The Wells Fargo Center, home of the Philadelphia 76ers and Flyers, hosted its first sporting event on August 31, 1996. Team USA faced Canada in a first round of the World Cup of Hockey.
The home of the Flyers and 76ers has seen quite a few name changes throughout its history. These names include Spectrum II, CoreStates Center, First Union Center and Wachovia Center.
Planning on heading to the Wells Fargo Center for a 76ers or Flyers game? Here is a guide to help you enjoy your experience.
With a capacity of approximately 20,000, the Wells Fargo Center is the smallest of the South Philadelphia stadiums. So traffic on game nights is not as bad, but you have to be careful in case there is another event going on at the same time.
For a list of directions to the Wells Fargo Center, you can visit this link: www.wachoviacenter.com.
Whether you hop on SEPTA’s Broad Street Line or take the PATCO High Speed Line in from New Jersey, the train may be your best option to avoid traffic headaches.
Once again, SEPTA offers a variety of bus options to get you to the stadium.
Here is a link for parking at the Wells Fargo Center: www.wachoviacenter.com/parking.
Tickets for the Flyers and Sixers are not as difficult to find as the Eagles and Phillies. You can check out this link www.wachoviacenter.com/tickets for ticket information.
Here is a seating chart for both Flyers and Sixers games: www.wachoviacenter.com/seating-charts.
Taking your young child to the game? Children under two do not require a ticket for most events but will be required to sit on the lap of a paying customer.
Food and Drink
Much like the other stadiums, the Wells Fargo Center has a wide variety of places to get excellent food and drink.
If you are planning on staying in town, here is a list of hotels that are close to the Wells Fargo Center: www.wachoviacenter.com/hotels.