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Nets to play Sixers in Atlantic City in preseason opener

The Atlantic City boardwalk is shown in this

The Atlantic City boardwalk is shown in this undated file photo. Credit: Laura Pedrick

They're calling it the "Boardwalk Classic."

The Nets and Sixers are set to meet at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall in their Oct. 13 preseason matchup, Philadelphia announced at a press conference today. The location for the contest had been listed as TBA ever since the preseason schedules were released last week.

It's the Nets' preseason opener and will represent the first time they'll take the floor as a New York franchise since leaving Long Island for New Jersey 35 years ago. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m.

In a statement, Sixers CEO and co-owner Adam Aron said: “This game can only further the unique rivalry between these two organizations, a series of battles including some of the 76ers’ all-time greats -- and now, some of today’s team stars in Andrew Bynum, Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner.

"As we celebrate 50 years in the Philadelphia region, we’re excited to tip off a year’s worth of memories with this special event.”

This will mark the third preseason meeting between the two organizations at Boardwalk Hall. The Sixers took the previous two matchups, the first in 1982 and the other coming a year later.

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