Sixers Move Up Opener for World Series

Game time pushed up to 6 p.m. so fans can watch Phils

By Dan Stamm
|  Tuesday, Oct 28, 2008  |  Updated 3:54 PM EDT
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Sixers Move Up Opener for World Series

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Willie Green and the Sixers start their season on Wednesday.

The Philadelphia 76ers want to allow their fans to catch every moment of not only their NBA season opener, but also the World Series.

The Sixers have moved their October 29 opener up to 6 p.m. from the original 7 p.m. start time.

"We moved the start time of our home opener to 6:00 p.m. to allow our fans an opportunity to attend our game and to be able to see the Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series," said Lara Price, Senior Vice President of Business Operations with the Sixers.

 Game 5 of the World Series which won't begin until 8:37 p.m. weather permitting.

The AT&T Pavilion at the Wachovia Center will remain open after the Sixers game with beer specials and food so that fans can root on the Phightin Phils.

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