Inside Lacrosse is proud to bring an exciting new experience to college lacrosse fans with the inaugural Whitman's® Sampler® Independence Classic at PPL Park. The tripleheader will kick off the 2013 season on Saturday, March 9 with three games featuring several of the nation's top teams.
Don't miss out on your chance to enjoy the energy and passion of college lacrosse played in one of the nation's hungriest lacrosse markets.
St. John's vs.
Penn State vs.
PPL Park provides a great setting for a fun-filled day of lacrosse action, as the road to the national championship begins and ends in Philadelphia this season. All seats at the Whitman’s® Sampler® Independence Classic are reserved, and lacrosse fans are urged to make their plans early to reserve the best seats. The earlier you buy, the better the seat!
Tickets for the Independence Classic are available for purchase online at PhiladelphiaUnion.com and by phone at 800-298-4200. Fans can also visit PhiladelphiaUnion.com or InsideLacrosse.com to get the latest news on the event and details on ordering tickets. To learn about group discounts and fundraising options, please email Lee Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fans are encouraged to buy pre-paid parking when purchasing their tickets. Parking in surrounding PPL Park lots is $15 per space.
|Sideline & Back of Cage||$25|
|Groups of 10-99||$20|
|Group of 100+||$15|
Inside Lacrosse is proud to bring the best of the college game to the Philadelphia market and to PPL Park. Due to security measures, we strongly urge all guests to arrive at the stadium as early as possible to avoid entrance delays. Re-entry into the Independence Classic is permitted with stamp and ticket stub at “PPL Gate” on the northwest corner of the stadium. All guests entering the stadium are subject to search. Refusal to comply may be grounds to prohibit admission. Guests will not be permitted to enter the stadium if they are visibly intoxicated.
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The newly-minted Whitman's® Sampler® Independence Classic brings a marquee college lacrosse regular-season event to a market that has a proven track record for supporting post-season action. Three fantastic games are on tap:
The first game features a rematch of the BIG EAST Championship game with St. John's facing Syracuse at noon. St. John's made huge strides a year ago with wins over Georgetown and Notre Dame as well as a trip to the conference title game. The Red Storm will take the field with high expectations, returning its entire attack, two-thirds of its defense and top goalie. Before moving into the ACC in 2014, long-time BIG EAST giant Syracuse will settle for nothing less than another league title in its conference swan song.
City bragging rights will be on the line when the Quakers and Wildcats meet in the second game of the day. Penn looks to avenge a last-second loss a year ago to Villanova on a wild, half-field shot at the horn. The Quakers hope a deeper, more talented roster will be the difference this season. Villanova seeks to return to its NCAA Tournament form of 2011, but will need to replace a lot of scoring power to get there. Look for another nail biter at PPL Park.
The nightcap brings two of the state's rising powers together when Penn State and Lehigh meet at 5 p.m. in a battle of pre-season Top 15 teams. Penn State continues to progress under third-year head coach Jeff Tambroni, and boasts a defense led by one of the nation's best goaltenders, Austin Kaut. Coming off its best se ason in school history, Lehigh brings back a class of seniors that have helped transformed coach Kevin Cassese's program into a Top 10 team. Seniors David DiMaria and Dante Fantoni headline a vaunted offense.
Our goal is to take the biggest games and biggest names, and then put them on the biggest stages. Inside Lacrosse Events bring unprecedented exposure to the sport. With a healthy assortment of television, radio, print, online, direct and electronic mailings, outdoor advertising and media buys for months leading up to each event, no other property in the lacrosse world is as well-promoted. Guaranteed.
Credentials are issued to accredited members of the working media only. Requests for credentials for the Independence Classic should be made via mail, phone or email to Danielle Bernstein at Inside Lacrosse by March 7, 2013. Should space become a problem, preference will be given to the primary media outlets of each school, and then in order of when requests were received.
Requests received by March 1 will be mailed out prior to the event. Requests received after March 1 will be held in Will Call at the stadium. Credentials may be picked up at the Media Will Call on the southwest corner of PPL Park. Media Will Call will open at 10 a.m. on game day, March 9.
Broadcast booths are available for appropriate radio outlets. A line set-up charge for PPL Park may apply. Credential requests for radio staff should be submitted along with the request for the phone lines. All radio requests must be submitted by February 15.
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