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Sixers announce 2010 Preseason Schedule

Full regular season schedule will be announced August 10

Philadelphia, PA - August 9, 2010 - The Philadelphia 76ers announced their 2010 preseason schedule today, highlighted by two home games at the newly renamed Wells Fargo Center (formerly Wachovia Center) in Philadelphia on Oct. 12 vs. Boston and Oct. 20 vs. New York.

The Sixers will open the preseason against the New Jersey Nets at the Roanoke Civic Center on Oct. 5. The Roanoke Civic Center is operated and managed by Global Spectrum, the public assembly facility management subsidiary of the Sixers parent company, Comcast-Spectacor. It is the first game for the Sixers in the state of Virginia since playing in Norfolk back in 2003 and the first professional basketball game at the Roanoke Civic Center since 1997, when the Charlotte Hornets faced off against the Detroit Pistons in the preseason.

"We are excited to bring the Philadelphia 76ers to Roanoke," said Comcast-Spectacor President Peter Luukko. "Through Global Spectrum's affiliation in the Comcast-Spectacor Family of Companies, we are able to utilize all of our company's resources to bring events like preseason 76ers basketball to our Global Spectrum facilities."

New Head Coach Doug Collins and Evan Turner, the second overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, will make their Philly debuts against the defending Eastern Conference Champion Boston Celtics on Oct. 12. The Sixers close out the 2010 preseason at home on Oct. 20 against the retooled New York Knicks, featuring free agent addition Amar'e Stoudemire.

Tickets for both of the home preseason games at Wells Fargo Center are available exclusively through ComcastTIX, at SIXERS.COM or by calling 215-339-7676.

Tickets are available for the Roanoke Civic Center game at HomeTownBankTix.com or (877) HTB-TIXNow.

Below is the Sixers complete seven-game preseason schedule. Television and radio coverage will be announced at a future date.

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS 2010 PRESEASON SCHEDULE

Tue, Oct 5vs New Jersey NetsRoanoke, VARoanoke Civic Center7:00 p.m.
Wed, Oct 6vs Boston CelticsManchester, NHVerizon Wireless Arena7:30 p.m.
Sat., Oct 9vs New Jersey NetsNewark, NJPrudential Center1:00 p.m.
Tue, Oct 12vs Boston CelticsPhiladelphia, PAWells Fargo Center7:00 p.m.
Wed, Oct 13vs Toronto RaptorsToronto, ONAir Canada Centre7:00 p.m.
Tue, Oct 19vs Cleveland CavaliersCincinnati, OHU.S. Bank Arena7:00 p.m.
Wed, Oct 20vs New York KnicksPhiladelphia, PAWells Fargo Center7:00 p.m.

All times are Eastern and are subject to change