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Old October 16th, 2005, 10:01 PM   #1
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PHILADELPHIA - Wells Fargo Center (20,328)


Philadelphia 76ers

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RATE THE ARENA: Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA.

Home of the Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL and the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA, and built in 1996, it is located in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has a capacity of 19,500 for hockey and 20,000+ for basketball. I couldn't find any better picture of the Wachovia Center.




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Old October 16th, 2005, 10:04 PM   #2
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Pretty average, not really unique at all, it is big though.

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Old October 16th, 2005, 11:34 PM   #3
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I agree, pretty non-descript (though most NA areans including my hometown United Center is as well).

I feel that the vast majority of basketball/hockey owners really missed the boat in terms of innovativeness and charecther in our new areans which makes me sad.

It seems that every owner wanted the same designs and ammentities as the last guy got and it made the areans rather uniform.
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Nothing special i'm afraid...
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Old October 17th, 2005, 01:55 AM   #5
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I agree, pretty non-descript (though most NA areans including my hometown United Center is as well).
I disagree with this comment, most of the newer ones are distinctively different from each other. The United Centre, Fleet Centre, Wachovia these ones built in the mid 90's tend to look the same but the ones in the past 5-6 years are unique from each other.

Like for instance here in Toronto the Air Canada Centre has the large concourses in either end that is feature unique it alone.

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The newer arenas all have something like this to set them apart.
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Old October 17th, 2005, 02:27 AM   #6
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I will say that Air Canada does seem to be a bit more unique then most of the other areans in NA. Even so I think there is something about it that makes it look much like the others (though not to the same degree). I would say I think of the Staples center kind of the same way. There is just no arena I can think of that has the uniqueness of a Chicago Stadium, Boston Garden, Montreal Forum, Maple Leafs Garden and such. Maybe I am being too nostalgic or something but the general layouts to all these areans look very similar to me (with slight deviations) and I don't like too many from the outside either with the possiable exception of AA Arena in Dallas.
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Old October 17th, 2005, 06:37 AM   #7
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It's new, but nothing real special. Home to a potential competitor this year, though, the Flyers. 6/10. The company that owns this arena also owns my favorite Canadian arena, the John Labatt Centre in London, Ontario.
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Old October 17th, 2005, 06:39 AM   #8
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^ Doesn't Comcast own the arena?
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Old October 18th, 2005, 07:22 PM   #9
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^ Comcast-Spectacor owns Global Spectrum, which owns all sorts of arenas in North America like the JLC and Wachovia Center. So there is a connection there, to clarify. So the answer is technically, YES.
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Old October 18th, 2005, 08:24 PM   #10
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I have been to this place three times in the past. I do like some of the things it has like the arcade baskettball in the concourse as well as the fact that it's the only arena that I have been to that has a cheesesteak, which I can't get at MSG, Continental Airlines Arena, or any other NBA arena. Although, it is not difficult to get of from the I-95 or from PA 611, which is after the Walt Whitman Br, it is pretty isolated with the other sports facilities.
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Old October 19th, 2005, 02:47 AM   #11
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Quote:
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I disagree with this comment, most of the newer ones are distinctively different from each other. The United Centre, Fleet Centre, Wachovia these ones built in the mid 90's tend to look the same but the ones in the past 5-6 years are unique from each other.

Like for instance here in Toronto the Air Canada Centre has the large concourses in either end that is feature unique it alone.

You can see on the upper left




The newer arenas all have something like this to set them apart.
Even beter, Excel energy center. Most unique modern arena i've seen.
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Old October 19th, 2005, 06:10 AM   #12
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A city that missed the boat on having a uniqe arena is Ottawa. The capital city of a country that worships hockey should have come up with a much nicer a larger arena than the Corel Centre. This arena should have been in the centre of the city and built as the national cathedral of hockey.
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^ Comcast-Spectacor owns Global Spectrum, which owns all sorts of arenas in North America like the JLC and Wachovia Center. So there is a connection there, to clarify. So the answer is technically, YES.
Just to clarify, Global Spectrum is a management firm. It runs all of those facilities. It doesn't own them. Comcast does own the Wachovia Center and Spectrum, among other properties in Philadelphia, though.
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Due to Wachovia's recent merger with Wells Fargo, the Wachovia Center Arena or "Spectrum II" may possible be renamed the Wells Fargo Center in 2010.
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Old November 22nd, 2009, 08:54 PM   #15
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why does this venue's name sound so polish?
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Old November 24th, 2009, 06:17 PM   #16
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It's named for a bank, which was in turn named for an area in North Carolina. That area, Wachovia, is named for the Latin form of the German word "Wachau", a valley in Austria were many of the early settlers arrived from.

Winston-Salem is part of modern-day Wachovia, but the Wachovia name is very rarely used. In fact probably only the oldest residents call it that.

Most people pronounce it incorrectly, too. It ends with -yah, not -AH.
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Old November 24th, 2009, 06:50 PM   #17
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Really like it. 2 large almost continuous tiers.
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Old November 25th, 2009, 02:52 AM   #18
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