Some of the teams are getting in the spirit of Black Friday.
Comcast-Spectacor will be selling discounted Flyers merchandise during a "Beat the Clock Sale" at the Wachovia Center on Friday. The sale will last from 7 to 11 a.m. All merchandise, including the Flyers' new third jersey, will be 30 percent off until 8 a.m., 20 percent off from 8 to 9 a.m., and 10 percent off from 9 to 11 a.m.
Sixers and Phantoms Holiday Packs and Flyers Santa Sacks also are available.
Meanwhile, Temple is giving several discounts and offers as part of their final home football game for 2008, a 1 p.m. Black Friday game against Akron at Lincoln Financial Field. The “Take a Kid to the Game” promotion allows any adult who buys a regularly priced adult ticket to buy one kid’s ticket for $5. Any fan who brings along a canned food item, which will benefit local homeless shelters, will be able to buy a game ticket for just $5. And all Temple employees who bring along an ID can receive an unlimited number of tickets for $1 apiece.
The Majestic Clubhouse Store at Citizens Bank Park will be open Friday, but merchandising director Scott Brandreth said they have nothing special planned for the day. He did say the on-field and locker room caps are still available for purchase.
What they are building toward is a special holiday weekend at the store on Dec. 13 and 14. The hours that Saturday will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Sunday will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Both the Phanatic and Santa will pay visits, and by then the Phillies will have their annual DVD on the just completed season ready for sale. This one, called "The Perfect Season," is narrated by Brad Lidge and will sell for $20. This is different than the DVD just released by Major League Baseball that provides footage, etc., just from the Phillies-Rays World Series.