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Sports, Greater Philadelphia

When it comes to sports, one thing is certain – few cities do it like Philly.

Yes, we realize our reputation precedes us. Philadelphia sports fans are boisterous and proud, despite the many years of rooting for the underdogs. Philadelphia sports teams have connected sports fans to both their city and to each other in a singularly Philly kind of way. It’s a wonder to behold, and even more fun to participate in.

The love of Philly sports has made its way to the hearts of sports film lovers with an impressive line-up including Rocky, Invincible, Silver Lining’s Playbook, The Wrestler, and even Best in Show – if competitive dog shows count.

Sports Teams 

Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia 76ersPhiladelphia EaglesPhiladelphia UnionPhiladelphia Flyers




Most of Philadelphia’s major sports teams play in the South Philadelphia Sports Complex, located a short distance away from Widener’s Main Campus alongside Interstate 95. If soccer’s your sport, then you’re in luck! The Philadelphia Union play at the Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, about a 10-minute drive from Old Main.

Sports fans don’t have to settle for the Big Five. Philly also has semi-professional teams in rugby and roller derby.

Local Events

Major athletic events are held in Philadelphia every year including

If playing sports is more your style, check out the club sports and intramural sports pages.