SOUTH PHILADELPHIA STADIUM COMPLEX
Just south of Oregon Ave. is a landmark of Philadelphia: the South Philadelphia Sports Complex. The Complex is home to Philadelphia’s four premier sports teams. It has been home to 6 world-class stadiums and arenas, as well as Xfinity Live!, a retail and entertainment hotspot. Currently, the Wells Fargo Center, Lincoln Financial Field, and Citizens Bank Park are a part of the Complex. The Complex hosts approximately 380 events and 8 million visitors annually, making it one of the most visited parts of the city. Most recently, it hosted the start of the Eagles 2018 Super Bowl Champions Parade, and was the ending site of the 2008 Phillies World Series Champions Parade.
PIDC pioneered the public-private partnership between the City of Philadelphia, the Commonwealth, the four professional sports teams, and Comcast Spectator, to plan and develop the Sports Complex. On behalf of the City, PIDC assembled sites, structures the real estate and public financing, and serves as the public’s landlord to create the nation’s busiest and most efficient sports complex and the only one in which all four major professional leagues play in a single urban setting.
The Sports Complex Special Services District (SCSSD) is an organization to support the community surrounding the South Philadelphia Sports Complex. With hundreds of events per year among the three arenas, as well as customers of Xfinity Live! visiting daily, the SCSSD was established to serve the 9,000 residents living in the 4,100 households that surround the arenas, to ensure community interests are protected, improve neighborhood quality of life, and promote efficient operation of adjacent sports venues. The Sports Complex Special Services a District is headquartered just south of the Complex, in the Navy Yard.