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Flyers Alter Time of Home Opener Because of Phillies, Soccer

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The Philadelphia Flyers changed the time of Tuesday’s home opener against Vancouver from 7 p.m. to 6 p.m., the club announced Friday.

That should help the traffic snarl that is expected at the sports complex.

Also on Tuesday, the Phillies will host the Arizona Diamondbacks at 8:07 p.m. in the NLCS, and Mexico will face Germany in a soccer showdown at Lincoln Financial at 8 p.m.

There could be a total of 125,000 fans attending the three games.

For the Flyers’ game, the Wells Fargo Center doors will open at 4:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early by driving or using SEPTA, which provides easy access to the arena.

The Wells Fargo Center will keep its bars open after the game so fans can watch the end of the Phillies-Diamondbacks playoff matchup.

On Tuesday, fans with Flyers tickets are invited to attend a block party from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. outside the East Food hall on the 11th Street side of the building. There will be music, games, face painting, food and drink specials, along with access to Flyers merchandise.

The Philadelphia Flyers, who started their season Thursday with a 4-2 victory in Columbus, are opening the doors of the Wells Fargo on Monday — the day before their home opener –so fans can attend an open practice at 11 a.m. It is free and open to the public.

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