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The Big Blue Road Trip: Philadelphia


For one of the first times of the trip, the clouds parted and the sun shown. It’s only fitting that it was the day after beating Louisville.

We watched the game in Philadelphia, at a joint called The Field House, with the local fans. We weren’t sure exactly what to expect attendance wise, with the game being the day after Christmas, but still enjoyed a crowd of twenty-five or so Cats fans.


The Field House is right in the heart of the city, only a couple of blocks from Love Park and the iconic city hall building. The staff at The Field House opened up a big room to the right of the main area for us to watch the game.


What a game it was, too. I loved seeing the veterans step up for us. I think UK fans experienced every range of emotion that one can experience during a sporting even in those two hours (Did anyone flash back to Indiana in 2011 during that last possession? Oh, I shouldn’t have mentioned it? But we won the championship that year, so it’s all good? Still shouldn’t mention it? Okay, sorry.)


The Philadelphia Alumni Club meets for a lot of games during the season, but not always at The Field House. If you are in the area for a game you can contact them for watch party info here.


We will be in Washington DC at Grevey’s for the game Saturday against Ole Miss. If you are in the area, come on out!

You can also follow us on twitter @blueroadtrip and Facebook at The Big Blue Road Trip!

Article written by Keifer Winings