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Wells Fargo Center up for Venue of the Year Award

Wednesday | Sep. 7, 2016

The Wells Fargo Center, home of the Philadelphia Flyers and 76ers, has been nominated for Arena of the Year by the International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA). IEBA is the leading not-for-profit trade organization for live entertainment industry professionals who buy, book, and sell talent.

The 21,000 seat arena is Comcast Spectacor’s showcase arena for the company’s industry leading qualities as an operator and an innovator in the live event experience.

“We’re extremely proud of the work we do at Wells Fargo Center and take great pride in delivering an outstanding customer experience to our customers, as well as the artists who perform here,” said Comcast Spectacor’s John Page, President, Wells Fargo Complex. “This recognition is a true testament to the dedication and commitment of our hard-working team members, as well as the agents, managers, promoters, and artists who visit the Wells Fargo Center each year.”

Voting is restricted to IEBA members. All awards will be presented at the Honors & Awards Ceremony on October 11 in the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Comcast Spectacor is celebrating 20 years of transforming events into experiences at the Wells Fargo Center during the 2016-17 season. The Wells Fargo Center opened on August 31, 1996, as a beautiful state-of-the-art sports and entertainment facility to be the new home of the Philadelphia Flyers and 76ers. Since its opening, the arena has been the centerpiece of sports and entertainment in the Greater Philadelphia Region, and prominently featured in the national spotlight. The Wells Fargo Center continuously attracts numerous prestigious events, including political conventions, NCAA Championships, All-Star Games, concerts and family shows, creating countless memories for millions of fans throughout the region. The Wells Fargo Center showcases Comcast Spectacor’s industry-leading qualities as an operator and an innovator in the live event experience.

Events, games and artists scheduled to help the Wells Fargo Center celebrate 20 years of history during the 2016-17 season are: Adele (Sept. 9 and 10), WWE Smackdown (Sept. 13), AC/DC (Sept. 20), USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game (Sept. 22), Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour featuring Puff Daddy, Lil Kim, Mase and more (Sept. 23), Amy Schumer (Sept. 24), R. Kelly (Sept. 30), Kanye West (Oct. 4), Drake with Future (Oct. 13), Philadelphia Flyers (home opener on Oct. 20), Sia (Oct. 21), Philadelphia 76ers (home opener on Oct. 26), Powerhouse featuring Meek Mill, Wiz Khalifa, Trey Songz, Fat Joe, Desiigner and more (Oct. 28), Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions (Nov. 4), Maxwell and Mary J. Blige (Nov. 9), Stevie Nicks (Nov. 20), Five Finger Death Punch & Shinedown (Dec. 1), Trans-Siberian Orchestra (Dec. 17), Disney on Ice presents Follow Your Heart (Dec. 23 through Dec. 31), Eric Church (Jan. 25), Philadelphia College Hockey Faceoff (Jan. 28), Game of Thrones live concert experience (Feb. 26), Cirque du Soleil (March 8 through March 12), and many more events to be announced. Tickets for all events are available at www.WellsFargoCenterPhilly.com. 

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Founded in 1970, IEBA provides an unparalleled forum for professional development. As a resource and a network representing billions of dollars in buying power, IEBA is an intimate organization that makes a huge impact.