Look Inside Phield House: Philly’s 1-of-a-Kind Sports Facility

Phield House is a one-of-a-kind in downtown Philadelphia. The 25,000-square-foot facility that once housed a flea market and shipping facility allows athletes of all ages and abilities to hone their skills or just run off some steam on its basketball court and turf fields. Take a look inside.

32 photos
1/32
NBC10 - Dan Stamm
2/32
NBC10 - Dan Stamm
Adjacent to Philadelphia traffic court and in an area long known for parking lots and commercial businesses, Phield House recently quietly opened.
3/32
NBC10 - Dan Stamm
It doesn't look like much from the outside, at this point, but inside is a huge open facility.
4/32
KNBC
Phield House owners Rachel and Mark Solomon gave NBC10 one of the first looks inside the doors of the 25,000-square-foot facility.
5/32
NBC10 - Dan Stamm
Phield House is claiming to be Philly's "premier indoor sports and recreation facility." It's available for group rental and individual training time.
6/32
NBC10 - Dan Stamm
The Solomons, raising two young athletes of their own in the city, wanted to created a place in the city where athletes could train year round, similar to suburban facilities.
7/32
NBC10 - Dan Stamm
"We discovered that there was really nothing like this in town, and I wondered why," Mark Solomon said.
8/32
NBC10 - Dan Stamm
The open space of the former flea market and shipping facility drew the Solomons to the location.
9/32
NBC10 - Dan Stamm
The facility allows for everything from children's play time to collegiate team training to social sports leagues for adults. Nearly every team sport can train from soccer to baseball to football to volleyball to field hockey to basketball indoors, all year long.
10/32
NBC10 - Dan Stamm
The facility features a full court basketball court where teams could practice or casual shooters could just shoot some hoops.
11/32
Getty Images
12/32
NBC 5 NEWS
The facility comes equipped with speakers through which music or crowd noise can be pumped.
13/32
NBC10 - Dan Stamm
14/32
NBC10
The "Ph" is inspired by Philly but Solomon also leaves it up for interpretation.
15/32
NBC10 - Dan Stamm
There are also two turf fields (about 30 yards each) where football, soccer, field hockey or other field teams can practice or play.
16/32
NBC Boston
Parents and guardians can watch the action from behind this partition wall. (It also prevents hard kicked balls from striking onlookers.)
17/32
NBC10 - Dan Stamm
The AstroTurf has an 8mm shock pad.
18/32
NBC10 - Dan Stamm
A partition can lower to divide the two fields.
19/32
Telemundo
20/32
NBC10 - Dan Stamm
The area on the other side of the wall is still being imagined.
21/32
NBC10 - Dan Stamm
The white stripes along the fields are actually cut into the turf.
22/32
Disneyland Resort
The facility also has time scheduled for parents with young children to let their kids run around in a climate-controlled environment.
23/32
Instagram/shadelima
24/32
NBC10 - Dan Stamm
Toward the back of the facility are a couple of batting tunnels. That's right, baseball and softball players can hone their swing in the dead of winter.
25/32
Jeff Kemp
The netting goes up and down and each cage can fit dozens of people for coaching sessions.
26/32
Perry Mandelboym
27/32
NBC10 - Dan Stamm
Outside of the open field area is a WiFi-enabled lounge where parents and others can hang out comfortably while people play.
28/32
NBC10 - Dan Stamm
TVs in the lounge can help parents monitor events, including birthday parties or youth group events.
29/32
NBC10 - Dan Stamm
There is also two private party rooms, with fully-equipped kitchen, available for rental.
30/32
NBC10
The facility also features locker rooms and a shower.
31/32
NBC10 - Dan Stamm
"If it's a league, if its a team, if it's anyone looking to rent space," Mark Solomon said they are all welcomed.
32/32
AP
Phield House is open seven days a week at 814 Spring Garden Street in Philadelphia. More information, including how to book your group, is <a href="http://www.phieldhouse.com/" target="_blank">available online</a>.
Contact Us