, and the primary sales and marketing agency for the expanded Pennsylvania Convention Centre. The PHLCVB competes with its counterparts worldwide for convention and tourism business. The organization has divisions dedicated to the multicultural, sports, and life sciences markets.