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11-11-2010, 05:10 AM
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Lets go watch a Nödl: tips for Flyers game?

hey all!

i'll have the opportunity to watch (my first NHL game) flyers-penguins on dec. 14 in philadelphia. i'm there for a huge meeting and very much like the idea to steal away from there to see a fellow austrian battling with the big guys.

therefore i have a few questions, it would be really great to get more infos:

1) where should i sit? lower level? its something special for me to be able to go to a nhl game so the ~100$ are fine

2) how long before 7:00 pm should I be at the game?

3) is there a nice sports bar for fans to get into "game-mood" near the stadium?

thanks a lot !!

tom,
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1) there isnt a biad seat in the place though with a rival like pittsburgh in town i highly suggest the family section if your bringing small children.

2) depends alot on where your staying. if your going to be parking at the stadium get there about 6:45

3) there will be plenty of fans at chickie and petes getting all flyered up and they provide a free bus service to and from the stadium before and after the game. try thr crab fries

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Damn, I envy you. Have fun there.

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As long as you are cheering for the Flyers you can sit anywhere safely. You are more likely to see some fireworks in the upper level though.

Also, around here, his name is pronounced Noodles.

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Also, around here, his name is pronounced Noodles.
i like cup nodls personally

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Another Austrian who is a Nodl fan? Awesome.

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2) depends alot on where your staying. if your going to be parking at the stadium get there about 6:45
If this is your only chance to see an NHL game, and you might not be in the lower bowl - go early to see the warm up - be there by 6:20 at the latest. Then go do to the glass level at the Flyer end and see the player up close and personal. Most security people at the NHL rinks I've been to: Toronto, Buff and Phi. will let you catch the warm up if you ask nicely and promise to leave right after to find your seats.

It's worth the up close view of how big and fast the players really are.

You might also trying to contact the Flyers' PR people to see if they can put you in touch with Nodl. He might be able to put some tickets aside for you (at your cost) or even agree to meet you. Worth a try...

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Another Austrian who is a Nodl fan? Awesome.

Willkommen.
Well, if you're an austrian you don't really have options, with a grand total of 3 players in the league hailing from that country. Beggars can't be chooser
It's kind of like trying to find a german basketball fan that isn't a Novitzki fan. Admittedly though, Novitzki is a bit more succecssful in his sport than austrians have been in hockey.

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A wild nodl has appeared!

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Well, if you're an austrian you don't really have options, with a grand total of 3 players in the league hailing from that country. Beggars can't be chooser
It's kind of like trying to find a german basketball fan that isn't a Novitzki fan. Admittedly though, Novitzki is a bit more succecssful in his sport than austrians have been in hockey.
Hey at least you have people in the NHL. There are no brits in the NHL at the moment. The closest thing we got was owen nolan

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Well, if you're an austrian you don't really have options, with a grand total of 3 players in the league hailing from that country. Beggars can't be chooser
Especially since both the Sabres and Islanders suck.

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Well, if you're an austrian you don't really have options, with a grand total of 3 players in the league hailing from that country. Beggars can't be chooser
It's kind of like trying to find a german basketball fan that isn't a Novitzki fan. Admittedly though, Novitzki is a bit more succecssful in his sport than austrians have been in hockey.
It doesn't help that Vanek is busy sucking it up right now.

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Hey at least you have people in the NHL. There are no brits in the NHL at the moment. The closest thing we got was owen nolan
Hey, Great Britain won Olympic gold in hockey. That's gotta count for something.

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thanks!!

first, thanks a lot all you guys for the nice suggestions!!

i'll definately try to see the warm up great tip

One question: what's the "lower bowl" ? the lower seats?

and i'll find it hard not to sneak out early and go to the bar (you had me allready before "crap fries" ... but man, sometimes i would love to have some of that comfort food here...)

i'm so looking forward to this

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"crap fries"

Is Chickie's and Pete's trying something new?

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"crap fries" ... dyslexic people should not be chefs

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"crap fries" ... dyslexic people should not be chefs
Well if you hit the bar, I'd gladly have a Fosters with you, I'd love to hear about Kangaroos and Dingos from someone who has seen them up close.

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first, thanks a lot all you guys for the nice suggestions!!

i'll definately try to see the warm up great tip

One question: what's the "lower bowl" ? the lower seats?
Lower bowl is the lower seats closest to the ice.

One other tip, if you are going to the game alone you should be able to get a great ticket really close to the ice - someone here might know the best online services in Philly. Be sure to print off a map of the stadium first, so you know what sections you're looking for.

My advice would be to get a seat very close to ice level in the corner, or 15 rows above the ice along the sides - so your view of the nets isn't obscured by the glass or the benches.

Have fun.

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getting closer :)

hey all,

sorry to bump up my own threat, but i just have to write little more after some time and closer to the game

first, @flountown, that would be very nice! just that you are not disappointed: i know jack about australia but i now a little bit about mozart, skiing and my grandmother went into class with arnold schwareneggers mother (in other words i'm from austria, not australia )


i arrived in philadelphia yesterday and should allready be at the conference (and not on hf ) but i just have to write to the people suggesting to me to get good and close to ice tickets. .. i am sitting in the FIRST row

i figured it's a one time in a lifetime experience and i'm getting the tickets as an early xmas present


man, i'm excited

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hey all!

i'll have the opportunity to watch (my first NHL game) flyers-penguins on dec. 14 in philadelphia. i'm there for a huge meeting and very much like the idea to steal away from there to see a fellow austrian battling with the big guys.

therefore i have a few questions, it would be really great to get more infos:

1) where should i sit? lower level? its something special for me to be able to go to a nhl game so the ~100$ are fine

2) how long before 7:00 pm should I be at the game?

3) is there a nice sports bar for fans to get into "game-mood" near the stadium?

thanks a lot !!

tom,
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1. Personally I prefer sitting up stairs. I find watching from up their gives a much better angle to see what is happening all over the ice and see plays develop. The optimal set IMO is Section 201 row 1 seat 5 (which is the front row on the second level at center ice on the side be hind the benches).

2. Personally I like to get there around 6 (or an hour before the start time) this way I can go down and watch warm ups then after that there is a decent amount of time to walk around get food or drink and get to your seat with out much fuss.

3. As someone else said there is a Chickie's & Pete's at the Wells Fargo center though it is a bit pricey of course. Other than that I'm not aware of any places in that area.

Have fun!

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hey all,

sorry to bump up my own threat,
Oh crap, this guy must mean it

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