Wells Fargo Center

Wells Fargo Center

Philadelphia 76ers

About Stadium

A multi-purpose facility located in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Wells Fargo Center is the home court of the National Basketball Association’s Philadelphia 76ers.

The stadium was originally name the Spectrum II prior to its completion, then the CoreStates Center, First Union Center, and Wachovia Center before arriving at its current name.

The multi-purpose facility also serves as home to the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, and Arena Football League’s Philadelphia Soul, and the NCAA Villanova Wildcats.

The Wells Fargo Center is apart of the downtown Philadelphia sports complex which also includes Citizens Bank Park, Xfinity Live, and Lincoln Financial Field.

• Capacity: 21,600

• Opened: August 13, 1996

• Location: 3601 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19148

History

• Ground was broken on the stadium on September 14, 1994 and was competed under two years later with the stadium officially opening on August 13, 1996.

• Starting in 2015 the team stopped recognizing Wells Fargo as the naming rights owner, and instead opted to refer to the stadium simply as, “The Center.”

• The contract for the naming rights has gone through a lot of changes since its inception and began its transition into its current state back in July of 2010.

• The first event at the Wells Fargo Center was a private concert by Ray Charles on August 13, 1996, and has been a big drawing venue for big acts ever since its inception.

Past and Current Teams
Philadelphia Flyers (NHL) (1996–present)
Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) (1996–present)
Villanova Wildcats (NCAA) (1996–present)
Philadelphia Soul (AFL) (2004–2008, 2011–present)
Philadelphia Wings (NLL) (1997–2014)

 

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