Report: Philly Submitted Bid For 2018 Wrestlemania

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CrossingBroad is reporting that Philadelphia has submitted a bid for Wrestlemania 34 in 2018.

Citing an anonymous WWE tipster, Crossing Broad says Philadelphia has submitted a plan to host the event at Lincoln Financial Field, with NXT and RAW events held at the Wells Fargo Center, and a FanFest held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Read more »

Kevin Hart Hosting Free Tail Gate Party on Saturday [CONTEST CLOSED]

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UPDATE [8/28/2015, 12:19 pm]: All our tickets have been given away! Thanks for playing.

ORIGINAL: Kevin Hart is doing up Philly hard this weekend. Besides his show on Sunday night at Lincoln Financial Field, he’ll be jogging with locals in a pop-up 5K on Saturday morning, and later that night he’ll host a private tail-gate party at Lincoln Financial Field.

The party will feature live performances by D.C.-born rapper Wale and NYC’s DJ Envy, and Hart will come later for what the event’s sponsor, Miller Lite, calls a “”What Now? surprise” Since his tour’s called “What Now?,” I’m assuming that means he’ll do a little standup sneak peek of the show.

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Zac’s Hamburgers Leads Local Charge at Lincoln Financial Field

Zac's Pack - Four "fully loaded" burgers from the Zac's Burgers stand.

Zac’s Pack – Four “fully loaded” burgers from the Zac’s Burgers stand | Photo by Arthur Etchells

Today, Aramark and the Eagles announced what new concessions options would be available for the 2015 season at Lincoln Financial Field. Among the highlights, Delaware County institution Zac’s Hamburgers is among the new options. Zac’s will have a stand on the lower level and will sell double burgers as well as a Zac Pack of four “fully loaded” burgers, sure to make the purchaser a hero when they return to their seats.

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PHOTOS: My Day at Philly’s Marvel Experience

To be frank, I know little to nothing about Marvel Comics, so my walk-through of Philadelphia’s Marvel Experience at Lincoln Financial Field is with purist’s eyes. The national touring attraction, which was delayed nearly a week so the creators could work on “technical enhancements,” essentially transforms the stadium into a mini theme park of sorts, complete with a domed motion ride and 360-degree theater (“If you get sick, raise your hand,” visitors were warned). Like I said, I’m not a Marvel follower, so some of the details throughout the attraction clearly went unnoticed. However, as a Philadelphian, I did find it rather cool to stand dead center in Lincoln Financial Field, surrounded by empty bleachers, waiting to enter the next phase of the attraction (bring sunglasses if it is sunny and an umbrella if it rains, because you are outdoors for a segment of the tour).

From a critical standpoint, the second half of the “experience,” which takes place on the field in the domes, is far better than the first, where visitors are essentially herded through the indoor parts of the stadium. Below is a bit of my journey from start to finish on the opening day of Philly’s superhero training, and don’t forget to check out the experience for yourself: The attraction is here through July 5th. Tickets and more information can be found here.



Philly’s Marvel Experience Postponed

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For those of you eager to try out the Marvel Experience scheduled to come to Lincoln Financial Field this week, you’ll have to put off your excitement just a little longer.

Hero Ventures, the company in charge of the interactive show billed as “The World’s First Hyper Reality Tour,” announced today that the opening has been postponed to “allow more time for necessary technical enhancements.” That’s about all their giving as far as details.

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Awesome Fan Photos from the Taylor Swift Concert in Philadelphia

Photographer Jeff Fusco was at the Taylor Swift concert at Lincoln Financial Field on Friday night, where he not only snapped Swift’s performance but a ton of great fan shots, as well. In his review of the show Philly Mag’s Rich Rys noted that: “The crowd was what you’d expect–overwhelmingly female, ranging from toddlers to pre-teens to college kids and moms dressed like their daughters, in short-shorts and sundresses. And from that first song to the inevitable finale, “Shake It Off,” Swift had them all hooked.”

And hooked they were. Fans brought out the body paint, signs and neon galore to cheer on the Wyomissing native. Check out Fusco’s fan photos below, and see his shots of Swift along with our review here.



SEPTA Increasing Train Service for Taylor Swift Concerts

Pop diva Taylor Swift yields a strange amount of powers (just ask Diplo, he’s terrified of her), one of which is her ability to make people gravitate toward her, completely wrecking traffic and public transportation along the way. She can also move SEPTA.

To prepare for the onslaught of folks heading to Lincoln Financial Field this weekend to catch the Wyomissing native’s two sold-out shows, SEPTA is adding nearly two-dozen extra trips on the Broad Street and Market Frankford lines on Friday and Saturday. Fox Philly has the deets for those of you planning a trip:

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What to Expect at Philly’s Marvel Experience

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Like most of us children of the’70s and ’80s, Doug Schaer grew up wearing superhero Underoos.

He might not be thrilled that I’m sharing that bit of info with the world, but when we chatted, he used his childhood underwear preference to demonstrate how much of a fan he is of Marvel and the world of comics. The lawyer-turned-entertainment guru, along with his business partner Rick Licht, created the $30 million Marvel Experience, a massive, interactive show so large that it will take a crew between two and three days to set it up at Lincoln Financial Field. Read more »

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