Wachovia Center is a very big complex. It's easy to get lost there,ha-ha!
We chose to watch ‘Disney on Ice” show ”Let’s celebrate!” because of the kids. My parents are big fans of skating (well Russians have always been first at this sport and sure had a lot of fans all over the World ).I grew up watching skating ,so I know what “good and professional skating” and score 6.0 means.
Well, “Disney on ice” was poor skating, more “walking on Ice”, than skating as one of my friends commented , but very spectacular like most of Disney shows are. Children really enjoyed it and couldn‘t stop talking about this for a long time. I think It worth watching if you have kids.
The pop-corn, slushy and other stuff, that is sold there, were way overpriced ,but we bought just a little pop corn pack and finished “shopping “ at the gas station .I know that a lot of people do the same.
There are a lot of games in baseball and the early tickets are easier to get. Baseball is much cheaper than hockey and football as far as tickets go... Try out the luxury suites! if not, the regular seats are perfect too for a day at the ballpark
The Center opened in 1996 with game one of the World Cup hockey finals. Since then, a multitude of shows have graced the arena's floor, from Flyers home games and Ice Capade performances to music concerts by Madonna, KISS, Ray Charles in concert. It is the home arena of the Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL and the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA and the city's scrappy major league lacrosse team. They also have exhibits on display regarding the history of the Flyers and a video wall with live feeds of even. It boasts ample local and national food vendors as well as several restaurants.
The building lies at the southeast corner of the South Philadelphia sports complex, which includes Lincoln Financial Field, Citizens Bank Park, and the arena's predecessor, The Spectrum.
The arena officially seats 21,600 for basketball and 19,519 for hockey, although with additional standing room admissions available in suites for purchase by their lease holders the total paid capaciy is actually somewhat greater. It has 126 luxury suites and 1,880 club seats.
Hours: Box office: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4:30pm
The Palestra, home of the University of Pennsylvania Quakers, is one of the most storied basketball arenas in the country. Opened in 1927, it has hosted more games, more visiting teams, and more NCAA tournament games than any other facility.
While the Palestra hosts all Penn basketball home games, it also plays host to other intra-city games, including home games of nearby Drexel and St. Joe's, and the City League high school championships.
For more than forty years the Palestra was the site of Philadelphia Big Five double headers, and it has become what Dallas-based writer Joe Rhoads calls "the best place to watch a college basketball game in America."
For the sports-lover, Philly is a great city to see your favorite sport in (even though the Eagles and Sixers are the only teams worth seeing) because all sports venues are right next to each other and incredibly easy to access via rapid transit.
I am a die hard Eagles fan. The only game I ever attended was the 2000 NFC Wildcard game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was very cold that day. But it was well worth it. Here is a view of the Eagles' new stadium (Lincoln Financial Field). It is scheduled to open in 2003.
Don't miss the statue of Rocky. Here it is standing at the entrance of The Spectrum. It is possible it's moved from there.
After years of medicore teams the 76ers have become a reborn franchise that combines gritty play and 'showtime' excitment.
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