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Being a Philadelphia Sports Fan on Campus

Posted on 10/19/2018 12:47:44 PM by Connor Tustin

One of the biggest draws for me when I came to Cabrini was its close proximity to Philadelphia. Growing up in the Philadelphia area made me very familiar to its surroundings. 

Growing up in the area as a boy also made me very familiar to the city's professional sports teams. Over time, I gained a passion for all of the teams in Philadelphia, making me want to someday get a job in the sports industry. 

When I was searching for schools, I knew I wanted to stay relatively close to my South Jersey home, but still far enough to experience new things. 

As I mentioned, Philadelphia was always close to me growing up, but I never really had the chance to explore the city in depth. I visited the usual sites on field trips like Independence Hall, The Liberty Bell, The Franklin Institute, etc.

So when I came to Cabrini, I knew I wanted to make going into the city a regular occurrence. I always liked the feel of being downtown with all of the hustle and bustle. 

But what excuse would give me a good reason to visit the city on a regular basis? My passion for the Phillies, Eagles, Sixers, and Flyers. 

At first, getting to the stadiums from campus was a bit intimidating for me. I never really had any exposure to public transportation in my life, let alone by myself. 

I did some research and mapped out the proper route all the way from Cabrini to the sports complex in South Philly, and honestly, it wasn’t that bad. 

Find a time on the Cabrini shuttle schedule that works for you and it will take you straight to the Radnor SEPTA Regional Rail station. From here, all you have to do is hop on the train and it will take you right from Radnor into Center City.

Upon arriving in the city, get off at Suburban Station and take the short walk to the Broad Street Line subway at City Hall. Once getting on the Broad Street Line, its a direct trip from City Hall to NRG Station, where the sports complex is located. 

My best advice for anyone taking SEPTA from Radnor to the sports complex is to purchase the One Day Independence Pass. For the price of $13, you get unlimited transportation on any SEPTA route, whether it be Regional Rail, Subway, Bus, or Trolley. This is the honestly the best price considering each way on the regional rail is $7 and each trip on the subway is $2.50. Taking that all into account, your grand total for paying separately each trip would be $19. 

Another great option is taking advantage of SEaL’s Fast Track program. Each month, the SEaL office sells $5 round-trip regional rail tickets for a week. These tickets are valid on weekdays from 7pm-last train and all day on weekends. 

After figuring out how to get to the stadiums, it's not bad at all! Use your favorite ticket site like Ticketmaster or StubHub to snag seats to a game or concert and you’ll be on your way!