The Sixers plan to make the 2012-2013 season one to remember after last year's strong playoff performance and a few new key parts. (Photo courtesy Philadelphia 76ers)
After an exciting offseason, the Sixers officially tip-off the 2012-2013 regular season tonight at the Wells Fargo Center against longtime Sixer Andre Iguodala and the Denver Nuggets.
This year’s team blends familiar faces like Jrue Holiday, Evan Turner and Thaddeus Young, with new additions like veteran guard Jason Richardson, sharpshooter Nick Young and All-Star center Andrew Bynum (who is recovering from a leg injury and will not be on the floor tonight) in the quest to capture the Atlantic Division crown and compete with the best of the Eastern Conference.
This year, the Sixers are celebrating 50 seasons in Philadelphia and fans attending the tonight’s season-opener will receive free “50 Seasons” t-shirts upon arrival. There will also be Halloween-themed fun taking place throughout the arena, including trick or treating, costume contests and more.
Tickets for tonight’s game are still available, but likely not for long, so move quickly!
Dollar Dog Nights
The Sixers have released their early season promotional schedule and it’s chocked full of Dietz & Watson Dollar Dog nights! Always a fan favorite, at the following games fans can enjoy hot dogs for just $1:
• Monday, November 12 vs. Milwaukee Bucks
• Sunday, November 18 vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
• Sunday, November 25 vs. Phoenix Suns
• Monday, December 10 vs. Detroit Pistons
• Tuesday, January 15 vs. New Orleans Hornets
Dollar pretzel nights, t-shirt giveaways and other cool promotional nights are already scheduled; click here to check out the full list.
In other Sixers food news, a new Tony Luke’s location is officially open for business at the Wells Fargo Center, offering cheesesteaks and its famous roast pork sandwiches in section 202.
Ticket Specials and Packages
As we previously mentioned, the team is bringing back $17.76 mezzanine level tickets for seven November home games including match-ups against playoff teams like the Utah Jazz and Dallas Mavericks.
Also, Big 6 ticket packages are now on sale, a special six-game package offering games against some of the NBA’s best teams, at a discounted price.
To purchase packages and single game tickets, visit sixers.com.
Home Opener: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Denver Nuggets
When: October 31, 2012, 7 p.m.
Where: Wells Fargo Center
More info: www.sixers.com