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In addition to its professional sports history, the Philadelphia region is filled with great traditions, legacies and rivalries from its numerous colleges and universities.

College basketball doesn’t get more storied than the Big 5; the Penn Relays are the oldest track and field meet in the country; and the Dad Vail Regatta is the largest collegiate rowing race in the country.

So whether you’re an alum or just a fan, rest assurred that Philadelphia and The Countryside is a terrific place if you’re looking to feel that great old collegiate spirit.

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  • The Penn Relays

    The world’s oldest relay meet, held annually at the University of Pennsylvania

    The Penn Relays at Franklin Field

    The nation’s largest and most important amateur track and field event held at the University of Pennsylvania.

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  • Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta

    May 9– 10: The largest collegiate regatta in the United States

    Dad Vail Regatta on the Schuylkill

    The two-day race is held on the Schuylkill River in beautiful Fairmount Park, one of the most famous and scenic rowing routes in the world.

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  • The Penn Relays

    The world’s oldest relay meet, held annually at the University of Pennsylvania

    The Penn Relays at Franklin Field

    The nation’s largest and most important amateur track and field event held at the University of Pennsylvania.

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  • Class of 1923 Arena

    Cooler than being cool

    Home to local collegiate hockey games and many other on-ice activities, this 2,500-seat rink is the largest collegiate indoor arena in the state of Pennsylvania.

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  • Franklin Field

    Historic home of Penn football

    Operational since the turn of the 20th century, Franklin Field is a nearly 53,000-seat stadium best-known as the home of Penn football and the host of the annual international Penn Relays gathering.

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  • Penn Park

    The art of fielding

    The beautiful green space at Penn Park in University City.

    A beautiful green area situated between Penn’s campus and the Schuylkill River waterfront, Penn Park features open space and recreational facilities available to the public from 6 a.m. to midnight.

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  • The Palestra

    A veritable cathedral of college basketball

    The most storied gymnasium in the history of collegiate athletics

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