Everything You Need To Know About The Home Opener

The Sixers' 2014-15 home opener, presented by Independence Blue Cross, is just around the corner, and in addition to the action on the court there will be a number of exciting new additions to the team's in-arena presentation as well as a handful of unique experiences that fans can only enjoy on opening night. Here's a look at what's in store:

• When fans enter the arena, waiting for them at their seat will be one of three limited edition t-shirts, courtesy of Independence Blue Cross. Each will feature an artistic interpretation of Michael Carter-Williams, Nerlens Noel, or Joel Embiid

• Fans are encouraged to wear blue to the game and to arrive by 6:45 p.m. to witness the team’s revolutionary new pregame introductions, featuring the first three-dimensional court projection system of its kind to be used in Philadelphia

• Billboard Music Award winner, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, and Philadelphia native Jazmine Sullivan will sing the National Anthem

• Taney Dragons pitcher Mo’ne Davis will deliver the game ball prior to tip-off

• Upon entering the arena, fans will be greeted by members of the Sixers Dancers, presented by Parx Casino – who will debut their Signature Dress by Nicole Miller and perform multiple routines during the game – the Sixers Phlight Squad, and the team’s new drumline, the Stixers, which will play outside the arena and on the concourse

• During the game, the Phlight Squad will perform their third quarter routine with new and improved tricks and will also showcase new T-shirt launchers and “ball blasters,” which launch foam basketballs into the crowd, during breaks in play throughout the game

• Opening Night is also the first of 10 games featuring the $100,000 Buzzer Beater Challenge, presented by SugarHouse Casino. During a break in play, one lucky fan will have the chance to participating in a shooting challenge to win the cash prize


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