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.
February 28, 2013 |
Make your summer entertainment plans now. Tickets go on sale this weekend for Philadelphia area shows of some of the pop world's biggest acts. Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z swing through town on August 13 for a double header Citizen's Bank Park. Get your tix on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. Bruno Mars hits the Wells Fargo Center on June 24 with Fitz & the Tantrums . Tix on sale Friday, March 1 at 10 a.m. Also coming to the region (with tickets on sale Friday)
January 9, 2013 |
Tickets to see individual Phillies spring-training games will go on sale Thursday morning. And they're not all in the Sunshine State. Besides 17 games at Brighthouse Field in Clearwater, Fla., the club is offering seats for two exhibitions in Philadelphia, as the Toronto Blue Jays visit Citizens Bank Park at 7:05 p.m. on Friday, March 29, and at 1:05 p.m. on Saturday, March 30. Fans wanting to attend several Florida games can already buy...
November 21, 2012 |
CHEEP! Cheep! Why, it's Eagles tickets begging for someone to buy them. With the injury-riddled team foundering at 3-7, and many fans calling for an end to the Andy Reid era, many tickets are selling below half of face value on StubHub. "Given the economy and the time of the year, it's as tough as I've seen it since Rich Kotite," said Jeremi Conaway, vice president of Wanamaker Tickets in Center City. And he's been selling tickets for a decade-and-a-half - since a couple of years after Jeffrey Lurie bought the team.
September 21, 2012 |
She of the black perfume, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame- preserved meat dress, and more outlandish costumes than a Halloween superstore in Vegas won't stage her Philly concert until February, but tickets go on sale Friday. The gig is set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the Wells Fargo Center, with prices ranging from $49.50 to $175. Eight other U.S. and Canadian dates on her Born This Way Ball tour, including Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall on March 2, will also be up for grabs at 10 a.m. through www.LiveNation.com . The other gigs: Vancouver, Jan. 11. San Jose, Calif., Jan. 17. Los Angeles, Jan. 20. Las Vegas, Jan 25. Toronto, Feb. 8. Chicago, Feb. 13. Washington, D.C., Feb. 25. Two New York performances are among nine that go on sale at 10 a.m. Sept.