Sixers Hosting Blue/White Scrimmage at the Palestra
The Philadelphia 76ers announced early Monday that they will be holding their second annual Blue x White Scrimmage at the Palestra on September 25 from 7-9 p.m. The event, hosted by Independence Blue Cross, will be the first chance that the fan base has to see the 2018-19 Sixers team, which includes new additions Wilson Chandler, Mike Muscala and Landry Shamet while also getting to see fan-favorites Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Dario Saric.
“We are excited to bring the Blue x White Scrimmage back to the Palestra for the second straight year,” said Head Coach Brett Brown. “This historic gym, which is so rich in basketball tradition, provides the perfect atmosphere to introduce this year’s team to our awesome fans. Last year’s scrimmage was electric, and we look forward to sharing our excitement for the upcoming season on September 25.”
Tickets to the event are free to the general public and will be available beginning Tuesday, September 18 through the Sixers social media platforms. If you want to guarantee tickets, sign up for Club 76 Elite, the Sixers' Official Membership and Season Ticket Waiting List.
“Our fans are some of the most dedicated and passionate in the NBA and the level of excitement for this upcoming season is incredible,” 76ers President of Business Operations Chris Heck said. “To once again be able to host our Blue x White Scrimmage with a great partner like Independence Blue Cross in such an iconic basketball location is perfect for our team, players, fans and city. We’re looking forward to the energy and atmosphere this event will create as the start of our season draws near.”
The Philadelphia 76ers open the 2018 preseason on September 28 at the Wells Fargo Center against Melbourne United.