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Feb 14 2018

Sports In Philadelphia

Backgrounder

Philadelphia is one of few U.S. cities with a professional franchise in six major league sports. Most of Philly’s pro teams play within a few miles of Center City, in South Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field (Eagles football); Citizens Bank Park (Phillies baseball); Wells Fargo Center (76ers basketball, Flyers hockey and, beginning in December 2018, the National Lacrosse League Wings); and, a few miles south of the city line, Talen Energy Stadium (Union soccer). Philadelphia sports fans’ pride and spirit is legendary.

FOOTBALL:
The Pros:

The Philadelphia Eagles took to the football field for the first time in 1933. The

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Feb 14 2018

Philadelphia's Hospitality Agencies Report Major Boost In Hotel Bookings Throughout A Spectacular NFL Playoff Season

Eagles Fandom Generates Increased Overnight Stays In Philadelphia Hotels Through Super Bowl LII

Three Philadelphia hospitality agencies declared victory for city hotels today, the day after millions of fans celebrated the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl LII win with a massive parade for their team. The entire NFL Playoff season was a huge success for hotels, generating increased visitation when homesick fans returned to Philadelphia—and resulting in an estimated $3.3 million in incremental hotel room revenue, according to the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association, the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau and VISIT PHILADELPHIA®.

This huge bump in hotel bookings for Philadelphia lasted from the Eagles’ Divisional Playoff game at home against the Atlanta

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Jan 30 2018

“Greased Pole” Doughnuts And More Fun Philly Foods For Super Bowl LII

Philadelphia Chefs Come Up With Clever Fare As the Philadelphia Eagles Head To The Big Show

In Philadelphia, the excitement for the Eagles’ trip to Super Bowl LII isn’t just palpable: It’s edible. The ultimate football turn of events has inspired the city’s chefs, cooks and bartenders to come up with clever, quirky—delicious—Birds-inspired food and drink.

Among the ever-growing list of Eagles fan fare are vegan pastry inspired by Broad Street’s greased poles (Dottie’s Donuts), all-green Bloody Mary cocktails (Pub & Kitchen), broccolini cheesesteaks (Rooster Soup Co.) and underdog everything, including soft pretzels (Philly Pretzel Factory) and mac-and-cheese (Mac Mart). Here are the details:

  • Bleeding
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Dec 20 2017

The Truth About The "Boo"

Philadelphia Clears The Record On The Nearly 50-Year-Old Santa & Snowball Incident Of 1968

As the Christmas evening home game between the (12-2) Philadelphia Eagles and the (6-8) Oakland Raiders approaches, Philly braces itself for more references to the city’s infamous, 49-year-old, snowballs-at-Santa incident. VISIT PHILADELPHIA® would like to clear the record: The unfortunate debacle misrepresents Philadelphia’s place in history and present outlook. Here’s what really happened—and what Eagles fans are focusing on as 2017 turns to 2018. It’s time the rest of the country let this snowballed story melt.

  • On December 15, 1968, the Eagles met the Vikings at home at Franklin Field. It had been a tough season—the Birds were 2-11, nearly
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Jan 27 2017

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know about NFL Draft Host City, Philadelphia

Fast, Fun & Football-Related Facts About the City of Brotherly Love

This year’s National Football League Draft returns to its Philly roots on April 27-29, 2017. The Philadelphia region is well known for its athletic pride and history—not to mention its central role in the founding of the nation, buzzed-about food scene, vibrant neighborhoods, rich arts and culture scene, parks galore and more. ;

Here are 10 things people might not know about Philadelphia, hosting the NFL Draft for the twelfth time in history:

  1. One quarter of the U.S. population lives within a five-hour drive of Philadelphia. Nine NFL teams, including the hometown Philadelphia Eagles, are based within a seven-hour drive
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