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Yesterday the Philadelphia Flyers announced that they will be hosting the New York Islanders in a rookie game at the Wells Fargo Center on September 13th. It’s going to be a chance to see the Flyers’ star prospects in action. Tickets were free, but they went very fast.
The Flyers announced the game in the afternoon at 2:00.
Then tickets were released at 3:00.
Get your FREE TICKETS to the Rookie Game vs. NYI Now!!!!
And less than four hours later the Flyers tweeted out that they had reached the limit for tickets to the rookie game.
Well that was fast! We have hit the limit for tickets for The Rookie Game in less than 4 hours. #Flyers fans are the BEST in hockey.
Have no fear, however, more tickets could be released at a later date.
Stay tuned, additional tickets may be released closer to the game.
Tickets were general admission, but the Flyers reached the limit within less than four hours.
The Wells Fargo Center holds over 19,500 people for ice hockey, and even if they held a few thousand back, the Flyers “sold” over 15,000 tickets in less than four hours. That’s on a Tuesday afternoon with short notice for a rookie game on a Wednesday night in September.
That speaks to not only how great of a hockey town Philadelphia is, but also to the job Ron Hextall and company have done in building an exciting group of young prospects.
A few years ago the rookie game was still exciting, but now the Flyers have the best prospect pool in the league and will have several future NHL players on the ice on September 13th; a handful of them could even make the opening night roster.
The rookie roster has five first-round picks (Frost, Patrick, Rubtsov, Morin, Sanheim), four second-round picks (Aube-Kubel, Laberge, Ratcliffe, Hart), and five or six players that could see the NHL this year (Lindblom, Patrick, Vecchione, Morin, Myers, Sanheim).
It’s going to be an great night of hockey at the Wells Fargo Center, and it’ll be a nice appetizer for what should be an exciting year of hockey in Philadelphia.
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