Wells Fargo Center Details
Wells Fargo Center is the home of the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA and Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL, and was opened in 1996. The venue also plays host to the Villanova Wildcats men's college basketball team, and Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League. Those four teams have combined to create a venue with plenty of championship caliber sports happening in it on a regular basis.
Philadelphia's basketball history is a storied one, and that legacy has lived through the Wells Fargo Center with the 76ers and Villanova. The Sixers reached the NBA Finals in the 2001 season, where the Sixers lost to the Los Angeles Lakers. However, the performances of Allen Iverson were iconic, as the diminutive guard carried Philly to just a step away from an NBA championship. The best in the NBA also gathered in Philly in 2002 for the NBA All-Star Game.
In college basketball, Villanova has played plenty of big games in Wells Fargo Center as a part-time occupant of the arena. When a game demands more seats than their on-campus facility has to offer, the team plays at the Wells Fargo Center. This generally means that the best opponents Villanova plays at home will play them at this arena, in the most important games of the year.
Off the basketball court, the Wells Fargo Center has been the home of high-level hockey thanks to the Flyers. The Flyers took part in the 1997 Stanley Cup Final, as well as the 2010 Final, with the Flyers finishing runner-up in the NHL in both years, losing in four games to the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and to the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010.
Perhaps the most prolific champions to play in Wells Fargo Center are the Philadelphia Soul, who have won several Arena Football League titles while calling the Wells Fargo Center home.
The arena is also no stranger to high-profile concert and arts events, as it features some of the best shows the city has to offer.
Where are the best places to sit at Wells Fargo Center?
The 100-level seats at Wells Fargo Center are the closest seats to the ice, court, or field depending on which sport you are watching there. However, the 200-level seats at the venue do not feel too far away from the action either, only from a higher vantage point. Some fans like to see the game from the higher viewpoint, as it lets them see plays develop as it is happening, and doing so here comes at a lower price point as well.
Wells Fargo Center tips and tricks
Fans heading to Wells Fargo Center will want to get to the venue an hour to 90 minutes ahead of time, as the doors open and fans have access to the arena. From there, fans can watch the teams getting set to play at the Wells Fargo Center warm up, or look for food and merchandise at their leisure, before the crowds begin to fill the arena.
Wells Fargo Center club areas
Club box seats are an awesome way to take in Sixers or Flyers games at the Wells Fargo Center. Your ticket comes loaded with funds to use on concessions, you get discounts on merchandise around the arena as well as a discount to the Cadillac Grille, and access to VIP parking for ease of access.
South Philadelphia Sports Complex
Wells Fargo Center is part of a very unique sports complex in Philadelphia, a small area that includes the Wells Fargo Center, Lincoln Financial Field where the Eagles play, and Citizens Bank Park, the home of the Phillies. This area is heaven for Philadelphia-area sports fans, as most cities spread out their sports venues as opposed to this approach.