The Wells Fargo Center is a multifunction arena located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is home to the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers. The arena opened in 1996 and received several upgrades 10 years later, including a new center-hung scoreboard similar to other scoreboards in new NBA and NHL arenas. An additional linear LED display lining the entire arena was also installed between the suite and mezzanine levels. Other renovations for the arena included upgrading the suites with more flat screen HDTVs.
The NHL expanded in 1967, adding the Flyers and five other teams. The Flyers have won two Stanley Cups, in the back-to-back seasons of 1973-74 and 1974-75. They were the first team not of the original six of the NHL to win a title. The Flyers have always played their home games on Broad Street, leading to their nickname, originally coined in the 1970s, the “Broad Street Bullies.”
- 1 How Many Seats are in Wells Fargo Center
- 2 Directions – How to get to Wells Fargo Center
- 3 Where to Park Near the Wells Fargo Center?
- 4 Other Wells Fargo Center FAQs
- 4.1 Where are the Philadelphia Flyers located?
- 4.2 Who paid for the Wells Fargo Center?
- 4.3 Who owns the Wells Fargo Center?
- 4.4 How much did Wells Fargo pay for naming rights?
- 4.5 Are fans allowed at Wells Fargo Center?
- 4.6 What is the Wells Fargo Center Health & Safety Information? (related to COVID)
- 4.7 How much is a Philadelphia Flyers hockey ticket?
- 4.8 What hockey teams play at the Wells Fargo Center?
How Many Seats are in Wells Fargo Center
The arena seats 19,541 fans for NHL hockey games, with additional attendance that includes standing room only and attendees in suites. Available seating ticks up slightly for NBA games. Additionally, the Wells Fargo Center has 126 luxury suites, 1,880 club-box seats, and a variety of restaurants and clubs for visitors to take advantage of when they attend events at the arena.
Directions – How to get to Wells Fargo Center
The Wells Fargo Center is located at 3601 South Broad Street on the former site of John F. Kennedy Stadium. When driving, fans can get to the arena via I-95, I-76, or by crossing the Walt Whitman Bridge from New Jersey. When taking public transportation, spectators can reach the arena on the Broad Street Line (orange) to NRG Station (Pattison Avenue). You can also take the Route 4 or #17 bus to the arena.
Where to Park Near the Wells Fargo Center?
There are eight parking lots that are a part of the Wells Fargo Center complex. Parking can be booked by mobile app, which can save visitors up to 50% versus the on site rates. There are some tricks to picking the best parking lot, which the mobile app can help you do, so that it’s an easy exit onto the major highway that you’ll want to be on after the event.
Other Wells Fargo Center FAQs
Where are the Philadelphia Flyers located?
Since 1996, the Philadelphia Flyers have played their home games at the Wells Fargo Center, which was originally called Spectrum II, as it replaced the Philadelphia Spectrum.
Who paid for the Wells Fargo Center?
The Wells Fargo Center, which opened in 1996, was mostly financed privately, with contributions from the city and state regarding the infrastructure needed to support the project. The cost was $210 million.
Who owns the Wells Fargo Center?
The Wells Fargo Center, home ice for the Philadelphia Flyers and home court for the Philadelphia 76ers, is owned by Comcast Spectacor, a Philadelphia-based American sports and entertainment company whose parent company is Comcast, the telecommunications conglomerate.
How much did Wells Fargo pay for naming rights?
Wells Fargo, through a number of bank mergers and partnerships, has the naming rights for the arena which were originally sold to CoresStates Bank for $40 million for 21 years.
Are fans allowed at Wells Fargo Center?
As of September 2021, as the 2021-22 season begins, fans are allowed at the Wells Fargo Center and there is currently a mask mandate in place for all visitors.
According to their official webpage, all employees interacting with guests at a Wells Fargo Center event will be vaccinated against COVID-19 by November 16th, 2021. All visitors must wear masks at this time. Rules may change at any time so be sure to check up to date information before attending an event.
How much is a Philadelphia Flyers hockey ticket?
Depending on the game, standard and secondary market tickets can be found for as low as $24.00, with an average price of $83.00.
What hockey teams play at the Wells Fargo Center?
Currently, the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League call the Wells Fargo Center their home ice. Additionally the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association and the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League also use the arena for their home games.