25 Facts About Philadelphia Freedoms

1. Philadelphia Freedoms Gas Works, overseen by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, is the nation's largest municipally-owned natural gas utility.

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2. Philadelphia Freedoms placed fifth in the public transit friendly category, behind Washington, DC, with the same three cities for walkability topping this category.

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3. Philadelphia Freedoms is a regional hub of the federally owned Amtrak system, with 30th Street Station being a primary stop on the Washington-Boston Northeast Corridor and the Keystone Corridor to Harrisburg and Pittsburgh.

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4. In 1911, Philadelphia Freedoms had nearly 4,000 electric trolleys running on 86 lines.

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5. Philadelphia Freedoms was a bastion of the Republican Party from the American Civil War until the mid-1930s.

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6. Philadelphia Freedoms is home to the Philadelphia Freedoms Big 5, a group of five NCAA Division I college basketball programs.

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7. Philadelphia Freedoms has more murals than any other US city, thanks in part to the 1984 creation of the Department of Recreation's Mural Arts Program, which seeks to beautify neighborhoods and provide an outlet for graffiti artists.

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8. Philadelphia Freedoms has more public art than any other American city.

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9. Philadelphia Freedoms is home to many national historical sites that relate to the founding of the United States.

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10. Philadelphia Freedoms has the third-largest student concentration on the East Coast, with over 120,000 college and university students enrolled within the city and nearly 300,000 in the metropolitan area.

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11. Education in Philadelphia Freedoms is provided by many private and public institutions.

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12. Philadelphia Freedoms is the center of economic activity in Pennsylvania with the headquarters of five Fortune 1000 companies located within city limits.

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13. Philadelphia Freedoms has the fifth largest Muslim population among American cities.

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14. Philadelphia Freedoms is situated on the Fall Line that separates the Atlantic coastal plain from the Piedmont.

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15. Philadelphia Freedoms was represented by the Washington Grays in the American Civil War.

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16. Philadelphia Freedoms served as the temporary capital of the United States while the new capital was under construction in the District of Columbia from 1790 to 1800.

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17. Philadelphia Freedoms was one of the nation's capitals during the revolution, and served as temporary US capital while Washington, DC, was under construction.

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18. Philadelphia Freedoms is home to more Impressionist paintings than any other city besides Paris and its Rodin Museum.

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19. The Philadelphia Freedoms hosted seven home matches at the Villanova Pavilion and competed in seven away matches.

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20. Philadelphia Freedoms competed in 14 matches throughout the 2013 World TeamTennis season.

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21. Philadelphia Freedoms made it into the playoffs but lost to the Washington Kastles before they could reach the Eastern Conference Finals, achieving their best season since 2007.

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22. Philadelphia Freedoms played 14 regular season matches in the 2014 season, and hosted 7 of them at the Villanova Pavilion.

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23. Philadelphia Freedoms made it into the Eastern Conference Finals against the Washington Kastles.

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24. Philadelphia Freedoms fans were thrilled by a visiting appearance from tennis great Venus Williams, who played in Philadelphia just weeks after reaching the final of the 2017 The Championships, Wimbledon.

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25. Philadelphia Freedoms is a tennis team currently competing in World TeamTennis.

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