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Philadelphia Sports to Watch

Posted: Jun. 9th, 2012  |  By Sarah Smith
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The largest city in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia is home to teams in all four major professional sports as well as countless college, semi-professional and elite league teams.  As a sports fan, you will not be disappointed by the buffet of events that are sure to be happening during your visit.

No matter what time of the year you are in Philadelphia, you are bound to catch a professional sporting event, as Philadelphia is one of only 12 US cities that boast a team in each of the 4 major sports.  Catch an Eagles' football game, a Flyers' hockey match, the Phillies destroying another team in baseball or the 76ers shooting hoops on the basketball court.

In the mood for something other than those major sports?  Try making it to see the Spinners, a professional team that is part of the American Ultimate Disc League.  Or head to one of the Philadelphia Big 5 games; a group of 5 division 1 college basketball teams.  Also, as of 2008, Philadelphia is also home to the 16th major league soccer franchise, the Philadelphia Union. 

If you are a true sports fan and in town at just the right time, make sure you make it to one of these major sporting events that Philadelphia has the privilege of hosting; Penn Relays, the Stotesbury Cup, the Philadelphia Marathon, Broad Street Run, Philadelphia International Championship bicycle race and the Dad Vail Regatta.  Also look for games of cricket and rugby.

Whatever your preferred sport may be, you are bound to find some events to suit you while you are in Philadelphia.  Check out Sports in Philadelphia for information on the various sports and what will be going on while you are in the area.

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