Fans will be able to walk on the arena floor, stand on the concert stage and visit the former locker rooms of the Flyers and 76ers. Former Flyers Ed Hospodar, Bob Kelly, Joe Watson, Orest Kindrachuk and Dave Schultz are scheduled to appear.
Family-friendly concessions, including $1 hot dogs and $1 sodas, will be on sale. A book featuring the complete photographic history of the building entitled "God Bless the Spectrum" will be available for $24.95. Fans can also purchase pieces of the basketball court, and orders will be taken on Spectrum chairs. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the court and the seats benefits the Comcast-Spectacor Foundation.
The Spectrum, which opened in 1967, will close at the end of October with a 4-night run from Pearl Jam, Oct. 27-31.
We'll take two behind the duguout
This season, the Mets were pretty much out of the playoff race by the All-Star break.
That, however, didn't stop StubHub from sending out an e-mail yesterday offering tickets for Mets playoff games.
"Be there alongside your New York Mets as they chase baseball immortality," the e-mail read. "Go to StubHub, where you'll find a fantastic selection of tickets to every playoff game . . . "
A StubHub spokesperson said the e-mails - which went out to fans of several teams not in the playoffs including the Cubs - were a glitch and apologized for any inconvenience.
- Tom Mahon
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