Friday, January 27, 2012

XFINITY Live! to open earlier than expected

PHILADELPHIA – XFINITY Live! Philadelphia, Philly’s new dining and entertainment district under construction on the former site of the legendary Spectrum, will now open in time for the two upcoming Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band concerts, coming to the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday, March 28 and Thursday, March 29. Ticket holders will have exclusive access to XFINITY Live! Philadelphia on these nights beginning at 4 p.m.

XFINITY Live! Philadelphia will then have its grand opening celebration, featuring a live concert with a national headlining act (to be named), on Friday, March 30. It was previously announced the district would open on April 5, however the project will now be completed earlier than anticipated.

“It is exciting to see the finishing touches put on XFINITY Live! Philadelphia,” said Comcast-Spectacor President Peter Luukko. “We’re looking forward to a special three-day celebration which coincides with two incredible nights of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at the Wells Fargo Center. It’s going to be fantastic and we’re looking forward to opening our doors to the public on Friday, March 30.”

“To have our inaugural events occur when Bruce Springsteen, a performer that has such a rich history with this site, performs at the Wells Fargo Center is a great honor and incredibly meaningful for us," said Reed Cordish, a Vice President of The Cordish Companies. "We are extremely excited for the festivities that will mark the districts Grand Opening on March 30th.”

Tickets to see Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, which includes exclusive access to a preview night at XFINITY Live! Philadelphia on Wednesday, March 28 and Thursday, March 29, will go on sale on Saturday, January 28 at 9 a.m. exclusively though ComcastTIX on line at, by phone at 1-800-298-4200 or in person at the Wells Fargo Center box office.

XFINITY Live! Philadelphia’s dining and entertainment district includes six unique venues and over a dozen entertainment choices.

Philly MarketPlace

The heart of XFINITY Live! Philadelphia that serves as a central gathering place for groups and grant guests access to each of the venues. The Philly MarketPlace at XFINITY Live! Philadelphia will showcase many local institutions including The Original Philadelphia Cheesesteak Co., Chickie’s & Pete’s, and Old Original Nick’s Roast Beef, with more to be announced shortly. The largest open area inside XFINITY Live! Philadelphia, the Philly MarketPlace will feature a VIP lounge, custom draft tables, a raw bar, and world-class sports viewing.

Spectrum Grill

Created in the essence of the Spectrum itself, this sleek venue will provide a sophisticated, intimate atmosphere and an extraordinary dining experience. The Spectrum Grill, the crown jewel of XFINITY Live! Philadelphia, will feature prime steaks, chops, and seafood, and will host one of Philadelphia’s finest cocktail parties nightly.

Broad Street Bullies Pub

A timeless neighborhood pub featuring authentic memorabilia from the legendary Broad Street Bullies team of the 1970’s. Classic tavern meets gastro pub, Broad Street Bullies Pub specializes in gourmet burgers and classic pub fare as well as an expansive variety of beer including 48 drafts on tap. Bullies Pub will serve lunch and dinner and often feature live acoustic entertainment at night.

NBC Sports Arena

The NBC Sports Arena will offer fans a one-of-a-kind sports viewingexperience, featuring a 32-foot diagonal, 6mm, Sony LED HD television, highimpact LED Rings displaying the CSN Sports Ticker, and in-game promotions that will rival any live sports experience in the world, making for a true fourth stadium experience at the Philadelphia Sports Complex.

PBR Bar & Grill (Professional Bull Riders Association)

Country cool meets urban chic in the most stunning western themed venue to be unleashed to Philadelphia. Born from the toughest sport on dirt, Professional Bull Riders restaurant will duplicate this powerhouse concept that has proven wildly successful in other markets, including Las Vegas, Houston, Baltimore, and Kansas City. With authentic Tex-Mex cuisine served during the day and a country & southern rock party at night also featuring a mechanical bull.

Victory Beer Hall

In partnership with Philadelphia’s Victory Brewing Company, the Victory Beer Hall will be an unrivaled social experience, featuring elongated, beerhall style tables, a stage for live indoor entertainment, and a 2,000 square-foot patio complete with a fire pit. The Victory Beer Hall's signature will be its celebration of craft beer, featuring an eclectic selection of regional Philadelphia brews as well as national brands.

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