Oh, say, can you see paying to sing the national anthem?

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 Ayla Brown sings the national anthem at the start of an NBA basketball game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Miami Heat in 2012. (AP file photo)

Ayla Brown sings the national anthem at the start of an NBA basketball game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Miami Heat in 2012. (AP file photo)

Have you wanted to sing the national anthem at a sporting event?  That and other “fan experiences” are available — if you want to pay for them.  

 

To sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at a Temple football game, it takes having a voice that measures up and buying 100 tickets to the game, said Jason Throne, vocal director at Unionville High School in Kennett Square.

“I understand why they do it, you still get the experience, which is the most important part of it,” he said. “I first heard of it, I’m pretty sure, through an e-mail.”

It’s not just Temple football; the Flyers, Sixers and even the Harlem Globetrotters have “fan experience packages” for people who buy a block of tickets.

The Sixers, for example, will give you an opportunity to play on the court before the game if you bring enough people to the Wells Fargo Center.

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