Welcome to our annual Spring Guide. This year, we've devoted our pages to all things sports. It is, after all, the season of the fan. It's playtime, folks. Game on!
In This Issue:
The new sportscape of South Philly: If they build it, will you come? L. K. Murray explores the mega Xfinity Live! complex.
Get your pregame on: Nicole Finkbiner tells us some do's and don'ts of tailgating.
State of the (Philadelphia) Union: Michael Alan Goldberg ponders the fate of our soccer team.
Phillies 2012: Our favorite baseball pundit John Sharkey gives us his predictions.
Spin city: Did you know Philly now has a professional ultimate frisbee team? J. Cooper Robb reports.
Today, you’ll find folks getting loaded outside Citizens Bank Park at noon on a weekday. In fact, few MLB teams can boast such impressive pregame turnouts like the Phils can. So, for any sad saps out there who have yet to experience the booze-fueled fun and excitement of a Phillies tailgate, we offer you this handy guide.
Now, just in time for the start of another Phillies season, the curtain goes up next week on Xfinity Live!—a 60,000-square-foot sports and entertainment center owned by Comcast-Spectacor. And it’s dropped smack dab in the middle of the sports complex.
The Phils have a potentially nightmarish start to the season with Ryan Howard out until early June and Chase Utley being absent from all spring training activities thus far. We don’t know exactly what’s wrong with Utley, other than his knee is shot.
Combining elements of football, basketball, soccer and rugby, ultimate Frisbee originated in the late 1960s at a high school in nearby Maplewood, N.J. Though the sport has gone international with teams in every corner of the globe, the Spinners will be one of the eight teams participating in the inaugural season of the American Ultimate Disc League.
Well, it hasn’t been the start Philadelphia Union fans were hoping for, but perhaps the one they feared from the boys in blue as the Chester-based team heads into the 2012 fray after an offseason of upheaval and uncertainty.