Phildelphia Flyers to “Do AC” with open practice at Boardwalk Hall in team's first appearance in Atlantic City in 32 years on Sunday, November 9

Oct 14, 2014

Phildelphia Flyers to “Do AC” with open practice at Boardwalk Hall in team's first appearance in Atlantic City in 32 years on Sunday, November 9

For the first time since 1982, the Philadelphia Flyers full team will be making a stop in Atlantic City to host an open practice for fans at Boardwalk Hall on Sunday, November 9 at 12 p.m. The Flyers open practice is proudly sponsored by Tropicana Casino & Resort Atlantic City.

The event will be ticketed but is free and open to the public. Information about obtaining free tickets will be available in the near future.

While several Flyers players participated in the Operation Hat Trick game in November 2012 to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy relief, the open practice will be the first appearance for the full team in Atlantic City since playing an exhibition game versus the New York Rangers at Boardwalk Hall on October 3, 1982.

“We are thrilled to host an open practice for the Philadelphia Flyers at Boardwalk Hall and to be a part of the team’s first visit to Atlantic City in 32 years,” said Fran Rodowicz, Global Spectrum General Manager at Boardwalk Hall. “It’s a prudent time to give back to our local community, and we are happy to welcome residents of both South Jersey and the Philadelphia area into our arena for this free event. We’d especially like to thank our sponsor Tropicana Casino & Resort Atlantic City for their support of this event.”

Boardwalk Hall is managed by Global Spectrum, which is a subsidiary of the Philadelphia Flyers’ parent company Comcast-Spectacor. 

“As part of the Atlantic City community, Global Spectrum believes in A.C. and is thrilled to help support this exciting, one-of-a-kind event down the shore,” said John Page, President of Global Spectrum. 

The Flyers will practice in Atlantic City between a five-day break in games between their home game versus the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, November 8, and their home game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday, November 14.

“We are very excited about having an open practice at Boardwalk Hall for the first time,” said Flyers General Manager Ron Hextall.  “We know we have a lot of fans in this area and we are looking forward to seeing them November 9.” 

Global Spectrum ( manages more than 120 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 24-million people attended more than 15,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor, which operates in 48 of the 50 United States, also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks.

About Tropicana Atlantic City

Tropicana Casino & Resort is a 24-hour gaming destination located on the beach and Boardwalk. Featuring 2,079 rooms and suites and home of The Quarter, a 200,000 square foot entertainment complex, Tropicana is the premier resort in Atlantic City. With 24 restaurants, 25 shops, 18 bars and lounges, 2 pools, an IMAX Theatre and a spa, Tropicana is consistently rated as the “Must-See Attraction” in Atlantic City. Must be 21. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. For more information, visit the official Web site at

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