Delaware Sports Scene
Delaware continues to make waves inside and outside the lines. Read below for some of the highlights:
Delaware is proud to welcome its newest professional sports team to the first state. The Philadelphia 76ers have purchased an NBA D-League team, the Delaware 87ers (nicknamed, The Sevens). The team will begin play in November, playing all home games at The Bob Carpenter Center on the University of Delaware campus in Newark, DE. Speaking of basketball, in March the University of Delaware hosted NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship First & Second Round games, at the Bob Carpenter Center. Sell out crowds, comprised of fans from Albany to North Carolina, came to see Delaware's own Elena Delle Donne and other elite women's players compete for a spot in the Sweet 16.
The Wilmington Grand Prix Cycling Event and Street Festival rolls to downtown Wilmington May 17th-19th. The event was recently named one of the Top 10 U.S. Cycling Criterium events in the country. Race weekend, which attracts elite cyclists from all over the world also features a Gran Fondo. For more information, CLICK HERE.
The 10th Annual Delaware Marathon Running Festival takes place on May 12th, starting at Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park on the historic Wilmington, Delaware Riverfront. The marathon is a USATF certified Boston Marathon Qualifier and historically 12% of their marathon runners have qualified for Boston.