Well the news is out: the Philadelphia Flyers will probably be playing the New York Rangers in the NHL’s yearly Winter Classic, and the venue will be Philadelphia’s superb Citizens Bank Park, home of the Phillies.
Not much more you need to know, except that they haven’t established the date yet; the Eagles will be playing the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field across the street on the traditional New Year’s Day, assuming the football…
Added by Kurt Smith on May 13, 2011 at 1:25pm — No Comments
Latest tip on the Ballpark E-Guides Blog:
Ballpark E-Guides makes every effort to give you any information you could use for going to a ballgame. Some ballparks present different challenges than others. At Yankee Stadium the challenge is to leave the game with a few bucks left in your wallet. At Citizens Bank Park you should know the differences between all of the cheesesteak options. And at Fenway the biggest problem to be solved is simply how to get into the…Continue
Added by Kurt Smith on April 1, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Wisconsin is brat country, something I learned too late after my first trip to Miller Park.
While I liked Miller, I was a little bit miffed at the low quality of the hot dog. I believe at the time I declared it to be the worst dog I’d ever had at a ballgame, and I liked Wendy Selig less afterward for it. (This was in 2001 when she still owned the Brewers.) As far as I was concerned, there was no excuse for a ballpark in Wisconsin to have a lousy hot dog.
I live in South Jersey, which is unequivocally Philadelphia sports country. Nobody around here is a Giants or Rangers or Knicks fan, and the occasional Devils fan you find is not very vocal about it. People here bleed Eagles green, Flyers orange and Phillies red, and no one cares too much about the 76ers.
I don’t live and die with the Flyers’ fortunes and care much less about the Eagles, but I must admit that the new, revitalized sports complex in Philadelphia is quite the…Continue
Even in the most comfortable of great seats in some of today’s ballparks, chances are you’re going to be sitting closer to a stranger than you’d like. This, especially for somewhat introverted people like me, can be a source of discomfort. Introducing yourself to strangers, something our parents always told us not to do, is difficult, and we just want to have a good time at the ballgame.
But you’ll likely get to talking to folks a little bit, as I have done many times. And…Continue
Added by Kurt Smith on February 4, 2011 at 5:49am — No Comments
I’m not big on ticket scalping. If I’ve done it for five events in my life it would be a lot. Of all my ballgame experiences I believe I’ve paid scalpers to get in twice. (Although I did score a great seat to an Orioles-Yankees game at Camden Yards for nothing once. The seat was so good I could see the expressions on my Orioles’ faces as the Yankees whipped their butts. Sometimes patience and persistence can make a world of difference.)
The first time was my first trip to…Continue
Added by Kurt Smith on January 27, 2011 at 3:57am — No Comments
U.S. Cellular Field, the home of the Chicago White Sox, doesn’t present near the congestion challenges as does Wrigley Field, its venerable neighbor to the north. There are a few reasons for this; the White Sox offer more parking, they don’t draw as well as the Cubs, and there isn’t much else in the area drawing crowds, at least not at the moment.
But this isn’t to say that you won’t run into your own set of difficulties on the South Side. The Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) in…Continue
It’s a great thrill for Philadelphia fans to have a baseball team good enough to win four division titles, two National League pennants and a World Series in the last four seasons. As someone who lives in the Philly area, I can tell you that for many Philly folks it’s a great thrill just to have a contending team!
Best of all, this exciting club is playing in gorgeous Citizens Bank Park, one of the finest ballparks in America. It’s a win-win for anyone who wants to go to a…Continue
Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, is the oldest major league ballpark in America…and given the rabid nature of Red Sox fans and the fondness baseball fans around the country have for history, it’s also one of the most popular. The Red Sox are riding a string of over 600 consecutive sellouts! So if you’re planning to go, make sure you get the most out of your visit. You’ll need a plan.
Start with getting tickets. A very wise thing to do is to sign up for the Red Sox…Continue
Added by Kurt Smith on January 14, 2011 at 9:36am — No Comments
OK, so the cross-town rival Yankees have their majestic new stadium and a 2009 championship. The division rivals Phillies have a 2008 championship and plenty of parking. So what. The Mets have an unendingly loyal fan base, cooler hats, and the Ebbets-influenced outstanding new ballpark in Flushing. Citi Field is a vast improvement over the former home of the Mets, Shea Stadium, in nearly every way. Even with the Mets underperforming over the last couple of seasons, the Mets faithful still…Continue
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