That stage is where Keith Urban and other performers will entertain the crowd of nearly 69,000. Mayer says the pregame ceremonies will include not only white-hot Flyers mascot Gritty, but also players, alumni and mascots representing all of Philadelphia's sports teams. He says an undisclosed "Philadelphia celebrity" will drop the puck.
Light rain is forecast for Saturday's 8:20 p.m. Flyers showdown against Pittsburgh, but Mayer says it doesn't look like anything that could postpone the game.
"We have played in the rain before. We can't play in a torrential downpour. But right now if you look at the weather forecast — and it does change actually hour by hour — there's no call for severe or heavy rain. So we're really confident, based on what we're reading right now that the game will go as planned."