Stotesbury Regatta, Largest High-School Rowing Event in World, Brings Road Closures Along Schuylkill River | NBC 10 Philadelphia

Stotesbury Regatta, Largest High-School Rowing Event in World, Brings Road Closures Along Schuylkill River

The Stotesbury Cup Regatta is underway on the Schuylkill River. The Regatta is the oldest and largest high school rowing competition in the world. (Published Friday, May 20, 2016)

The world's largest high school rowing competition returns to the banks and water of the Schuylkill River this weekend and that means a major thoroughfare will be closed to motorists as thousands flock to the Stotesbury Cup Regatta.Beuatiful Weather for Start of Stotesbury Cup RegattaBeuatiful Weather for Start of Stotesbury Cup RegattaNBC10's Pamela Osborne is live at Kelly Drive for the Stotesbury Cup Regatta, the largest high school rowing competition in America. (Published Friday, May 20, 2016)

The Kelly Drive through Fairmount Park is the major closure for the 2016 Stotesbury Cup Regatta Friday and Saturday. World's Largest High School Regatta Takes to SchuylkillWorld's Largest High School Regatta Takes to SchuylkillThe Stotesbury Cup Regatta will begin time trials Friday morning, marking the beginning of the world's largest high school regatta along the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. NBC10's Matt DeLucia has the details. (Published Friday, May 20, 2016)

A 1-1/2 mile stretch of Kelly Drive was closed Thursday morning and will remain closed between Strawberry Mansion and Fountain Green drives until 8 p.m. Saturday. Stotesbury Regatta Closes Kelly DriveStotesbury Regatta Closes Kelly DriveKelly Drive will be closed until Saturday for the Sotesbury Cup Regatta. The road will be closed between Fountain Green Drive and Strawberry Mansion Drive. (Published Friday, May 20, 2016)

Entrance to the regatta zone is by permit only so all other traffic will be detoured onto other routes including Strawberry Mansion, Fountain Green and Reservoir drives.

Expect potential delays on other Schuylkill River arteries like the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76), which backed up Thursday evening, and the Martin Luther King Drive the next few days.

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The 90th Annual Stotesbury Cup brings teenage rowers from around the country to Philly.

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