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Philadelphia 76ers Acquire NBA D-League Franchise; Relocate it to Delaware and Name it the Delaware 87ers

Delaware Tourism Office | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2013

The Philadelphia 76ers announced they have completed the purchase of the operating rights for a team to compete in the 17-team National Basketball Association Development League. The Philadelphia 76ers’ new NBA D-League franchise will relocate to Delaware and commence play this coming autumn for the 2013-14 NBA D-League season, which runs from November through April.




Score one for Kent County – sports complex funding gains approval

Delaware Tourism Office | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2012

After three years of meetings and debate, Kent County will be home to a sports complex boasting an indoor facility and 15 fields – including a championship lit turf field – thanks to more than $3.2 million in state funding.




Firefly Music Festival set to make Delaware’s economy glow

Delaware Tourism Office | News | Date Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2012

A crew from the Delaware Tourism Office toured the site of the Firefly Music Festival Thursday, and what they saw was jaw-dropping – an area near Dover International Speedway that was trees and grass is now fitted with vendor tents, staging areas, gravel roads, hammock stations, portable restrooms and an entrance with a huge sign that reads “Firefly.”




New book celebrates Delaware history

Delaware Tourism Office | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2012

History buffs and proud Delaware residents gathered at the First State Heritage Park Welcome Center and Galleries to celebrate the release of “Landmarks & Legacies,” a hardback portrait of the First State.







  Category: Delaware Tourism Office


Philadelphia 76ers Acquire NBA D-League Franchise; Relocate it to Delaware and Name it the Delaware 87ers

Delaware Tourism Office | Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2013

The Philadelphia 76ers announced they have completed the purchase of the operating rights for a team to compete in the 17-team National Basketball Association Development League. The Philadelphia 76ers’ new NBA D-League franchise will relocate to Delaware and commence play this coming autumn for the 2013-14 NBA D-League season, which runs from November through April.




Score one for Kent County – sports complex funding gains approval

Delaware Tourism Office | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2012

After three years of meetings and debate, Kent County will be home to a sports complex boasting an indoor facility and 15 fields – including a championship lit turf field – thanks to more than $3.2 million in state funding.




Firefly Music Festival set to make Delaware’s economy glow

Delaware Tourism Office | News | Date Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2012

A crew from the Delaware Tourism Office toured the site of the Firefly Music Festival Thursday, and what they saw was jaw-dropping – an area near Dover International Speedway that was trees and grass is now fitted with vendor tents, staging areas, gravel roads, hammock stations, portable restrooms and an entrance with a huge sign that reads “Firefly.”




New book celebrates Delaware history

Delaware Tourism Office | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2012

History buffs and proud Delaware residents gathered at the First State Heritage Park Welcome Center and Galleries to celebrate the release of “Landmarks & Legacies,” a hardback portrait of the First State.