More tickets to see the Pope in Philadelphia available Wednesday
Missed your chance to see the Pope at Philadelphia's Independence Hall? You and mostly pretty much everyone else — tickets ran out in two minutes Tuesday.
But there are two more ticketed events, both along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway — with both sets of tickets being released Wednesday via links on the World Meeting of Families site.
Saturday, Sept. 26 — Festival of Families concert at 6 p.m.
- 750,000 are expected to attend.
- 10,000 free tickets will be distributed at 4 p.m. Wednesday via the World Meeting of Families site on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Performers include Italian classical tenor Andrea Bocelli, Latin American pop star Juanes, and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Sunday, Sept. 27 — Papal Mass at 4 p.m.
- 1.5 million are expected to attend
- 10,000 free tickets will be distributed at 8 p.m. Wednesday via the World Meeting of Families site on a first-come, first-serve basis.
All are welcome to attend the Ben Franklin Parkway events but will not be allowed to stand closer than 2.5 blocks away. Tickets are being given out to parishioners in the Philadelphia Archdiocese, plus surrounding dioceses in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Forty screens will be set up around Philadelphia to watch all papal events.
There's one more way you might get tickets to see the Pope. Several Congress members are accepting requests for tickets via forms on their sites, for his appearance in Washington, DC on Sept. 24: