CSN Philly To Air Spectrum Demolition Live
Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia will air live coverage of the demolition of the famed Spectrum with coverage with a one-hour special on Tuesday, Nov. 23 at Noon. “The Spectrum’s Final Show” will be hosted by Michael Barkann in studio, along with Neil Hartman who will be live outside the Spectrum. In addition to live coverage of the wrecking ball hitting the legendary arena, viewers will hear from Comcast-Spectacor Chairman Ed Snider, Flyers alums Bernie Parent and Bob Clarke, and Philadelphia 76ers Julius “Dr. J” Erving. “The Spectrum’s Final Show” will air live on Comcast SportsNet and CSNPhilly.com at Noon.
“The Spectrum’s Final Show” will replay on Tuesday, November 23 at 11 p.m.; Wednesday, November 24 at 4 p.m. and Sunday, November 28 at 2 p.m. The program will also be available on Comcast On Demand beginning on Wednesday, November 24.
The Spectrum opened on September 30, 1967, with the Quaker City Jazz Festival. After nearly 40 seasons of Philadelphia Flyers hockey and Philadelphia 76ers basketball, the Spectrum gave way to the Wells Fargo Center in l996. The two teams moved to their new home, paving the way for a minor league hockey team, the Philadelphia Phantoms, and a new indoor soccer team, the Philadelphia Kixx. The demolition of the Spectrum will clear to start for construction of phase one of Philly Live, a new retail, restaurant, and entertainment district. The Cordish Company is partnering with Comcast-Spectacor on the Philly Live project.