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Welcome to the Philly Travel Guide web page. Please bookmark this page and use it for reference during the trip. The intent of this page is to help you get information on the locations we are visiting by clicking on the red text. If you need directions to one of the locations, click on the link, and then click on "map" in the destination page. Five new items have been added and are listed below the itinerary. They are:

 

  • Getting to and from Radnor
  • Trinket Exchange
  • Ball Boy update
  • Additional things to do in Philly, including more opinions on the best cheese steak
  • Tailgate map and placement of our tent
  • We're making a video about the trip...

 

Friday, May 22

 

Saturday, May 23

  • 10:00am - Tailgating in the Lincoln Financial Field Plaza and Fan Fest activities in Lot K
  • 11:00am - Visit by Steve Stenersen, CEO of US Lacrosse to talk about developments in the sport, safety, as well as the changing landscape of recruiting
  • 12:00pm - Lunch served at the Dragons tent in Lot K
  • 1:00pm - Div I Semi-Final Game 1                                
  • 3:30pm - Div I Semi-Final Game 2 (optional)
  • Cheese Steak dinner at either Tony Luke’s, Pat’s or Geno’s. This will be very informal and you’ll be responsible for getting yourselves there.                    

 

Sunday, May 24

 

Monday, May 25

 

Getting To and From Radnor

The trip to Radnor on Sunday morning will take 30-40 minutes. So it is recommended that you leave the hotel between 7:30am and 7:45am. The trip from Radnor to the stadium should take about an hour. Here is what one of the locals said: "A 45-minute drive down the Schuykill Expressway in the best of conditions, or maybe it's easier to take the Blue Route. Traffic shouldn't be TOO bad, but I'd allow an hour."

 

Trinket Exchange

Somewhere along the line the idea of exchanging gifts between players came up. Sort of the way soccer players trade jerseys. Or the way you bring a gift from your home country when you visit Asia. Anyway, we will have Dragons socks for the kids to give to the players from the other teams. We will pass them out on the field in Philly. Some of the local teams will return the favor, others will not. That is just the way it is going to be. Not all the teams will want to do this. So please tell your kids not to expect anything in return. It is intended as a gesture of friendship and a way to build relationships with kids 2500 miles away. The socks you are getting are the green Dragons socks we had for the winter tournaments. We will have extra pairs for sale if you want some for your own son to keep. In fact we encourage you to purchase some...

 

Ball Boy Update

Just so we have all the info in one place, we are posting the list of ball boys on this page. We are responsible for the 4pm game on Sunday. We are supposed to arrive around 3pm or "directly after the first game." Rendezvous spot is the Headhouse Lobby in front of the stadium (see map below). The lobby is right next to the fan fest and our Dragons tent, so it is a good idea for you to locate it on Saturday so you know where it is. Our contact is Lew Sears (215) 313-6698. You are responsible for getting your player to this on your own. We will not have Dragons staff waiting to round up the kids to take them. If you are an alternate and are hoping to get a shot at this, you need to be at the rendezvous to see if someone dropped out. Players will receive both a stick AND a helmet that they can keep. We will NOT be wearing Dragons helmets. NCAA sponsros want to make sure their equipment is on the field. Lastly, please make sure that your player is wearing Dragons socks, shorts and a shooter shirt so we look good and make a good impression on people. Maybe the ball boys will even get a shout out on TV?

 

Philly Ball Boys: Alternates:

Patrick Grazer

Matteo Silvestri

Duke O’Callahan

Gunnar Greve

Jordan Pollard

Aiden Lee

Jack Wynperle

Dante Meloni

Preston Barnes

Max Mirkin

Dean Mirkin

Gage Dado

Alessandro Caso

Evan Miner

Finn Tipton

Jack Shoemaker

Simba Makawa

Austin Sauter

Ian Han

 

 

 

Tailgate Tent Location

Our tent is located in Lot K and is the yellow box labeled "1". The map below shows the exact location. If you are driving, I am told you can enter on 11th Street. Since the tent map only shows the parking lot, you can use the ball boy map for reference. We are directly opposite the red square labeled "Pro Shop Parking."

 

 

 

 

Additional Stuff To Do - Recommended By Philly Natives (Unedited)

 

If you all want to do any sightseeing, I would highly recommend the Big Red Bus tour, if the weather is good (not too hot because you’ll be outside on upper deck – see link below), it’s a great and relaxing way to see the learn about the history of the city, which is impressive, but you guys might want to just chill given your schedule.

 

http://eng.bigbustours.com/philadelphia/home.html

 

The best cheesesteaks by far are at Jim’s on South Street – worth the trip and not far from the ones on your list!

 

http://www.jimssouthstreet.com/

                                       

Philly stuff:

I highly recommend the Reading Terminal for a team outing.

