Wells Fargo Center And James Beard Award-Winning Chef Marc Vetri Announce New Culinary Concept, “MVP”
Aug 29, 2022
Wells Fargo Center and James Beard Award-winning Chef Marc Vetri today announced plans for a new culinary concept called MVP to debut at the arena in October at the start of the 2022-23 NHL and NBA seasons.
MVP will replace The Bistro stand on the 11th Street side of the Club Level at Wells Fargo Center and will feature a menu of Marc’s renowned pizzas. Vetri, a Philadelphia native, aims to serve high-quality pizzas using only freshly made dough.
"Next to making pasta, pizza is one of my favorite obsessions,” said Marc Vetri. “I'm thrilled to be making pizza again and to be back inside an arena. We've spent the summer perfecting our fresh dough at Wells Fargo Center and can't wait to share the club level with some amazing leaders in the culinary space."
“This new culinary concept from the incredible Marc Vetri finalizes our amazing lineup of world-class, local food and beverage options that will debut at the new Wells Fargo Center this fall as we open our new Club Level,” said President of Wells Fargo Center Valerie Camillo. “Through our $350 million investment in the new Wells Fargo Center, we’re making every inch of the arena top-of-the line, and with MVP, we can now confidently say that we’ll be serving the best pizza in the world right here on South Broad Street.”
The new culinary concept is part of Comcast Spectacor’s $350 million investment in the new Wells Fargo Center and will debut as part of the brand-new Club Level this fall. Earlier this summer Wells Fargo Center also announced culinary partnerships with local restauranteur Stephen Starr and chef Jose Garces.
The new Club Level, which will become Philadelphia’s premier sports and entertainment experience, will honor Philadelphia’s rich sports and entertainment past while also showcasing the latest in entertainment and service technologies. Highlights of the Club Level include a Premium Seating Entrance & Lobby, new seating options and open-floor layout, exclusive retail, and themed whiskey and tequila bars.
Wells Fargo Center is a new facility, and the Transformation project is one of the most significant arena projects anywhere in the world. Everything in the arena is being completely re-imagined, and as the full Transformation of the arena’s interior concludes this summer, the building’s exterior will also be completely transformed next summer. The new Wells Fargo Center is a direct, private investment in the Stadium District and an anchor for the broader revitalization of South Philadelphia, including plans to revitalize FDR Park, invest in local roads and infrastructure, and redevelop underutilized areas.
Comcast Spectacor is leading the way in developing the Stadium District into a world-class sports and entertainment district. Spectacor led the development of Xfinity Live and is actively working to build a new, mid-sized, mixed-use venue and plaza adjacent to Wells Fargo Center.