The Flyers might play a second preseason game at the Wachovia Spectrum before their longtime former home is torn down.

According to Flyers senior vice president of business operations Shawn Tilger, the game under consideration would be against the Phantoms, their AHL affiliate, on Oct. 7.

Last month, the Flyers announced they would play a preseason game on Sept. 27 against the Carolina Hurricanes at the Spectrum, where on May 19, 1974, the Stanley Cup was paraded around the ice, firmly in the grip of captain Bobby Clarke and playoff MVP goalie Bernie Parent.

"Due to the demand and limited number of available tickets [for the Sept. 27 game], the Flyers are in discussions to add a game," Tilger said.

Comcast-Spectacor recently announced this would be the final year of the Spectrum, which will be razed to make room for the Philly Live entertainment complex.

The Flyers' season opens Oct. 11 at home against the New York Rangers. *

- Chuck Bausman