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