Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Lunch on free dogs at City Hall on Wednesday

As a way to promote their Dollar Dog Night, Flyers staff will be passing out hot dogs at no cost tomorrow.

Lunch on free dogs at City Hall on Wednesday

Everyone loves a freebie.

So there should be plenty of smiles around City Hall at noon tomorrow when the Flyers give out free hot dogs as a way of promoting "Dollar Dog Night." Member of the Flyers staff and members of the Delta Dental Ice Team will be dressed in hot dog, ketchup and mustard costumes and handing out free dogs.

One of the team's “Dollar Dog Nights” will take place Thursday night at the Wachovia Center, for the Flyers game vs. the Hurricanes. Game time is 7 p.m. Hot dogs will be $1, with no limit on how many fans can buy. "Dollar Dogs" has been among the Phillies' biggest promotions the past few years.

The Flyers said they're also planning another "Dollar Dog Night" in February or March.

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Paul Vigna still has the seat he wrestled out of the concrete at Connie Mack Stadium parked in the finished basement, a 1980 Phillies championship mirror hanging above it. Now, why he’s kept an autograph of former Flyer Bruce Gamble on a sheet of Hockey Hall of Fame paper is another story. A native of Philly who grew up in Lansdale, he’s an assistant sports editor at the Daily News in charge of special projects who has written two columns related to sports and consumers: View From the Seats and Savvy Consumer.

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