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 »

Philly One of Four U.S. Cities Getting The Marvel Experience

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A scene from ‘The Marvel Experience.’

It’s a one-of-a-kind show headed to Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field starting in June: The Marvel Experience opens on June 19th, and is going to be unlike anything comic fans have ever seen before.

The experience is being billed as “the world’s first hyper-reality tour” and features the first ever touring 360-degree, 3-D stereoscopic full-dome projection theatre. There will also be “a state-of-the-art, thrilling motion ride and a ‘training center’ that offers the opportunity for Marvel fans to actually become ‘part of the adventure.'” Read more »

This Weekend: Flight Market At The Linc

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This Sunday is Flight Market at Lincoln Financial Field. The event, sponsored by the Food Trust, is basically like a Night Market (but during the day) with a flea market attached. It will feature over 50 food trucks, live music, booze, 50 food trucks, activities for the kids, 50 food trucks, cheerleaders, a flea market. But most importantly, 50 food trucks.

And we have the complete list.

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Kevin Hart to Play The Linc

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Philly native Kevin Hart will reportedly make history next summer by becoming the first comedian to do what only football teams and rock bands do: Headline an NFL stadium. He’ll play to 68,000 seats on Aug. 30 at Lincoln Financial Field.
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Report: Lincoln Financial Field to Host Gold Cup Final

Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field will host the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final this year, according to a report from Philly.com’s Jonathan Tannenwald. The Gold Cup is the biennial North American soccer championship. (CONCACAF stands for the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football, if you’re wondering.)

The Gold Cup Final will take place on July 26th, with the tournament’s third place game happening the day before at PPL Park in Chester, the home of the Union.

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