In an effort to avoid any potential conflicts with the World Series, Comcast-Spectacor is changing the start time of the Philadelphia Flyers game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Wachovia Center on Monday, November 2, to 5 p.m. from the previously scheduled time of 7 p.m.
"We chose not to wait for the outcome of the National League Championship Series before making this decision to allow our fans ample time to adjust their schedules," said Comcast-Spectacor President Peter Luukko. "Everyone at Comcast-Spectacor is just as excited about the Phillies as the entire City of Philadelphia, and we wish the Phillies the best of luck in their quest to repeat as champions."
Should the Phillies defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS, the Phillies would host a potential Game Five of the World Series on Tuesday, November 2, with the first pitch likely in the evening. The Flyers home arena, the Wachovia Center, and the Phillies home park, Citizens Bank Park, are located in the same South Philadelphia Sports Complex.
The time change is permanent and will not change back should there not be a World Series game to accommodate travel plans for the Lightning.
Tickets for the Flyers game with Tampa Bay on Monday, November 2, as well as all remaining home games in the 2009-10 season are available exclusively through ComcastTIX on line at philadelphiaflyers.com, by phone by calling 1-800-298-4200 or in person at the Wachovia Center box office.