Wells Fargo Center Named As One Of Pollstar’s Top Stops Of The Decade Ranking No. 2 In The Us & No. 6 Worldwide
Dec 11, 2019
Wells Fargo Center was recently named by industry publication Pollstar as one of the Top Stops of the Decade, ranking No. 2 in the United States and No. 6 in the world for number of tickets sold at a venue of its size (15,001-30,000 capacity).
Since 2009, Wells Fargo Center has sold nearly 6.3 million tickets to over 600 non-sporting events including concerts, WWE events, and family shows like Disney on Ice, the Original Harlem Globetrotters and Marvel Universe Live!.
“The Wells Fargo Center has proven itself as a required stop for national touring acts,” said Valerie Camillo, President of Business Operations for Philadelphia Flyers and Wells Fargo Center. “That’s thanks to the people of Philadelphia, who have a proven track record of coming together at our family shows, concerts, and sporting events. No other city supports sports and entertainment quite like we do.”
Over the past decade, some of the top touring artists in the world have come through Wells Fargo Center including Ariana Grande, Adele, Beyoncé, Bon Jovi, Britney Spears, Drake, Elton John, Justin Timberlake, Metallica, Paul McCartney, and The Rolling Stones. During this time, fans also enjoyed the tunes of Fleetwood Mac, Jonas Brothers and KISS – all artists who bookended the decade, performing at the venue in both 2009 and 2019.
Wells Fargo Center has also hosted a number of high-caliber events over the past decade including the Stanley Cup Finals (2010), NHL Entry Draft (2014), NCAA Frozen 4 (2014), NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament (2009/2013/2016), the Democratic National Convention (2016), and the Overwatch League Grand Finals (2019).
Fans at Wells Fargo Center have worked up an appetite over the past 10 years helping to consume more than 18 million buckets of crab fries, 8.5 million hot dogs, 4 million cheesesteaks and countless other concessions. During this time, fans have also drank a total of more than 55 million beers – that’s enough beer to fill over 400 swimming pools.
Wells Fargo Center is one of the busiest arenas in the world, hosting 250-plus events and welcoming in more than 2.6 million fans each year. Home to the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers, National Basketball Association’s Philadelphia 76ers, and the National Lacrosse League’s Philadelphia Wings, Wells Fargo Center is the epicenter of Philadelphia sports and entertainment culture.
Currently in the midst of Transformation 2020, a multi-year $265 million renovation initiative, Wells Fargo Center is reinventing the live event experience from top to bottom for every fan that walks through its doors. To learn more about this initiative, visit WellsFargoCenterPhilly.com/Transformation-2020.