Stanley Cup Championship: A Tale of Two Cities
Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers compete for the NHL’s Stanley Cup championship, and as such two of the United States greatest cities face off as well.
The Blackhawks have won the Cup three times, but they have not brought the cup home since 1961. They have started the Championship with a win; defeating the Flyers 6 to 5. The Flyers won back-to-back championships in the early seventies, and they hunger for another.
Speaking of hunger, hopefully the fans will bring their appetites to these great cities. When not watching the teams on the ice, visiting fans will have an opportunity to taste the many delicacies offered by these two cities. Chicago serves up deep-dish pizza, Garrett gourmet popcorn and Maxwell Street Polish Sausage.
Philadelphia provides fans with another menu full of favorite junk food options. Whether people buy them from Pat’s or Geno’s on 9th Street, people know Philadelphia for its famous cheesesteak. They also know Philadelphia for their Amish population who serve up delicious cheeses and baked goods at Reading Market. Folks from Chicago attending the games visit the Market for lots of great food items.
In addition to some great hockey, fans will have the opportunity to visit many tourist sights in both cities. In Chicago, they should walk along Navy Pier; enjoy the food, the weather, and watch the sailboats on Lake Michigan.
After the Pier, fans would enjoy a walk down to Millennium Park, and view the Cloud Gate (Bean) in AT&T Plaza. South of the Park, visitors could enjoy the Field Museum or John G. Shed Aquarium. Being sports fans, they may want to cross the street from the Museum, and have their picture taken at Soldier Field. They should also check out the Sears Tower Skydeck. For the shoppers in the group, they need to hit Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue.
In Philadelphia make sure to visit all the great historic sights such as the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. For an unusual experience visit the Mutter Museum, an interesting assortment of medical history. The Eastern State Penitentiary provides another rare tourist venue in Philadelphia. No longer a functional prison, and listed as a historic site, it once housed Al Capone. It has also been the focus of Syfy’s Ghost Hunter’s.
Regardless of which team wins, the fans will enjoy watching the championship in these two cities. When not watching the games, fans will have an opportunity to eat good food, and visit interesting sights.