Monday, January 26, 2015

Sixers, Phantoms welcoming Phillies tixholders in for free

Anyone with Phlllies tickets for Game 2 can stop in and see the Sixers or Phantoms for free afterward

Sixers, Phantoms welcoming Phillies tixholders in for free

  Going to today’s Game 2 between the Phillies and Dodgers? Want to see a doubleheader? The 76ers and Phantoms have deal for you. Anyone with a ticket stub from today’s Phillies game can see, for free, tonight’s Sixers-Knicks exhibition game at the Wachovia Center or the Phantoms’ season opener against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the Wachovia Spectrum.
  The Phillies’ game begins at 4:25. The Sixers and Phantoms begin at 7.
  Fans with Phillies’ Game 2 tickets should take their stub to the Wachovia Complex box office for their Sixers or Phantoms ticket. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, according to Comcast-Spectator.
  Former Flyers Bernie Parent and Joe Watson will sign autographs on the concourse at the Phantoms’ game. When the Spectrum opened on Oct. 19, 1967, Flyers captain Lou Angotti and Penguins captain Ab McDonald took the first faceoff. Both captains will re-enact that first puck drop tonight, in this final season of hockey at the Spectrum.

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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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