Root, root root for the home teams

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Philadelphia is a sports fan's town. The city boasts all manner of sports teams, and three venues where you can catch the pros at play. Whatever the season, you can find a professional or collegiate sporting event to attend in the city.

From June 5-10, the First Union Cycling Series takes place. Top professional cyclists from around the world will be racing in the streets of the Philadelphia area. From Aug. 8-11, Philadelphia is host to the U.S. Gymnastics Championship. From Aug. 17-23, it's ESPN's X Games, showcasing 350 of the world's best action-sports athletes.

And, of course, there are professional baseball, football, basketball, hockey and more to see.

With so many teams and so much going on, your best bet is to call in advance for tickets.

To help you sort out your options, we've listed the teams and sports venues below.

Philadelphia Eagles (National Football League): 215-463-5500.

Philadelphia Phillies (Major League Baseball): 215-463-1000.

Philadelphia 76ers (National Basketball Association): 215-339-7600.

Philadelphia Flyers (National Hockey League): 215-465-4500.

Philadelphia Phantoms (American Hockey League): 215-465-4522.

Philadelphia KiXX (National Professional Soccer League): 888-888-KIXX.

Philadelphia Wings (National Lacrosse League): 215-389-WING.

To find out what's going on where, call the venues.

Comcast Spectator's First Union Center (Flyers, 76ers) Broad Street and Pattison Avenue: 215-336-3600.

First Union Spectrum (KiXX, Phantoms, Wings) Broad Street and Pattison Avenue: 215-336-3600.

Veterans Stadium (Eagles, Phillies, Temple University football) Broad Street and Pattison Avenue: 215-463-5191.

Franklin Field (University of Pennsylvania football) 33rd Street between Spruce and Walnut streets: 215-898-6121.

The Palestra (University of Pennsylvania basketball) 33rd Street between Spruce and Walnut streets: 215-898-6121.

The Apollo of Temple (Temple University) 1776 N. Broad St.: 215-204-2400.

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