Atlantic City to be a home away from home for the Wings

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.—The Philadelphia Wings probably will do their pre-season training next year in Atlantic City Convention Hall, the largest building of its type in the world.

Wings’ management currently is negotiating with Atlantic City Mayor Joseph Bradway for the use of the facility and the announcement is expected shortly.

There is also the possibility the Wings may play some regular games here in 1975.

Wings management was not happy during June when the team was forced to go on the road for three weeks and five games because of the Spectrum booking the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus.

“We haven’t made any decisions yet,” said a team spokesman, “but if we’re forced to go on the road for three weeks we’re going to try to play some games during that period at Atlantic City Convention Hall.”

The pre-season training period would probably start in March.  Since Atlantic City is 60 miles east of Philadelphia, Wings management is very much interested in the world’s playground as a training site.

According to a team’s source, the choice of Atlantic City would save the team money in traveling expenses and also serve as a better public relations and publicity vehicle because of the proximity to Philadelphia.

“Of course,” said a Wings official, “our main objective right now is to win the National Lacrosse League championship and the playoffs.  Once we’ve done that, then we’ll focus more attention on Atlantic City as next year’s pre-season camp.”

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