By Cherri Gregg
CAMDEN, N.J., (CBS) — Anonymous sources say the Philadelphia 76ers are planning move their practice facilities to Camden.
But as KYW’s Cherri Gregg reports the city of Philadelphia hasn’t given up the fight just yet.
Mayor Michael Nutter says the city has been extremely competitive in its negotiations with the Sixers over the past two years showing the team six different sites, including at the Navy Yard.
“We’ve been actively, aggressively trying to put forward either on the city side offers, and I can’t speak for the Comcast folks, but I do know that there was a very, very, very competitive offer,” Nutter said.
Nutter says while he’d be disappointed if the Sixers move their practices, but stressed that home games will remain at the Wells Fargo Center.
“They are under contract for a long time as a condition of the most recent purchase of the team,” Nutter said.
A spokesman for the Sixers confirmed the team has applied for a site along the Camden waterfront. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority is expected to vote on the $8.2 million package on Tuesday.