Traffic, weather worries tonight for Phils, Flyers fans

Posted: May 09, 2012

Fans heading to this evening’s Phillies and Flyers games may face traffic delays and wet weather.

The Phillies take on the New York Mets at 7:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park. The Flyers, struggling to stay alive in the Stanley Cup playoffs, take on the New Jersey Devils at 7:30 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center. Jersey leads the best-of-seven series three games to one.

Each team still had some tickets available this morning, through Phillies.com and ComcastTix.com.

In addition, standing-room-only tickets for the Phillies-Mets game will go on sale at 4 p.m. at the First Base Gate ticket windows.

The Flyers expect more seats to be released during the day, spokeswoman Rebecca Goodman said.

Fans were urged to leave early, carpool, or use public transportation. SEPTA will run six Sports Express trains on the Broad Street Line between 6 and 7 p.m.

The weather could also add some misery for Phillies fans. Scattered light showers and thunderstorms are possible this evening, although the highest odds of rain seem to be for after 9 p.m., said meteorologist Kristin Kline of the National Weather Service.

Wednesday’s 7:05 p.m. Mets game might also see a rain delay or two, with a 70 percent chance of more scattered showers, and a chance for thunderstorms, Kline said.

Fans get a break for a few days after that, with clear skies, and the Sixers playoff game set for Thursday evening, a scheduled off day for the Phillies.

For more on the weather, see the Philly.com weather page.

If the Flyers return home for a decisive Game 7, it would take place on Saturday. The time was yet to be determined, so it may not coincide with Saturday evening’s Phillies game against the Padres.

Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or pmucha@phillynews.com.

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