SportsRadio 94WIP’s Wing Bowl 23 will commence at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Friday, January 30, where tickets have officially sold out after going on sale early last month. However, the die-hard fan hoping to get a taste of the action will find and array of lower and upper deck seating available on the secondary market. Wing Bowl tickets on TicketIQ now average at $39 while the event’s cheapest seat is listed at $14.
The Philadelphia-based radio station promises that this year’s Wing Bowl will be the biggest yet, with some of the nation’s top eaters traveling to the City of Brotherly Love to get down and dirty with plenty of barbeque sauce to spare at the Wells Fargo Center. The event will feature contestants who qualified by competing in eating contests on the SportsRadio 94WIP Morning Show and on-site “Wing-Offs” that were held throughout the city in recent weeks.
Each year, the Wing Bowl incorporates a theme that sets the tone of the day's events. For 2015, Wing Bowl 23 will take a Mardi Gras influence from New Orleans, with advertisements offering bigger and better prizes awarded to hopeful eaters. The first-place winner of Wing Bowl 23 will be awarded a 2015 Harley-Davidson FLSTF Softail Fat Boy Motorcycle, $10,000 cash and a Wing Bowl 23 championship ring. For the first time ever, the contest’s runner-up will also receive a $10,000 cash prize, marking a total pool of $20,000 for the top two eaters.
A new cast of talent will be up against defending champion Molly Schuyler, who weighs in at just 125 lbs. and is well-known for eating two lbs. of cottage cheese in under two minutes. 12 contestants will look to overthrow Schuyler and take her title as Wing Bowl champ, including "Super Steve", who has a 300-wing goal, "Qwazy", who’s eaten 24 cake donuts in the past, and "Cheesecake Beefcake", whose eating stunts include ingesting 10 tacos in one sitting.
Eyes will be on the prize in Philadelphia come January 30, where 13 hungry competitors go head-to-head in Wing Bowl 23. The events will be broadcasted live on 94WIP and can also be streamed on CBSPhilly.com as well as through the Radio.com app on most mobile devices. Proceeds invested in the Wing Bowl will benefit the Survivor’s Fund, The Police Athletic League, the Flyers Charities and more beneficiaries to be named as the event draws closer.