The PHLCVB’s sporting event calendar is full of opportunities for member involvement. Check out the big events coming to the City this year. To learn about sponsorship/partnership opportunities with any of these 2013 sporting events, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Special Events:
Major League Lacrosse Championship Weekend
August 24-25, 2013
PPL Park will host the Major League Lacrosse Championships this summer. The League's four top teams will compete head to head in a two day event. The weekend will begin with the semifinal on Saturday, August 24 (1:00pm & 4:00pm), followed by the final on Sunday, August 25 (3:0pm). For more details, visit www.majorleaguelacrosse.com/championship-weekend/.
AND1 Summer Remix Basketball Tournament
August 29-September 1, 2013
The AND1 Tournament will be a 12 team, $100,000, winner-take-all tournament held at the Liacouras Center on the campus of Temple University over Labor Day weekend. Teams will be comprised of some of the best players from across the country including professionals, as well as streetball legends. For more details, visit, www.and1.com.
Beyond Sport International Conference
September 9-11, 2013
The annual global Summit & Awards is the place that brings together senior leaders of Professional Sports Teams, Federations, Governing Bodies, Brands, Non-Profits, Foundations and Government Agencies come together to do business, network, learn and discuss how using sport to address social issues in communications can trigger social change. www.beyondsport.org
U.S. Open Squash
October 9-18, 2013
Drexel University will host the 2013 U.S. Open Squash Championships, the most prestigious squash tournament in the country at the newly renovated Daskalakis Athletic Center in downtown Philadelphia. www.usopensquash.com
November 8, 2013
The inaugural Army-Navy Cup men’s soccer match will be held at beautiful PPL Park on November 8, 2013. This year marks the 75th year the teams have done battle, but the first ever in Philadelphia.
USA Eagles vs. New Zealand Maori All Blacks (Rugby)
November 9, 2013
The USA Eagles will play the New Zealand Maori All Blacks in the inaugural match on November 9, 2013 at PPL Park. The Maori All Blacks have a proud rugby tradition that makes them one of the most iconic rugby brands in the world of rugby. It is USA Rugby's goal to increase the quality of opponents for the Eagles and to expose our domestic fans to world-class international rugby events. www.usarugby.com
Villanova vs. Delaware Football
November 23, 2013
PPL will host the annual rivalry game between Villanova and Delaware. This game has been branded as the "Battle of the Blue" since 2006. Villanova currently leads the all-time series between the longtime rivals by a 24-21-1 margin. The Wildcats have had recent success making the playoffs three out of the last four years and winning a National Championship. You will not want to miss this historic matchup! For more details, visit www.philadelphiaunion.com.
NCAA Men's Soccer College Cup
December 13 & 15, 2013
PPL Park and Villanova University will serve as the hosts for the 2013 NCAA College Cup. The dates for the 2013 Division I men’s soccer championship are December 13 and December 15 at PPL Park. This will mark the first time since 1976 that the men’s soccer championship will be hosted in the Philadelphia region. www.ncaa.com/sports/soccer-men/d1
Sports Education Expo
December 13-15, 2013
The Sports Education Expo will be bringing you multiple workshops and demonstrations covering topics relevant to youth sports: positive coaching, sports injury prevention, nutrition, sports psychology, college planning, health & wellness, PLUS, interactive activities, and some celebrity appearances Featuring Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Golf, Lacrosse, Tennis, Rowing, Football, and The (Health & Wellness) Virtua Village! For more details, visit www.sportseducationexpo.com.
Army-Navy Game Weekend
December 14, 2013
Facilitated by the Philadelphia Sports Congress, Philadelphia will host the 114th Army-Navy Game at Lincoln Financial Field on December 14, 2013. This storied event was recently rated as “One of The Top Five Sporting Events You Must See Live.” www.armynavygame.com