There is nothing better than a night out for a sporting event. In Philadelphia, you can see any of your favorite sports at the South Philadelphia Sports Arena.  You will find the Wells Fargo Center, Lincoln Financial Field, Citizens Bank Park, and a retail and entertainment center Xfinity Live! within the Sports Arena. The South Philadelphia Sports Complex use to be home to John F. Kennedy Stadium, the Spectrum and Veterans Stadium, all of which no longer exist.

The Wells Fargo Center is now home to Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia 76ers and the arena football team the Philadelphia Soul. Lincoln Financial Field is home the Philadelphia Eagles and the Temple Owls football team of Temple University. Citizens Bank Park is home to the Philadelphia Phillies. Xfinity Live!  is a dining and entertainment center located on the former site of the Spectrum.

Surrounding the park are lots of eating establishments and wonderful places to enjoy the games from a bar stool as opposed to a stadium seat. If you like to watch the game on a big screen TV with friends and good food, or just want to pick up a traditional Philly hoagie on the way to the game, we’ve got the place for you.

McFadden’s Ballpark
1 Citizens Bank Way
Philadelphia PA 19148
(215) 952-0300
www.mcfaddensballpark.com

McFadden’s Ballpark at Citizen’s Bank Park is the go-to place for pre-game, game, and post-game fun. They have 47 hi-def plasma TV’s and three giant projector screens, so you will never miss a moment any matter which way you turn. Enjoy refreshments at the full bar and enjoy some American pub food while watching the game.

Spectrum Grill
1100 Pattison Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 586-4088
facebook.com/SpectrumGrill

It’s like the Spectrum was never torn down when you dine at Spectrum Grill. The awesome atmosphere makes it the place to go on game night. The Grill features amazing American cuisine and a superb wine and cocktail menu. The Spectrum Grill will also host parties, business meetings, and special events.

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Chickie and Pete’s
1526 Packer Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19145
(215) 218-0500
www.chickiesandpetes.com

If nothing else, go for the crab fries. Chickie and Pete’s offers the best original fries in town, and they’re perfect to munch on while watching the big game. The homegrown American pub became a favorite among athletes, coaches, celebrities and sports fans. With multiple locations throughout the city, Chickie and Pete’s is a staple in the Philadelphia community and will be for years to come.

Talk of the Town
3020 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19145
(215) 551-7277
www.facebook.com/TALK-OF-THE-TOWN

This down-to-business sandwich shop delivers when it comes to a great Philly sandwich. Stop before or after a game if you’re just looking for some delicious food. Check out the chicken cutlet and the Diablo for an outstanding sammie experience. You won’t be disappointed.

Stadium Pizza & Grill
2400 S. 10th St.

Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 755-5411
www.stadium-pizza.com

Stadium Pizza & Grill offers a wide range of sandwiches from subs to traditional gyros and wings. Some other choices come in the form of Italian variety include the meatball parm and Italian sausage. Don’t count out the burgers and wraps, either. Enjoy your meal before the big game playing at any of the stadiums. Stadium Pizza & Grill is one of the best Philly has to offer.

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Christina Thompson is a freelance writer living in Philadelphia. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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