Philadelphia is one of the best live event cities in the country. It has strong, passionate fans for all of its sports teams, it has legendary cultural events like Hamilton and amazing lineup of concert and shows.
Sports in Philadelphia
Known for its sports teams almost as much as its historical importance, Philadelphia is home to a long list of iconic franchises. The city is one of the few in the U.S. that has a team in all four major sports, but perhaps none is more beloved than the Phillies. One of the oldest teams in the MLB, the Phillies have called the city home since 1883, and play their home games at Citizens Bank Park - one of the most beautiful venues in the league.
Right across the street from Citizens Bank Park is Lincoln Financial Field - home to the Philadelphia Eagles, who have a rich and storied history. The Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA play in the nearby Wells Fargo Center along with the NHL's Flyers, who have played in the city since 1967. Philadelphia’s MLS team, Philadelphia Union, play at Talen Energy Stadium. Another local favorite with a national profile are the Villanova Wildcats.
Philly 2019 Concerts
Philly is home to a thriving and diverse music scene. All of the biggest artists on national tours make a stop in Philly, usually either to play the Wells Fargo Center or the Linc. The biggest concert in Philly each year is Jay-Z's Made in America Festival, which takes place each Labor Day weekend.
The city is also home to a number of famous venues including the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, which is also a popular venue for touring acts and one of the top outdoor music venues in the nation. The BB&T Pavilion, although technically across the river in New Jersey, is a popular outdoor venue for Philadelphia residents.
Theater in Philadelphia
Many of the top touring Broadway shows will play an extended stay in Philly at the Forrest Theatre, Kimmel Center or the Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is home to the Philadelphia Orchestra, widely considered to be one of the best in the world along with the Philly Pops.