76ers return to Spectrum for regular-season game

August 7, 2008 9:55:51 AM PDT
The Philadelphia 76ers are returning to the Spectrum - for one game. Officials announced Wednesday the Sixers will face the Chicago Bulls in a regular-season game on Friday, March 13 in the Wachovia Spectrum as a highlight of the franchise's 60th season.

Comcast-Spectacor chairman Ed Snider says the game gives fans a chance to relive 76ers memories at the Spectrum, where the team played for nearly 40 years before moving to the Wachovia Center in 1996.

The Flyers will play one last time in the Spectrum on Sept. 27, in a preseason game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Comcast-Spectacor announced last month that the Wachovia Spectrum will close in 2009 and be demolished to make room for entertainment development.