Philadelphia Sports History

Philadelphia Sports History

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Philadelphia Sports HistoryPhiladelphia, PA - Sports fans have known joy and heartache, anger and triumph of Philadelphia's 100-plus years of living with professional sports teams. “Philadelphia is the most sophisticated, knowledgeable sports town in America.


History of Philly Sports

The fans don’t expect you to win all the time, but they demand you play hard,” said Bill Campbell, the “Dean” of Philadelphia sports, who broadcast the Phillies, Eagles, 76ers and “Big Five” basketball during his 50-year career.

Philadelphia Sport Franchises

Philadelphia is one of the few cities with a professional franchise in five major league sports. Most of Philadelphia’s pro teams play within a few miles of Center City at the Wells Fargo Center (76ers basketball and Flyers ice hockey), Lincoln Financial Field (Eagles football) and Citizens Bank Park (Phillies baseball). The Philadelphia Union soccer team plays at the Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia.

 

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