Due to overwhelmingly popular demand to see the Philadelphia Flyers one more time in their former home, the Wachovia Spectrum, the Flyers have added an additional preseason game to their schedule and will face their American Hockey League affiliate, the Philadelphia Phantoms, in an exhibition game at the Wachovia Spectrum on Tuesday, October 7 at 7:30 pm. Tickets, as low as $19.67, in honor of the opening year of the Wachovia Spectrum, 1967, will go on sale on Wednesday, September 10 at 10 a.m.
The Flyers preseason game against the Carolina Hurricanes at the Wachovia Spectrum on Saturday, September 27, sold out immediately after going on sale on Saturday, September 6, the first time that tickets became available.
"The interest in seeing the Flyers one more time in their former home has been overwhelming," said Flyers Senior VP Shawn Tilger. "(Flyers Chairman) Ed Snider and (Comcast-Spectacor President) Peter Luukko wanted to make sure everyone has an opportunity to see the Flyers in the Spectrum one last time before it closes. This is a terrific way to accommodate the demand for tickets."
Comcast-Spectacor is closing the 42-year-old Wachovia Spectrum at the conclusion of the 2008-09 Philadelphia Phantoms and Philadelphia Kixx hockey and soccer seasons. The company is encouraging residents throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region to celebrate the many wonderful memories of the Spectrum.
The Flyers will play two preseason games at the Wachovia Center on Monday, September 22 against New Jersey Devils, and Wednesday, October 1, against the Washington Capitals. The Flyers will also return to the Wachovia Spectrum for a special preseason contest against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, September 27 at 1 p.m.
The Flyers will open the 2008-09 season when they host the New York Rangers at the Wachovia Center on Saturday, October 11 at 7 p.m.
Full Season Tickets and Partial Game Plans for the 2008-09 regular season are on sale exclusively through ComcastTIX at PhiladelphiaFlyers.com
or call 1-800-298-4200. Individual home game tickets go on sale Saturday, September 20 at 10 a.m.
The Phantoms will begin their final regular season at the Wachovia Spectrum on Friday, October 10 against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Season tickets and game plans are now available. The best way to guarantee the same great seat to all the big rivalry games, great theme nights and the Spectrum’s final hockey game is through a Phantoms season ticket or game plan package. Prices start at just $60 and include a long list of exclusive behind-the-scenes benefits! For more information on how you can be there for the last season or to make a deposit, call the Phantoms at 215-465-4522 during normal business hours. More information is also available at the Phantoms website, www.phantomshockey.com.