Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Sixers roll out the 10 dollar special

The Sixers will put on sale 2,000 tickets at $10 apiece for games through the end of the year.

Sixers roll out the 10 dollar special

 

Along with the wins is the first of what likely will be several promotions that try to build attendance for Sixers games at the Wachovia

Center .

 

 

 

The Sixers earlier today said they would begin offering approximately 2,000 specially priced $10 tickets for the four remaining home games in November and all six games in December. These can be purchased through ComcastTIX at sixers.com, by calling 1-800-298-4200, or at select Acme Markets.

 

 

 

Drawing fans into the Center has been difficult this fall, thanks first to the overlapping dates with the Phillies and then a disappointing 2-5 start. They've since won three straight. Through only five games they ranked 28th in the league in attendance, averaging 12,758.

 

 

 

Lara Price, Senior VP of Business Operations, said last week that the primary goal was to bring in fans “who haven’t been there to sample our product. That’s my challenge and that’s our job . . . to find way to reach those consumers.”

 

 

 

To that end, she said it would require “being very creative and taking advantage of all the different opportunities. We have to be creative and we have to be flexible, and that comes from working with our sponsors. As you know, we work with a lot of industries that are taking a big hit in this industry, not just us. We’re partners with them, so how do we best help each other.”

 

 

 

They planned to supplement that by working with potential sponsors on promotions. This $10 deal includes presenting sponsor Revolution Card for the November games and team sponsors Taco Bell and KFC for the December games.  

 “We are excited to offer these newly priced tickets to our fans,” Price was quoted in a release. “We want to thank Revolution Card, KFC® and Taco Bell® for their assistance in helping us initiate the new ticket price.”

 

 

The offer is redeemable in November for the 21st vs. the Clippers at 7 p.m., the 23rd against the Warriors at 5 p.m., the 26th vs. the Magic at 7:30 p.m., and the 30th vs. the Bulls at 5.

 

 

Coupons for the December games will become available at all participating Taco Bell and KFC locations around the area beginning Dec. 1. Those dates are Wednesday, Dec. 3 vs. the Lakers at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 6 vs. the Nets at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 10 vs. the Cavaliers at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 13 vs. the Wizards at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 17 vs. the Bucks at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Dec. 20 vs. the Pacers at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Vigna
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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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