Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Flyers, Sixers try 'Recession Buster' prices

Stung by the recession and the drop in premium-priced entertainment spending, Philadelphia Flyers and 76ers owner Comcast-Spectacor is offering cut-rate tickets and packages to fill empty seats.

Flyers, Sixers try 'Recession Buster' prices

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Stung by the recessionary drop in premium-priced entertainment spending, Philadelphia Flyers and 76ers owner Comcast-Spectacor is offering cut-rate tickets and packages to lure middle-income people back to pro sports.

President Peter Luukko today announced a string of "Recession Buster" discount ticket offers "to encourage fans to attend upcoming hockey and basketball games, as well as other events, at the Wachovia Center," plus "Buzzer Beater" last-minute ticket deals "similar to those offered via airlines or Broadway tickets," via e-mail notification.

Starts with a package of two Flyers and a Sixers ticket for a total of $100. Also includes:

Family specials: 
- Four Sixers tickets, each with hot dog, drink and movie pass from Comcast-Spectacor affiliate Fandango, for $76 (upper level) or $150 (lower level).
- Four Flyers tickets, each with a Flyer hat, in partnership with McDonald's, for $100.
- At the Flyers, in partnership with Lehigh Valley Farms dairy, a family section priced at $10/kid, $20/adult

Sixers: Guys Night Out: Four tickets, four beers, four hot dogs, four calendars, four Dave & Buster's Power Cards: $175 (downstairs), $125 (upstairs). Or Ladies Night Out: Two includes two tickets, two chicken salads, two glasses of wine, two T-shirts, two $25 spa gift cards, for $75 (lower level) or $50 (upper level).

Also all-you-can-eat deals for both teams, and Sixers $10 mezzanine seats.

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