To Avoid Mark-Ups, the Flyers Will Begin Holding Some Standing Room Tickets

Before the Flyers season began, media members were given a tour of the new Assembly Room at the Wells Fargo Center, a space that would accommodate standing room tickets that were priced at $25.

Fast forward a few weeks, and now some tweaks are being made to the accessibility of those tickets, which were being purchased and marked-up for resale on the secondary market.

Comcast-Spectacor will begin offering a portion of those tickets on gamedays only, holding their release until 9 a.m..

From the press release:

As part of an ever-growing collection of innovative ticketing options for fans, the Philadelphia Flyers announced today the Assembly Room Last Call, a standing room only ticket program that will hold 200 $25 standing room only tickets for exclusive release 9 a.m. every game day. These tickets are the first dedicated day-of-game ticket option offered by the organization and will be available for purchase in-person at the Wells Fargo Center box office and at PhiladelphiaFlyers.com.

“We understand that the Assembly Room attracts a segment of fans that may prefer to make more spontaneous decisions to attend a game, and the Last Call tickets ensure that these fans can access tickets securely on the day of the game without having to pay a mark-up on the secondary market,” said Mike Shane, Chief Business Officer of the Philadelphia Flyers and Wells Fargo Center.

“We also want to encourage a new, walk-up culture here at the Wells Fargo Center, particularly among our fans in the surrounding neighborhoods in South Philadelphia.”

This makes a lot of sense. My understanding was that these tickets were always intended for spontaneous walk-up customers and not the secondary market folks. This helps keep the price at $25 (plus fees, I believe), which was what Comcast had in mind when re-designing the upper level of the arena.

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6 Comments

  • Paul November 4, 2019 at 10:40 am

    Any word on how the sixers will use this space? Will they be doing something similar?

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  • El wingador November 4, 2019 at 11:16 am

    Who cares about the flyers .
    Anything on the sixers having something like this . Would be great for a night out with the boys drinking

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    • No name November 4, 2019 at 11:26 am

      Sixers are already doing it

      Reply
  • So Taguchi - Phillies Legend November 4, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    Is that picture an impeccable artists rendering of what the crowds gonna look like when they play out the string vs Nashville on April 2nd? Or is this proof of time travel?

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  • Tom Selleck November 4, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    “My understanding was that these tickets were always intended for spontaneous walk-up customers and not the secondary market folks.” isnt it great that this has become the norm? man i hated the days before processing and convenience fees… b

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