Club Teams: Limited, 2/3 games per team. Approx 25 independent schools that can play club teams
School Teams: Good, PIAA members can play Australian school teams
Homestay/Billeting: Yes, for school teams
Hotels: Budget to mid-level hotels available in suburbs, budget to luxury options in downtown Philadelphia.
Avg high of 7C to 12C during the days, avg low of -3C to 1C overnight, avg 35% of days with rain in Dec/Jan
Public Transport: SEPTA subway is excellent for sightseeing use in downtown
Charter/Self Drive: Self drive is recommended for groups playing games, charter coach to and from airport for sightseeing groups
PRO SPORTS TEAMS
NHL (Ice-Hockey): Flyers
MLB (Baseball): Phillies (not in season)
** New York City and Washington DC are 2 hours away and easily accessible by train and coach for pro sports
Philly, the City of Brotherly Love - home to the 76ers and Rocky Balboa. Re-enact Rocky's famous climb, a true underdog rising to a challenge, at the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
The city is home to some of the top high school basketball in the USA. Schools such as Westtown and Lower Merion which have produced young NBA players such as Mo Bamba and Cameron Reddish, and of course Kobe Bryant. Schools in Pennsylvania are permitted to play Australian school teams, while there is a small number of independent schools who can play Australian club teams.
Between games, Philadelphia provides and abundance of attractions enriched with culture, history and symbolism, many of which are focused on America's independence from Great Britain. Pay a visit to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell while also taking in some action at a 76ers home game and Aussie Ben Simmons.
Philly is home to some great basketball programs and is just a short two hour commute from both New York City and Washington DC making an ideal addition to an east coast tour looking for an cultural or Aussie NBA experience
WHAT TO DO IN PHILADELPHIA ...
Battleship New Jersey
Eastern State Penitentiary
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Museum of America