September 23, 2015 |
WHEN PHILLY native Michael Bayer heard about the ticketing system for papal events in Philadelphia, he was beside himself knowing that it would be nearly impossible to get 55 tickets for the busload of college students he was bringing from Iowa. So Bayer, director of outreach and education at the University of Iowa's Newman Catholic Student Center, took to traditional media and social media to share his story and to air his concerns. Over the weekend, his prayers were answered when a courier delivered 55 tickets to Bayer for both the Festival of Families and the papal Mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
September 10, 2015 |
ABOUT 400,000 people yesterday gunned for 10,000 tickets to hear Pope Francis' remarks on immigration at Independence Mall, only hours after the World Meeting of Families announced a diverse lineup of music and dance for the Sept. 26 event. The tickets - provided for free on a first-come, first-served basis through the World Meeting website - were gone within two minutes of being available at noon. The World Meeting site today will make available 10,000 tickets each for the Festival of Families and the papal Mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
September 6, 2015 |
THE 10,000 TICKETS open to the public for Pope Francis' Sept. 26 speech at Independence Hall will be available online on a first-come, first-served basis at noon on Tuesday. Those interested in obtaining the tickets, which are free, can log onto worldmeeting2015.org/tickets. The link will not be functional until noon on Tuesday. Details about how to obtain one of the 10,000 free tickets available for each of the pope's appearances on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway - the Festival of Families on Sept.
September 4, 2015 |
WANT TO GET INTO the ticketed areas for Pope Francis' appearances on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway? Well, if you're not a practicing Catholic who belongs to a parish, you really haven't got a prayer. Organizers with the World Meeting of Families announced yesterday that the tickets for the ticketed areas - otherwise known as the good seats - at the Festival of Families and the papal mass on the parkway would not be available to the public. Instead, the World Meeting will distribute the tickets to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's 219 parishes, surrounding dioceses in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, Project HOME, ministerial outreach programs of Catholic Social Services, representatives of other faith communities and World Meeting of Families participants, according to a news release.
April 8, 2014 |
THE PHILLIES expect tomorrow's rain-delayed home opener to sell out by the first pitch at 4:05 p.m., but there are good seats available for every other game this season. Citizens Bank Park's annual attendance has dropped sharply from its peak of about 3.5 million ever since the run of 257 sellouts began on July 9, 2009, and ended on Aug. 6, 2012. This season, just 1.9 million tickets have been sold so far, said John Weber, Phillies vice president of ticket sales and operations.
December 27, 2013 |
WHEN a friend of George Richardson's emailed him the Daily News ' Dec. 5 cover story about Don Tollefson, part of him couldn't believe it. But part of him absolutely could - the part that remembered $200,000 in nonexistent Israeli bonds and the cross-country phone calls to Tollefson two decades ago threatening to expose him as a con man. "I wish I had taped the conversations," said Richardson, a retired Burlington County financial adviser...
July 25, 2013 |
T ICKETS ARE on sale for the NCAA men's Soccer Cup, which will be played in December at PPL Park. Villanova is the host school for the Soccer Cup, which is the Final Four of the sport. The semifinals will be played Dec. 13 with the championship game on Dec. 15. Tickets can be purchased at www.philadelphiaunion.com or www.ncaa.com/menscollegecup Indiana won last year's title over Georgetown at Hoover, Ala. Creighton and Maryland lost in the semifinals.
April 26, 2013
* Eating well to fight hunger is also the theme for a six-course dinner "Top Chef" Kevin Sbraga is putting together at his restaurant Sbraga (440 S. Broad St., 215-735-1913, Sbraga.com ) with a stellar lineup of local chefs May 14. Nicholas Elmi, Walter Abrams, Shola Olunloyo, Jonathan Adams and Dave Katz will join him in support of Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign. Tix are $150 each. * Food-truck operators stake their claim to be the city's best at the Philadelphia Vendy Awards' third-annual competition from 2 to 6 p.m. June 8. A limited number of early discount tix, $45, are available now at eventbrite.com . The event raises funds for the nonprofit Food Trust.
March 12, 2013 |
Twice a season, the Phillies offer women an intensive daylong course in being a more knowledgeable baseball fan. Tickets go on sale by phone at 9 a.m. Tuesday to this season's first Baseball 101 Clinic & Luncheon for Women, which will be held May 30. Guess it's too long to include everything in the title, because then it would be: "Baseball 101 Clinic & Luncheon & Pre-Game Party & Red Sox Game. " It starts with coaches covering the basics about how to play. "We went in the batting cages.
March 8, 2013 |
What a difference one lousy number makes. Not that a million dollars or two is anything to sniff at. In last night's Powerball drawing, no one matched all the numbers drawn - 6, 10, 23, 41 and 45, with a Powerball of 1 - so Saturday's jackpot will be a whopping $150 million for the annuity, $95.2 million for the cash. Ten tickets, though, came very close, missing only the Powerball. One sold in North Carolina is worth $2 million for matching the first five numbers while having the Power Play multiplier option.