Traveling Supporters' Guide Philadelphia 2017

Traveling Supporters' Guide | Philadelphia

Orlando City head to Philadelphia for their second road trip of the 2018. While you're there, you'll want to check out a few things!

The Venue

The Philadelphia Union calls Talen Energy Stadium home, an 18,500 seat soccer-specific stadium located in Chester, Pennsylvania. The stadium stands right next to the Delaware River with views of the Commodore Barry Bridge. The official supporter group for the Philadelphia Union is Sons of Ben, who helped establish the momentum leading to the creation of the Philadelphia Union of MLS.

Things To Do

If you like sports, then this weekend in Philly is loaded with playoff action. 

Philadelphia 76ers
The Process has paid dividends. The 76ers take on the Miami Heat this Saturday in game one of the NBA Playoffs at the Wells Fargo Center at 8:00 p.m. The 76ers are playing lights out heading into the playoffs with a 16-game winning streak. 

Philadelphia Flyers
The Flyers are squaring off with their cross-state rivals Pittsburgh Penguins. If you're hanging around Philly until Sunday, the two teams will face each other in game three at 3:00 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center. 

Bars and Restaurants 

Love beer? Good, Philadelphia has one beer garden per person in the city limits. Okay, maybe not but there are great beer gardens and bars scattered all over the city. Here are a few that won’t disappoint: 

Independence Beer Garden
Ever dream of having a beer or two, maybe five, right across the street from where the Declaration of Independence was signed and pretend that you’re Nicholas Cage in National Treasure? No, just me? Okay well, check out Independence Beer Garden literally right across the street from the Liberty Bell exhibit and Independence Hall. 

Frankford Hall
If drinking by historical sites isn’t your thing, head to the up-and-coming northeast Philly neighborhood of Fishtown. Here you will find Frankford Hall (inside sources say this place is the bees knees). If you’re into giant liter steins filled with German quality beer in an indoor/outdoor setting, then Frankford Hall is your spot. Still need to be sold on it? There’s ping-pong and jenga, and if it happens to be a little cold out, there are fire pits and space heaters. This place is the jam for a chill setting with friends. 

If you’re hitting the 76ers or Flyers game while you’re in town, XFINITY Live is a great spot to pregame. Located near the Navy Yard, XFINITY Live sits smack dab in the middle of the MLB, NFL, and NBA/NHL stadiums in South Philly. Why is it so great? It has several bars and restaurants to choose from. You literally can’t go wrong. 


Jim’s Steaks South Street
Nothing says Philly like a cheesesteak. If you’re looking for a good one to feast your hearts out, skip the glitz and glamour lights of Geno’s or Pat’s. Jim’s is where the locals say is the place to go. 

In Riva 
Moving on, pizza! This spot might be a little out of the way, but another inside source has said East Falls’ In Riva is a solid spot to get your grub on. In Riva brings it with a variety of interesting pizza options with quality ingredients. The best part, you can enjoy your pies with a Schuykill River view on their outdoor deck. You can’t beat that in Philly's fall weather during the day. 

Reading Terminal Market 
Maybe you’re a picky eater or indecisive. Reading Terminal Market could be a blessing or a curse because it has everything and anything you could possibly want to eat. This market is a treasure trove of good eats. Give yourself time to scope out all the stalls and arrive with an empty stomach because you're going to want to get your chow on. 

Oh, and don’t forget to visit the place where they make the cream cheese. 


UPDATE: August 8, 2020 – Major League Soccer unveiled the framework of a revised schedule for the remainder of the 2020 season, with the League’s 25th season continuing in the home markets of the 26 clubs beginning August 12. At this time, MLS has announced the initial phase of the revised schedule through September 20 and plans to announce the balance of the regular season schedule by early September. Attendance at matches will be determined by MLS and club leadership in accordance with applicable state and local guidelines.