The Flyers will be returning to their home of nearly 40 years, the Wachovia Spectrum, for a preseason game Sept. 27 against the Carolina Hurricanes, the team announced today.

Comcast-Spectacor recently announced this would be the final year of the Spectrum before it would be torn down to make room for the Philly Live entertainment complex.

"This will be a wonderful opportunity for thousands of our fans, who used to attend our games at the Spectrum or watch them on TV, to come back one last time and see the Flyers in our old home," Comcast-Spectacor chairman Ed Snider said in a statement. "It'll also be the last chance for others who may have never seen the Flyers play at the Spectrum. It will be a highly emotional game for me, personally."

The Flyers will play an eight-game preseason schedule, beginning Sept. 22 against the New Jersey Devils at the Wachovia Center. They also will be at the Wachovia Center on Oct. 1 against the Washington Capitals.

Training camp begins Sept. 20, with the season opener against the visiting New York Rangers on Oct. 11

Here is the full preseason schedule:

Sept. 22: NEW JERSEY, 7 p.m.

Sept. 24: at Ottawa, 7 p.m.

Sept. 25: New York Islanders (London, Ontario), 7 p.m.

Sept. 27: CAROLINA (Spectrum), 1 p.m.

Sept. 28: at Carolina, 5 p.m.

Oct. 1: WASHINGTON, 7 p.m.

Oct. 3: at Washington, 7 p.m.

Oct. 4: at New Jersey, 7 p.m.