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Sports Complex

Philadelphia is home to a number of major sports teams and has developed a large complex to accommodate baseball, football, hockey and basketball. The group of facilities shares a huge parking complex for 23,000 cars and has subway rail access.

Ye Olde Photographer admits to having little interest in sports in general. But when his Faire Spouse was offered a pair of tickets to a Philadelphia Phillies vs Miami Marlins game on 04 June 2013, we accepted. As it turned out, we could not have ordered better weather - temperature in the high 70s (F!), low humidity and clear skies. Game time was 7:05 pm, but we drove down early to stay ahead of weekday rush hour and had time to walk around.

As it turned out, we saw quite a bit of baseball. The Phillies got off to a slow start and were behind 2 - 0 for quite a while. They finally got some points on the board but the 9th inning ended tied 2 - 2. The 10th ended 3 - 3. In the bottom of the 11th, with 2 outs, the Marlins had walked the bases full. And wouldn't you know, John Mayberry, Jr. smacked one into the left field stands. The fans went home happy - at about 11:00 pm! An-n-nd, we each received a Carlos Ruis Bobblehead Figurine, courtesy of Toyota sponsorship -- ooooooh!

Seated quite a ways out and relying on his latest point&shoot toy (a nice Canon G15) YOP was not really equipped to capture action. But he hopes he has provided some idea of the facilities and the experience of a fun evening.

Lincoln Financial Field
Lincoln Financial Field
Citizens Bank Park
Citizens Bank Park
Wells Fargo Center
Wells Fargo Center
Early Tailgaters
Early Tailgaters
Xfinity Live!
Xfinity Live!
East on Pattison
East on Pattison
Pattison & So. 7th
Pattison & So. 7th
7th Street
7th Street
From the Southeast
From the Southeast
3rd Base Gate
3rd Base Gate
Third Base Gate
Third Base Gate
Early Arrivals
Early Arrivals
Field Seats
Field Seats
Food!
Food!
Bull's BBQ
Bull's BBQ
Chickie's & Pete's
Chickie's & Pete's
Airplane Banner
Airplane Banner
Pre-Game
Pre-Game
Fielders Warm Up
Fielders Warm Up
Wetting Down Infield
Wetting Down Infield
Seats Filling
Seats Filling
Pitching Warmup
Pitching Warmup
Prepping Infield
Prepping Infield
Action
Action
The Pitch
The Pitch
The Video Board
The Video Board
Sunset
Sunset
Sunset in 6th
Sunset in 6th
Center/Right Stands
Center/Right Stands
Phillie Phanatic
Phillie Phanatic
9th Inning
9th Inning
Still Tied
Still Tied
Bottom 9th
Bottom 9th
Post Grand Slam
Post Grand Slam
End Game
End Game