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Tickets To Celtics-76ers Game At Mullins Center, On Sale This Friday

Come see Kevin Garnett and the Celtics at the Mullins Center on Oct. 8.

Come see Kevin Garnett and the Celtics at the Mullins Center on Oct. 8.

Aug. 13, 2008

AMHERST, Mass. - Preseason NBA basketball returns to the Mullins Center as the defending Champion Boston Celtics take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m. The event marks the second NBA exhibition game to be played at the University of Massachusetts Amherst venue. Former UMass Minutemen coach, John Calipari led the New Jersey Nets during the 1996-1997 preseason against the Washington Bullets at the Mullins Center. The event also marks the preseason return of the Celtics to western Massachusetts since playing an exhibition game in 2000 at the Springfield Civic Center, now the MassMutual Center.

"The World Champion Boston Celtics are looking forward to bringing professional basketball to our loyal fans in the western part of our state. With this game being held at the state school, which has a modern venue and a good history of collegiate hoops, these two long-time Atlantic Division rivals should tip-off the preseason schedule with a bang," said Boston Celtics Vice President of Media Services and graduate of Massachusetts Jeff Twiss.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, August 15, 2008 at 10 a.m. and are available at the Mullins Center box office, online at ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 413-733-2500. Tickets are priced at $25, $40, $50, $60 and $76. UMass Amherst students, faculty, and staff receive a $5 discount off select ticket prices at the Mullins Center box office with identification.

The Mullins Center is operated and managed by Global Spectrum, the public assembly facility management subsidiary of Sixers' parent company, Comcast-Spectacor. The game will not only highlight the Sixers and their strong relationship with Global Spectrum, but will also give the Celtics a chance to continue to touch different parts of their home state.

For more information on the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers, please visit the team's official web sites, celtics.com and sixers.com.

Comcast-Spectacor (comcast-spectacor.com) is the Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment company which owns the Philadelphia Flyers (NHL), the Philadelphia 76ers (NBA), the Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL), the two arenas in which their teams play, the Wachovia Center and Wachovia Spectrum, four Flyers Skate Zone community ice skating and hockey rinks and Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia. In addition, Comcast-Spectacor is also the principal owner of Global Spectrum, the fastest growing firm in the public assembly management field with more than 70 facilities throughout the United States and Canada; Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage service provider; New Era Tickets, a ticketing and marketing company for public assembly facilities; Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company; and 3601 Creative Group, a full-service in-house advertising agency. In a partnership with Disson Skating, Comcast-Spectacor annually produces 10 nationally televised figure skating spectaculars on NBC.

 

 

The Mullins Center (mullinscenter.com) is a multi-purpose, 10,000 seat facility on the campus of the University of Massachusetts. Home to UMass Basketball and Hockey, the facility also hosts concerts, family shows, ice shows and theatre shows. The Mullins Center offers multiple function rooms as well as catering services. The Mullins Community ice rink and racquetball courts are open daily.

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