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Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia

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The Wells Fargo Center is a multi-purpose arena located in Philadelphia. It serves as the home of the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL), the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League (NLL). The arena lies at the southwest corner of the South Philadelphia Sports Complex, which includes Lincoln Financial Field, Citizens Bank Park, and Xfinity Live!.

The Wells Fargo Center, originally called Spectrum II, was completed in 1996 to replace the Spectrum as the home arena of the 76ers and Flyers, on the former site of John F. Kennedy Stadium at a cost of $210 million, largely privately financed (though the city and state helped to pay for the local infrastructure). It is owned by Comcast Spectacor, which also owns the Flyers, and is operated by its arena-management subsidiary, Global Spectrum. Since opening, it has been known by a number of different names through naming rights deals and bank mergers, including CoreStates Center from 1996 to 1998, First Union Center from 1998 to 2003, and Wachovia Center from 2003 to 2010. Since 2010, naming rights have been held by financial services company Wells Fargo, after their merger with Wachovia.

In addition to hosting home games for its main tenants, the arena has been the site of a number of other notable athletic events including Games 1 and 2 from the 1997 and Games 3, 4 and 6 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals, Games 3, 4 and 5 of the 2001 NBA Finals, and various collegiate events for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Wells Fargo Center has hosted two political conventions, hosting the 2000 Republican National Convention and 2016 Democratic National Convention. The arena is a regular venue for concerts and WWE events. The arena has a concert seating capacity of 21,000 seated and at least 21,500 standing.

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  • Excellent Arena to see a hockey game. Tons of parking, easy access, and nice to see all of the major sport centres are in one area. all seats have great views and there is lots to see throughout...  more »
  • This was the first annual Christmas walk at the wells Fargo center and it was awesome , there was plenty of food to choose from , all safety precautions were met , I felt very safe , parking was free....  more »
  • Great concert venue. I have been here three times for concerts. There are not long ridiculous lines to get inside. Once inside every stand has a line but there are so many people so that is going to happen. Deal with it. There are signs showing you how to get to your seat. Other than that there are people everywhere to make sure you get to the proper seat so you don't have to worry about not finding your seat. Great venue.
  • Went to see ELO here. Our box seats were awesome! We had our own bar, food, & restrooms. Great view of the show which was absolutely incredible! Sound & acoustics was perfect! This was my first concert & it made a wonderful first impression.

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