The Philadelphia Flyers announced on Monday that the team will play a seven-game exhibition schedule prior to the start of the 2011-12 season, featuring three games at the Wells Fargo Center and a game against the Detroit Red Wings at the Global Spectrum-managed John Labatt Centre in London, Ontario.
The preseason slate is as follows:
|DATE ||OPPONENT ||ARENA ||TIME |
|Tue., Sept. 20 ||@ Toronto ||Air Canada Centre ||TBD |
|Wed., Sept. 21 ||vs. Toronto ||Wells Fargo Center ||7 p.m. |
|Thu., Sept 22 ||vs. Detroit ||John Labatt Centre ||TBD |
|Fri., Sept 23 ||@ Detroit ||Joe Louis Arena ||TBD |
|Mon., Sept 26 ||vs. NY Rangers ||Wells Fargo Center ||7 p.m. |
|Thu., Sept 29 ||vs. New Jersey ||Wells Fargo Center ||7 p.m. |
|Sat., Oct. 1 ||@ New Jersey ||Prudential Center ||TBD |
The Flyers are visiting the John Labatt Centre for the ninth time; however, it is the first time they’ll play the Red Wings there. The arena is managed by Global Spectrum, a subsidiary of Flyers parent company Comcast-Spectacor. Global Spectrum manages more than 100 public assembly facilities around the world.
“London truly is our home away from home," said Comcast-Spectacor President and Global Spectrum Chairman Peter Luukko. “The fan support in London for the Flyers is outstanding. The John Labatt Centre is a fantastic hockey arena that our players enjoy visiting. To be playing the Detroit Red Wings in London is a dream match-up for hockey fans in Southwestern Ontario and Eastern Michigan. It’s going to be a terrific night of hockey in the City of London.”
Tickets for the Flyers-Red Wings game at the John Labatt Centre are on sale now. Tickets for the remaining Flyers preseason games, as well as a broadcast schedule, will be announced at a later date.
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