People are often under the mistaken impression that the Philadelphia Zoo is located at 34th and Girard. Those of us who have been to sporting events in the city know that it’s really on South Broad Street, as this visitor from Montreal found out:
My son and I drove from Montreal to catch Monday night’s Flyers-Canadiens playoff game at the Wachovia Center. Your fans have many reasons to be proud of their city and team, but how they treat their guests at a sporting event is not one of them.
As the game progressed, the level of threats and abuse heaped on us grew at an alarming rate. At one point, an unfortunate Habs fan had a glass of beer poured on her head, and her boyfriend thought it best for them to leave the arena. By the end of the game, we and other Habs supporters needed the protection of arena security and police to exit the building.
I can’t imagine what would have happened to us if the Flyers had lost.
Welcome to the jungle. When I attended the Flyers-Capitals game a few weeks ago at the Verizon Center in D.C. (in the VIP booth, w/ free beer and food, sweet!), I was telling Bitter the reputation our fans had. Despite a few beers, I resisted the urge to jump up and start cracking heads when people cheered on the Capitals. I am a poor Philadelphian.