Following the Philadelphia Eagles’ historic win over the Jacksonville Jaguars at London’s Wembley Stadium in October, those NFL fans looking to head to the winning team’s home of Philadelphia can enjoy an ‘Eagle-Eyed’ tour of one of the most passionate sporting cities in the USA.
Home to nine professional sports teams and countless additional sports organisations, Philadelphia is a championship city and a metropolis for premier sporting event activity. Must-see attractions for sports enthusiasts include a tour of Lincoln Financial Field, home of the current Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles and one of the loudest places in the city from September to January every year. Visitors to the city can cheer on their favourite team at Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse Square sports bar, and American football supporters can also take a stroll along the one-mile Benjamin Franklin Parkway, which was the location for the 2017 NFL Draft and is also known as ‘Museum Mile’ thanks to the multiple exceptional museums and cultural institutions situated nearby.
Further information on unmissable sporting attractions in Philadelphia include:
Stadium Tour of Lincoln Financial Field
Home to the current Super Bowl champion, the Philadelphia Eagles, Lincoln Financial Field is a multi-purpose football stadium located in South Philadelphia’s Sports Complex. The outdoor stadium was completed in 2003 and has 67,594 seats, 66% of which are along the sidelines and offer fans an incomparable slice of the action and atmosphere. Fans of the NFL can tour Lincoln Financial Field year-round from Monday to Saturday and take an exclusive tour of the field, Locker Room, post-game Interview Room, Press Box, Broadcast Booth and a suite. Public tours of the stadium last for 90 minutes and cost approximately £8 ($10) per adult and £6 ($8) per child and senior citizen. For more information, visit www.lincolnfinancialfield.com/stadium-tours/.
Enjoy a Beer and Sports at Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse Square
Located just steps away from Philadelphia’s famous Rittenhouse Square, Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse Square is an unmissable sports bar, no matter what game is on their 20 high definition HDTVs. Loved by locals, Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse Square provides visitors with a wide selection of craft beers and creative bar food dishes, such as cheesesteak spring rolls, Guinness-braised short ribs and cornmeal-crusted calamari. Daily specials include half-price Philly cheesesteaks on Mondays, 36p (45-cent) wings on Thursdays and free halftime hoagies on Sundays. For more information, visit www.cavsrittenhouse.com.
Visit Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Home of the 2017 NFL Draft
Thanks to its central location and scenic surroundings, the mile-long Benjamin Franklin Parkway has been the location for several events in Philadelphia since its official opening over 100 years ago in October 1918, including most recently the 2017 NFL Draft. Events include the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, Jay-Z’s Made in America Festival each September, Pope Francis’ Celebration of Families in 2015 and of course, the 82nd NFL Draft from 27th – 29th April 2017 on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Last hosted in Philadelphia in 1961, the annual event travels to major U.S. cities and allows teams to select newly eligible players. The 2017 event in Philadelphia saw a record-breaking 250,000 visitors in attendance. Today, visitors to the Parkway can marvel at extraordinary exhibits within some of the nation’s most iconic museums and cultural institutions situated along its stretch, including the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, the 93,000 square-foot Barnes Foundation, and the Rodin Museum, which houses one of the largest collections of Rodin sculptures outside France. For more information, visit www.parkwaymuseumsdistrictphiladelphia.org.
For more information on Philadelphia, visit the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau’s website,
Photo Captions (From Left to Right):
Image 1: Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field stadium.
Image 2: An ‘eagle-eye’ view of Philadelphia. Image courtesy of Chris Dantonio.
Image 3: The mile-long Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia.
For Further Press Information, please contact:
Greg Evans – Philadelphia UK Office
Tel: 07768 341790 / 01633 480 754
Sarah Salord – GEC PR
Tel: 07971 559942
About Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), www.discoverPHL.com, a private non-profit membership corporation, is the official Tourism Promotion Agency for the City of Philadelphia globally, and the primary sales and marketing agency for the expanded Pennsylvania Convention Centre. The PHLCVB competes with its counterparts worldwide for convention and tourism business. The organization has divisions dedicated to the multicultural, sports, and life sciences markets.