The Philadelphia Flyers will remember the Spectrum when they return to their former home for a September 27, 1 p.m. preseason contest against the Carolina Hurricanes.
“This will be a wonderful opportunity for thousands of our fans, who used to attend our games at the Spectum or watch them on TV, to come back one last time and see the Flyers in our old home,” said Comcast-Spectacor Chairman Ed Snider. “It will also be the last chance for others who may have never seen the Flyers play the Spectrum. It will be a highly emotional game for me personally.”
Comcast-Spectacor recently announced that this will be the last year of the Wachovia Spectrum at the conclusion of the Philadelphia Phantoms and Philadelphia Kixx seasons.
The Spectrum opened on September 30, 1967 with the Quaker City Jazz Festival. After nearly 40 seasons of Philadelphia Flyers hockey and Philadelphia 76ers basketball, the Spectrum gave way to the Wachovia Center in 1996.