The Biggest Sporting Events in Greater Philadelphia in Spring 2021
Phillies, 76ers, Flyers, Union and more...
Are you ready to be a fan in the stands again?
Spring is always an exciting time for sports in Philadelphia , and this season’s games are even more anticipated than usual.
That’s because, for the first time since early 2020, fans can root, root, root for Philly’s teams in-person at the city’s stadiums, both indoors (Wells Fargo Center) and outdoors (Citizens Bank Park). We can’t wait!
Plus, there’s lots to look forward to this spring. The 76ers are absolutely tearing up the NBA and look playoff-ready. The Phillies return with a stronger bullpen to complement last year’s strong performance at the plate.
Of course, checking out sporting events in Philadelphia looks a little different in 2021. Mask requirements are in place, and capacity restrictions — set to keep both fans and staff safe — mean that tickets may be a little harder to come by than usual. Your best bet: Plan ahead. Get more information about Greater Philadelphia and COVID-19 here .
Get excited for these big sporting events taking place in Greater Philadelphia in spring 2021.
Through Monday, May 10, 2021 (select dates)
After a hot start, the Philadelphia Flyers have cooled off a bit in recent weeks, and the team is hoping to turn it around in its remaining games on its push to make the playoffs. Fans hoping to head to South Philly to catch the Fly Guys in action (and wave hello to Gritty , the Flyers’ absolutely perfect mascot) can sign up to join a priority waiting list for an opportunity to buy tickets.
Through Sunday, May 16, 2021 (select dates)
Simply put, the Philadelphia 76ers are on fire. Through nearly 50 games, the team has been flirting with a .700 winning percentage while jockeying with the Brooklyn Nets for first place in the Eastern Conference. Even better: As of April 2021, about 4,000 masked fans can cheer on the team in-person at South Philly’s Wells Fargo Center during each of the team’s final games of the regular season. That said, it seems likely (fingers crossed) that the team will play deep into this year’s playoffs.
April 1 – October 3, 2021 (select dates)
Opening Day at South Philly’s Citizens Bank Park is the surest sign of spring, and the Phillies are ready to deliver starting Thursday, April 1. The team is hoping to capitalize on 2020’s strong performance at the plate with a newly bolstered bullpen. About 11,000 fans can return to the stadium for each game, with health and safety protocols in place . We can already taste the Crabfries …
April 7 – November 7, 2021 (select dates)
Major League Soccer (MLS) returns this spring with the Philadelphia Union ’s home opener at Subaru Park in early April, kicking off a busy season. The Union — who had the best regular-season record of any MLS team in 2020 — will play 34 regular-season matches before the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs begin on November 19, 2021. The team also faces off twice in April against Saprissa — including a home game on April 14, 2021 — in the Concacaf Champions League Round of 16.