Saturday, July 4, 2015

Not one, but a dual rally towel being readied

Double-sided rally towels, Wachovia Center block party among the events planned at the complex on Saturday.

Not one, but a dual rally towel being readied


There are any number of reasons to find yourself in the area of the sports complex this weekend. Because of that, Comcast-Spectacor is planning a free block party from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Wachovia Center , featuring live music, barbecue food specials and interactive games. Rally towels also will be given out with Flyers on one side and Phillies on the other. The doors to the

Wachovia Center will open at 2:30 for the rescheduled game vs. the Devils, which will start at 4.


A postgame block party will be held after the Flyers game in the AT&T Pavilion, which is free and open to anyone attending the three events at the complex on Saturday, the Flyers game, the Phillies game and Celtic Thunder at the Spectrum. It will include half-price domestic beer specials and specialty food items.

Nothing has been announced yet, but one can only assume the Phillies will hold something similar on their end of the block. You'll know a lot more by Friday night or Saturday morning, including more specifics on what appears to be a rainy forecast. 


On Sunday, the Center will open at 6 p.m. to welcome fans in for The Who concert, and WMMR and WMGK will also be broadcasting live from inside the Center starting at 6:30. The concert is scheduled to start at 7:30 and run until 10:30.


Be aware too that a number of restaurants, hotels and tourist destinations such as the zoo are offering discounts this weekend. You can take a gander at the list by clicking on this link

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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.

Athletic contests were, for a long time, simply fun and games. Nowadays they’re just a small part of a sports entertainment industry that puts billions of dollars into play and a number of issues into motion. Moneyball indeed. You might be closer to the action than ever before, but that privilege comes at a price - and often it’s beyond what you can afford.

With that as the backdrop we’ll use this blog to dig out stories and swap advice about how the fan experience is changing and what it’s costing you now and in the future. Some of it will educate, some will let you vent. And in a sports panel format, it should allow for a consensus of opinion that can carry some weight.

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