Philadelphia Freedoms Return to Hawk Hill for Third Year

Monday, July 15, 2019

Hawk Hill heats up this summer when Saint Joseph’s University welcomes the Philadelphia Freedoms of World Team Tennis (WTT) back to campus for the third consecutive year.

When will the Philadelphia Freedoms play at Saint Joseph’s?

All of the team’s home games for the 2019 season will be played at the Michael J. Hagan ‘85 Arena. The schedule includes:

Monday, July 15 vs. San Diego Aviators at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, July 16 vs. Orange County Breakers at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 17 vs. Las Vegas Rollers at 1 p.m.
Friday, July 19 vs. Orlando Storm at 7 p.m.
Friday, July 26 vs. Washington Kastles at 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 28 vs. Springfield Lasers at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, July 31 vs. New York Empire at 7 p.m.

What highlights can I expect this season?

The season opener kicks off on Monday, July 15 at 7 p.m. on Hawk Hill with a match against the San Diego Aviators. Opening night will also feature a celebrity first serve from Saint Joseph’s President Mark C. Reed, Ed.D. 

In addition to seven nights of live tennis matches in Hagen Arena, the Freedoms will offer fans themed nights featuring food trucks, musical playlists and family fun. Highlights include Fabulous Freedoms Ball Dogs presented by the Brandywine Valley SPCA on Friday, July 19 and a matchup against international tennis phenomenon Venus Williams and the Washington Kastles on Friday, July 26.

How can I purchase tickets? Will there be a special offer?

Saint Joseph's supporters can use the special offer code SJU for up to $10 off tickets to all of the home matches. Tickets for the season can be found at .

Who are the Philadelphia Freedoms?

The Freedoms, a franchise in the World Team Tennis professional league, was founded in 1974 by tennis and cultural icon Billie Jean King, a co-owner of the team. The Freedoms played its inaugural season at the Spectrum, former home of the Philadelphia 76ers and Flyers.

Why can’t I get Sir Elton John’s "Philadelphia Freedom" song out of my head? Is there any connection?

John wrote and recorded the song “Philadelphia Freedom” in honor of his friend King, and for the team to use as an anthem in 1975. John attended the home matches wearing the team’s uniform and sat on the bench with the players.

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