PHILADELPHIA SPECTRUM OPEN HOUSE SAT 10/24/09
Comcast-Spectacor, owners and operators of the Spectrum, is opening the legendary arena and inviting the public to take one final stroll around the Spectrum on Saturday, October 24, before the final act, Pearl Jam, closes America’s showplace. The “Last Stroll” begins at 10 a.m. and will continue until 1 p.m. and is free and open to the public.In addition to being able to walk the concourse and to go onto the event floor one last time, fans can also purchase souvenir Spectrum merchandise and enjoy rolled back concession prices – $1 hot dogs and $1 soft drinks.
During “The Last Stroll” fans will be able to enter the former locker rooms of the Philadelphia Flyers and 76ers, as well as stand on the Spectrum concert stage. In addition, some of the great Philadelphia Flyers alumni who made the Spectrum such an intimidating place to play hockey will be on hand to meet fans, as well. These former Flyers include Ed Hospodar, Bob Kelly, Joe Watson, Orest Kindrachuck and Dave Schultz.
At the “Last Stroll,” fans can purchase the complete photographic history of the Spectrum entitled “God Bless the Spectrum” for $24.95 or a commemorative piece of the basketball court for $76 (3-inch by 5-inch piece) or $176 (10-inch by 10-inch). Also, Comcast-Spectacor will be taking orders on Spectrum chairs at the “Last Stroll.” A portion of the proceeds from sales of the court and the seats benefits the Comcast-Spectacor Foundation.
The “Last Stroll” is being presented by SportsRadio 610 WIP who will be broadcasting live from the Spectrum during the event.
Also check out Philly Photographer Roger Barone’s blog on photographing concerts and events at the Spectrum for the last 40 years