97.5 The Fanatic threw the best party the station has ever seen. Fan Fest 2023, the 10th annual celebration, took place at Xfinity Live on Saturday, August 26.
Fanatic hosts, staff, and listeners enjoyed one of the best traditions the station has. Celebrity guests included Nick Foles, Brian Dawkins, Darren Sproles, Scott Hartnell, Keith Jones, Lou Williams, and Paul Reed.
Fall Out Boy and Rae Sremmurd rocked the FanDuel stage to cap off the festivities on Saturday afternoon.
Fan Fest 2023
A beautiful day at the sports complex in South Philadelphia started with a barrage of guests lining up outside the gates to enter the event.
Fanatic listeners showed up in an exciting display of Philadelphia sports fandom. An estimated 10,000 people joined in the festivities.
The loud chants of E-A-G-L-E-S swept through the parking lots the entire day. The crowds quickly flooded Xfinity Live on a memorable afternoon (with no fights for the 10th consecutive time)!
The Fanatic Stage
John Kincade got the festivities going by introducing the Fanatic personalities on the stage outside Xfinity Live. Anthony Gargano stepped up to fire up a crowd hungry to see the Philadelphia Flyers back in the conversation in the local sports landscape.
Bob Cooney, Tyrone Johnson, and Matt Cord ignited the crowd during conversations with Lou Williams and Paul Reed. FanDuel’s Lisa Kerney spoke with Foles, Dawkins, and Sproles.
The special guests captured the love affair with the 76ers, the longing for competitive playoff hockey, and the outrageous passion for the Eagles that characterizes the city of Philadelphia.
The heroes of the Philadelphia fan base talked about their experience in the city, their relationship with the fans, and the outlook of the local teams in 2023. 97.5 The Fanatic is proud to have thrown such an incredible party to show appreciation for the listeners that help the station run every day.