 

Not to be missed are inside Reading Terminal:

Dinics for roast pork sandwiches—get them with provolone and broccoli rabe

Bassett’s for ice cream

Famous Deli for cookies

Two cheesesteak places in Terminal—both are fine

Check out Pennsylvania Dutch booths—amazing desserts like apple dumplings

 

South Street:

Fun place to walk and check out stuff

Jim’s Steaks on 4th is decent

 

Rittenhouse Square:

Irish Pub on Walnut and 20th  -- Has a party room that holds 50

Federal Doughnuts---also known for great fried chicken—lunch place

Franklin Mortgage and Investment Company --Best bar in town…don’t walk, run there. On 18th street just north of chestnut I think.

 

Pat’s vs Geno’s

9th and Wharton—South Philly. Go to both, compare. Personally, the best cheesesteak in Philly is at John’s Roast Pork. Or Dalessandro’s, but that’s farther away.

 

If you make it up to University City, you have Baby Blues BBQ on Sansom and 34th

 

Plenty of pizza and burgers around town

There’s a Five Guys on Chestnut around 16th…you won’t go hungry

 

Best way to get to the Linc is the Broad street subway, but if you have parking passes, driving usually isn’t too big a hassle, just fun for kids to take public transportation

 

You GOTTA run the steps at the Art Museum—If it’s good enough for Rocky…

 

 

We're Making a Video About the Philly Trip

 

To commemorate our inaugural trip to Philly we’d like to mark the occasion with a video. In order to do that, we need your help by providing us with additional photos and video footage. Below are some basic guidelines. Keep in mind that this IS NOT homework. We’re thinking that if we can get some of you to some of this, we’ll be fine.

 

Photos:

  • Take at highest possible resolution
  • Hold camera horizontally
  • Email at the highest possible resolution
  • No square, social media pics please

We need shots of:

  • Traveling 
  • Eating meals
  • Food
  • Scenery
  • Family shots, group shots of kids
  • Tailgating
  • Inside the stadium
  • Ball boy experience
  • Action shots of our games on Sunday and Monday (long lens, clear subject, in focus)

Videos:

  • Take at 720 or 1080 resolution
  • Hold camera horizontally
  • Share at the highest possible resolution
  • Please no vertical social media clips please

We need shots of:

  • Same stuff as listed for photos
  • Pre-game routine for our games
  • Trinket exchange with our host teams 
  • Interviews with your kids. Ask them to answer a few simple questions. You need to prep them a little. If you ask: “What was it like to play against Radnor?” they will give you a one-word reply. We need a reply that can stand on its own in a clip. For example: “Playing against Radnor was really tough.” We basically need them to repeat the question in the reply. In case you are wondering, this is your first lesson in media training for the kids for when they are famous players later in life…

Questions:

  • What was it like to play against XYZ?
  • How do the teams in Philly compare to teams in LA?
  • Did you meet any kids from the other teams?
  • Are the kids on the other teams nice?
  • What was your favorite part of the Philly trip?
  • What was your favorite food in Philly?
  • What was your favorite place in Philly besides our games and the NCAA finals?
  • Would you like to visit again next year?

 

Address List

 

Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel

220 South 17th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Tel: (215) 735-6000

http://www.radissonblu.com/hotel-philadelphia

Lincoln Financial Field

1 Lincoln Financial Field Way

Philadelphia, PA 19147

http://www.lincolnfinancialfield.com

Radnor High School

130 King of Prussia Road

Radnor, PA 19087

http://www.rtsd.org/radnorhs

 

Ace Adams Field

3025 Walnut Street (this is the address across the street)

Philadelphia, PA 19104

http://www.pennathletics.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=205704533

Tony Luke's Lincoln Financial Field - Home of the Philadelphia Eagles

Section 114, 1020 Pattison Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19148

Phone: (215) 339-6700

http://www.tonylukes.com

Pat’s King of Steaks

1237 E. Passyunk Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19147

http://www.patskingofsteaks.com/index.html

Geno’s Steaks

9th and Passyunk

1219 South 9th St

Philadelphia PA, 19147

(215) 389-0659

http://www.genosteaks.com

Academy of Natural Science

1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.

Philadelphia, PA 19103

http://www.ansp.org

Franklin Institute

222 N 20th St. 

Philadelphia, PA 19103

https://www.fi.edu

Betsy Ross House

239 Arch Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106

http://historicphiladelphia.org/betsy-ross-house/what-to-see/

Love Park

John F Kennedy Blvd and North 15th St.

Philadelphia,  PA 19102

http://www.visitphilly.com/museums-attractions/philadelphia/love-park/

Penn’s Landing

Delaware River from Market to Lombard Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

http://www.visitphilly.com/outdoor-activities/philadelphia/penns-landing/

Philadelphia Art Museum

26th Street and Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.

Philadelphia, PA 19130

http://www.philamuseum.org

Independence Hall

Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets

Philadelphia, PA 19106

http://www.nps.gov/inde/index.htm

Mutter Museum

19 South 22nd Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

http://muttermuseum.org

South Street

Old City 

Philadelphia, PA 19147

http://southstreet.com

Yards Brewing Company

901 N. Delaware Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19123

http://www.yardsbrewing.com