PHILADELPHIA FLYERS “DO AC” WITH OPEN PRACTICE AT BOARDWALK HALL
IN FIRST ATLANTIC CITY APPEARANCE IN 32 YEARS
Atlantic City, NJ (October 13, 2014) – For the first time since 1982, the Philadelphia Flyers full team will be making a stop in Atlantic City to host an open practice for fans at Boardwalk Hall on Sunday, November 9 at 12 p.m. The open practice is proudly sponsored by Tropicana Casino & Resort Atlantic City.
The event will be ticketed but is free and open to the public. Free ticket reservation information will be available in the near future.
While several Flyers players participated in the Operation Hat Trick game in November 2012 to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy relief, the open practice will be the first appearance for the full team in Atlantic City since playing an exhibition game against the New York Rangers at Boardwalk Hall on October 3, 1982.
“We are thrilled to host an open practice for the Philadelphia Flyers at Boardwalk Hall and to be a part of the team’s first visit to Atlantic City in 32 years,” said Fran Rodowicz, Global Spectrum general manager at Boardwalk Hall. “It’s a prudent time to give back to our local community, and we are happy to welcome residents of both South Jersey and the Philadelphia area into our arena for this free event. We’d especially like to thank our sponsor, Tropicana Casino & Resort Atlantic City for their support of this event.”
Boardwalk Hall is managed by Global Spectrum, which is a subsidiary of the Philadelphia Flyers’ parent company Comcast-Spectacor.
“As part of the Atlantic City community, Global Spectrum believes in A.C. and is thrilled to help support this exciting, one-of-a-kind event down the shore,” said John Page, president of Global Spectrum.
The Flyers will practice in Atlantic City during a five-day break in games between their home game against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, November 8, and their home game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday, November 14.
“We are very excited about having an open practice at Boardwalk Hall for the first time,” said Flyers General Manager Ron Hextall. “We know we have a lot of fans in this area, and we are looking forward to seeing them on November 9.”
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Comcast-Spectacor (comcast-spectacor.com), which operates in 48 of the 50 United States, is the Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment company which owns the Philadelphia Flyers (NHL), the home arena for both the Flyers and the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, the Wells Fargo Center, and four Flyers Skate Zone community ice skating and hockey rinks. In addition, Comcast-Spectacor is also the principal owner of Global Spectrum, the fastest growing firm in the public assembly management field with more than 120 facilities throughout the United States and Canada; Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage service provider; Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company; FanOne, a digital fan marketing company; and Paciolan, the leading provider of venue enablement, ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions.