The City of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) convened local leaders to provide an update on the city’s on-going efforts to bring the 2026 FIFA World Cup to Philadelphia. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced that Comcast Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer David L. Cohen will serve as Chairman of the city’s Bid Committee. In addition, PHLCVB President and CEO Julie Coker Graham, Philadelphia Eagles’ CFO Frank Gumienny and leadership from the Philadelphia soccer community unveiled new branded materials and their vision for the next phase of Philadelphia’s bid efforts, including the taglines “Bring It!” and “Philadelphia 2026, America’s Host City.”
We remember with gratitude and admiration our Chairman and friend, David Montgomery. For the last ten years, he served as PHL Sports’ Chair, volunteering his time and sharing his warmth, vision and enthusiasm. David was an incredibly devoted champion for our city and one of the greatest ambassadors Philadelphia has ever known. He will be sorely missed.
Major League Baseball, the Philadelphia Phillies, the City of Philadelphia and the PHLCVB announced officially on Tuesday, April 16 that Philadelphia will host the 2026 MLB All-Star Game and accompanying All-Star Week events.
We are excited to unveil our brand new website — Philadelphia2026.com — to share Philadelphia’s compelling World Cup story with the world.
One of the world’s great sports cities, Philadelphia has been selected as one of 23 prospective host cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ — a list which will be narrowed down to the final 16 host cities in the next few years. Stand with us and be counted!
Home to nine professional sports teams, nearly 100 collegiate institutions and countless additional sports organizations, Philadelphia is a championship city and a metropolis for premier sporting event activity. The region has played host to some of the country’s biggest special events in recent years, including the U.S. Open (golf), X Games, multiple NCAA Championships in basketball, wrestling, lacrosse, ice hockey and soccer, Olympic Trials in table tennis and gymnastics, U.S. Curling and U.S. Open of Squash Championships, a multitude of international football and rugby matches, as well as major international sports conferences and summits, among countless other prestigious special events. Read More
In February 2019, Lincoln Financial Field (home of the Eagles and the Army-Navy Game) was transformed into an outdoor hockey arena for the 2019 edition of NHL’s Stadium Series.
In front of a sellout crowd of 69,620 fans, the Flyers defeated the rival Pittsburgh Penguins in a thrilling overtime victory. The game peaked with 2.65 million viewers, delivering the largest NHL regular season audience—outside of the Winter Classic—in five years.
The 2018 edition of “America’s Game” saw the rival squads facing off for the 119th time, with the Army Black Knights coming away with a 17-10 victory after an exciting, hard-fought game. Read More.
The NFL hosted a kickoff celebration in Philadelphia to celebrate the start of the 2018 season and the Super Bowl LII Champion Philadelphia Eagles. Look back at the 2018 NFL Kickoff with our recap.