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Event Details

EVENT: Wing Bowl 17
WHEN: Fri, January 30, 2009
TIME: 6:00 AM
WHERE: Philadelphia, PA
ARENA: Wachovia Center

A little history of Wing Bowl:

The Wing Bowl is an annual chicken wing eatting contest that was founded in 1993 by two Philadelphia radio hosts, Al Morganti and Angelo Cataldi. Since its start in 1993, the Wing Bowl that began as a radio promotion has grown into an extremely competitive and exciting tradition in Philadelphia. The Wing Bowl is usually held on the Friday preceding the Super Bowl and is broadcasted live from the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia by WIP (AM radio).
The event all started when WIP's host Al Morganti came up with the idea when it seemed unlikely that the Philadelphia Eagles were going to make a Super Bowl appearance anytime soon. The first Wing Bowl took place in the lobby of the Wyndham Franklin Plaza Hotel in Center City Philadelphia. Ever since then, the media has embraced the bowl which has caused it to grow. The Wing Bowl became so popular that they had to move it to larger arenas such as the Wachovia Center and more Wing Bowl tickets were made available to help feed the growing demand. Now every major Philadelphia television station covers this exciting yet unique event.
The popularity of the Wing Bowl is undeniable. The event now draws crowds amassing over 20,000 people and is expected to be even bigger this year.


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