Philly Spinners to compete in Nat’l Championship at Franklin Field

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - A Philadelphia sports team is in a national championship this weekend!

The Philadelphia Spinners have reached the Major League Ultimate championship for the first time in franchise history.

The Spinners have been steadily climbing the standings year after year. They went from last place in 2013 to a dominant 9 and 1 in 2016.

Saturday, at Franklin Field at 6:30 p.m., they’ll be taking on the Portland Stags in the championship.

The team competes in a professional ultimate frisbee league.

The MLU consists of 8 teams in 2 divisions. The Eastern Conference is home to the Boston Whitecaps, New York Rumble, Philadelphia Spinners and Washington D.C. Current, while the Western Conference features the San Francisco Dogfish, Portland Stags, Seattle Rainmakers and Vancouver Nighthawks.

Each of these team locations was chosen based on their population, existing sports culture, relative distance from other franchises and existing ultimate community. When considering the ultimate community of a city, the youth scene was given particular attention as a developed youth program is a sure sign of future growth.

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