February 27, 2020
PHILADELPHIA – Professional ultimate has a new home in South Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Phoenix, Philadelphia’s professional ultimate team and member of the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL), will move their home field to the South Philadelphia Super Site. Although 2020 marks the franchise's ninth season in the AUDL, the relocation this spring will mark their debut in the city of Philadelphia, having previously called A.A. Garthwaite Stadium in Conshohocken their home.
Director of Operations, Mike Arcata said, “We had a great tenure in Conshohocken, but we are looking forward to the opportunities that come with moving to an urban stadium. The Super Site is more convenient for fans in and around Philadelphia, and makes our games accessible to many neighborhoods that weren’t reachable before.”
Constructed at the intersections of 10th and Bigler Streets in 2008, the South Philadelphia Super Site sits just minutes from I-76 and I-95 routes, as well as SEPTA’s Broad Street Line. The site also places the Phoenix a few hundred yards from the iconic stadiums of Philadelphia’s long-standing professional sports teams in the South Philadelphia Sports Complex; including Lincoln Financial Field, where the team performed an exhibition against the AUDL’s Dallas Roughnecks during the halftime of an Eagles regular season game in 2019. “The exhibition during the Eagles game in November was very successful,” said Arcata. “The crowd was cheering us on with each play and point. We hope the move next door will bring that excitement and draw more fervent sports fans Philly is known for.”
The 2020 season schedule includes six home games, with the Philadelphia Phoenix playing their inaugural game at the South Philadelphia Super Site on Saturday, April 25th, 2020 at 7 p.m. against cross-state rivals, Pittsburgh Thunderbirds.
Full 2020 Home Schedule: