Report: Sixers Will Play Preseason Game at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City

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So, this, this will be the day Andrew Bynum discovers the joys of Atlantic City for the first time as an adult. Are we sure this is a good idea?

According to several reports, the Sixers will hold a press conference tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City (home of my retriever method Twitter avatar) to announce that the October 13 preseason game against the Brooklyn Nets will be held there.

Our friend Mike Gill, from 97.3 ESPN, explains how it may have happened:

Back in April, I spoke to Jeff Vasser of the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority about the idea of having the Sixers play a pres-season game here in Atlantic City.  The Hall had lost its relationship with the Atlantic 10 and were looking to add a basketball event – so I suggested, as I have on-air at various times during the show that the Sixers might be a good idea.

Fast forward to June when I spoke to Sixers CEO Adam Aron in a late night phone conversation.  I suggested the same idea to him and he seemed to think it was a do-able and good idea.


Sure, sure– take all the credit, Mike.

Preseason basketball: CATCH THE WAVE! 

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7 Responses

  1. the Flyers and Rangers played a pre-season game there in the early 80s — 2-2 tie
    not exactly a NEW idea

  2. You know when you read a really good book in a seires and then you get that terrible feeling that you have to wait forever to read the next one? I get an adjusted-for-size-and-time version of that every time I read one of your Sixes.

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