We meet in the Bistro Room, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street, University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, PA: see the map to the right. Traveler's note: For those who are driving, the South Street Bridge and the and the on/off-ramps to the South Street Exit (346A) from I-76 will be closed starting on December 8, 2008 until 2010 due to bridge construction.
Please use the link below the embedded google map for driving directions. For more information about the South Street Bridge closure and alternate route maps, please go to the University's Division of Public Safety website.
From 30th Street Station, walk west on Market Street to 34th Street.
Turn left on 34th Street and walk south 3 blocks (past 2 traffic lights) to Spruce Street. Spruce Street will be the third traffic light intersection you reach.
Turn right on Spruce Street. Houston Hall is the 2nd building on your right (stone facade, many steps in front). If you reach another traffic light intersection (35th Street), you've gone about 100' too far.
Some SEPTA Regional Rail lines offer service to University City Station, which is even closer to the playing site. From University City Station, head northwest on South Street (away from the Schuylkill River). At 33rd Street (traffic light), South Street's name changes to Spruce Street. After crossing the intersection of 34th and Spruce Street, continue straight on Spruce Street, and Houston Hall will be the 2nd building on your right.
To park: street parking is metered until 8 p.m. (25 cents / 15 minutes). Occasionally there is a spot along Spruce Street either just before or just after Houston Hall. If not, continue west on Spruce Street to 38th Street (there will be a traffic light at this intersection, along with a Wawa convenience store on the left). Make a right onto 38th Street and there will be parking spaces along this street.
Alternately: if you arrive after 5 p.m., you can park for free in the parking lot at the Veterinary School. Continue west on Spruce Street to 39th Street. Turn LEFT at the traffic light into the driveway. You will see two small parking lots on your left, one in succession after the other. You can park in either one for free after 5 p.m. provided there is a spot. From here, walk 4 blocks back east along Spruce Street. Houston Hall will be on the left.