PHILLY SELECTS WINGS AS NAME FOR LACROSSE TEAM
Comcast Spectacor revealed the new name of their National Lacrosse League team via a skydiver landing in the parking lot of the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. After a month-long poll that heard from more than 5,000 individuals, fans overwhelming chose to name the new team the Philadelphia Wings. The Wings will make their debut in the 2018-19 season (December through April) at the Wells Fargo Center. Philadelphia previously had two professional indoor lacrosse teams, both named the Wings, who competed from 1986 through 2014 in the NLL, and from 1974-75 in the Eagle Box Lacrosse League.
TEENAGER WHO SURVIVED MANCHESTER ATTACK DIES
Zara Ahmed, a teenager who survived the May 2017 attack at Manchester Arena, has passed away. The 18 year-old Ahmed died of a suspected diabetic attack after collapsing at her university. Ahmed, who was a devout Muslim, was a huge fan of Ariana Grande and leaned on her faith after the tragic incident that killed 22 people. Though Ahmed was not physically injured during the Manchester attack outside the concert, her family said she was ‘deeply affected’ by the tragedy.
EVENTBRITE PARTNERS WITH TWICKETS
Face-value reseller Twickets has partnered with Eventbrite in Australia, New Zealand, and the UK. Promoters using Eventbrite’s platform will now have the option to allow resale tickets to be bought and sold for no more than their original value on Twickets. The partnership follows Twicket’s US launch this year and deals with the Ticket Factory, Frontier Touring and DEAG’s myticket.co.uk. “Partnering with ethical peer-to-peer exchange platforms like Twickets enables our promoters to allow their fans to easily sell their unwanted tickets at a fair price, and assures the buyers of those tickets that they have obtained official, authorised tickets that will get them in,” said Eventbrite’s UK & Ireland General Manager Joel Crouch in a statement.