"We chose not to wait for the outcome of the National League Championship Series before making this decision to allow our fans ample time to adjust their schedules," said Comcast-Spectacor President Peter Luukko. "Everyone at Comcast-Spectacor is just as excited about the Phillies as the entire City of Philadelphia, and we wish the Phillies the best of luck in their quest to repeat as champions."
Should the Phillies defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS, the Phillies would host a potential Game Five of the World Series on Tuesday, November 2, with the first pitch likely in the evening. The Flyers home arena, the Wachovia Center, and the Phillies home park, Citizens Bank Park, are located in the same South Philadelphia Sports Complex.
The time change is permanent and will not change back should there not be a World Series game to accommodate travel plans for the Lightning.