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Wells Fargo Center Facts

Owner Comcast spectacor
Capacity 21,000
Construction Company Driscoll
Architect Ellerbee-Beckett
Food Provider Aramark
Opening Date August 31, 1996

 

Did You Know?

  • Team USA defeated Team Canada in the World Cup of Hockey in the inaugural event at the Wells Fargo Center on August 31, 1996.​

  • Most Shows by One Entertainer: Billy Joel (18)

  • Largest Crowd: 21,424 (Backstreet Boys - September 30, 1999)

  • Largest Basketball Crowd: 21,305 (Philadelphia 76ers vs. Chicago Bulls - April 17, 1998)

  • Largest Hockey Crowd: 20,327 (Philadelphia Flyers vs. Chicago Blackhawks - June 9, 2010 – Game Six, Stanley Cup Final)

  • It takes 2 hours and 10 minutes to change the floor of the Wells Fargo Center from ice hockey to basketball.

  • A 35-member crew covers the ice with 550 sheets of Ice Pro, removes 156 sheets of hockey glass, and then installs two 120’x20’ nets and builds a 225-piece basketball court with 900 screws.

  • Walking four and 3/8 laps around the Main Concourse of the Wells Fargo Center is equivalent to a mile.

Venue Features

  • The construction of Wells Fargo Center required:
    • 7,000 tons of steel

    • 19,000 cubic yards of concrete

    • 32,500 square feet of glass

    • 62,000 lineal feet of driven piles

    • 400,000 square feet of dry wall

  • Capacities:
    • 19,600 for Flyers’ hockey games.

    • 21,000 for 76ers’ basketball games.

  • Design and Layout:
    • A unique oval design, which ensures there are no obstructed view seats

    • Five separate concourses

    • Six escalators and six elevators

    • 18 public restroom facilities

    • 18 box office ticket windows

       

Technology

  • The Wells Fargo Center features a newly upgraded, state-of-the-art Xfinity WiFi networks comprised of 3501 WiFi access points and 700 beacons, allowing for enhanced communication and in-game interaction for fans, media, and businesses within the arena.
  • By utilizing Cisco's latest-generation Cisco Connected Stadium solution, and equipping it with a 1Gigabit per second Ethernet Dedicated Internet connection, the Wells Fargo Center features faster upload and download speeds than ever before.