Where to begin to describe all the sports venues and arenas near Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast and the Brandywine Valley. The sports venues include the South Philly Sports Complex which comprises 3 world class venues and arenas. There is the Wells Fargo Center where the Philadelphia Flyers, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Philadelphia Soul teams play. Right next to that is the Lincoln Financial Field, home to the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles. And at Citizen Bank Park you’ll watch the Philadelphia Phillies play.
Citizens Bank Ballpark is consistently ranked as one of the best ballparks in major league baseball. In addition to all the sports events, you’ll find world class acts such as Barbra Streisand (Wells Fargo August 20 2016) and Adele September 9 and 10, 2016.
Watch a Wilmington Blue Rocks game at Frawley Stadium in Wilmington, Delaware, just 20 minutes from Hamanassett. The Wilmington Blue Rocks are a minor league team affiliated with the Kansas City Royals. Want to witness baseball as it was 150 years ago? Enjoy a Brandywine Baseball Club game at East Goshen Field, just 10 minutes from Hamanassett. The Brandywine Baseball Club is a member of the Vintage Baseball Association and plays competitive games from April through October.
More baseball memories can be experienced at the Mickey Vernon Sports Museum in Radnor, a convenient 10 minute drive from Hamanassett. Mickey Vernon was a 7 time All Star first baseman for the Washington Senators. His career spanned four decades (1939-1960). He was a two time American League batting champ and amassed 2,495 hits. The Mickey Vernon Sports Museum celebrates not only Mickey Vernon but other athletes, teams and sports from Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
Even Babe Ruth has a connection to the area, though more infamous than famous. In the early morning hours of July 20, 1920, the Babe crashed his car on the Baltimore Pike less than a quarter mile from Hamanassett. He was driving from Washington DC to Philadelphia with his wife, Helen, two teammates and Yankees coach Charley O’Leary. Speeding around a dangerous curve, the auto skidded out of control. As the machine went off the road, Helen and coach O’Leary were thrown clear as it flipped over. Everyone ended up ok, but a headline the next day blared “RUTH REPORTLY KILLED IN CAR CRASH”. Hamanassett’s innkeeper can show you the approximate spot where the accident occurred as well as the garage where the damaged car was towed in the town of Media. Of the wrecked car, Ruth supposedly said to the mechanic “Take whatever you can get for it. I’m through with it.” Upon his return to New York, Ruth bought a new car, identical to the one he wrecked.
Hamanassett, an award winning bed and breakfast located in the Brandywine Valley of Pennsylvania, features comfortably elegant accommodations just 21 miles from Philadelphia.