Sunday, February 14, 2016

Phantoms go to $5 kids tickets

The Phantoms announced today that they have reduced ticket prices for children 14 and under to $5 for every game for the rest of the season.

Phantoms go to $5 kids tickets


The Phantoms announced today that they have reduced ticket prices for children 14 and under to $5 for every game for the rest of the season.

“In light of today’s economy, it’s harder than ever for families to find the resources for a fun night out together,” Phantoms vice president Mike Thornton said in a statement. “Through this new kids price, we hope families who have been coming to Phantoms games for years will be able to do so, and that others who maybe haven’t come to a Phantoms game yet will take the opportunity to find out how much fun they are.”

The new price goes into effect this Friday, December 26 when the Phantoms host the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at 7:05. To celebrate the new rate, Phantoms mascot Phlex will be handing out kids tickets Monday at the Babies ‘R Us in Springfield, Pa., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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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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