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March 17, 2009 | Daily News Staff Report
The eight NCAA Tournament teams playing Thursday at the Wachovia Center will hold practices at the Center tomorrow that are free and open to the public. The practice schedule: Noon to 12:40 p.m.: Texas A & M 12:45 p.m. to 1:25 p.m.: Chattanooga 1:30 p.m. to 2:10 p.m: Brigham Young 2:15 p.m. to 2:55 p.m.: Connecticut 4:25 p.m. to 5:05 p.m.: Villanova 5:10 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: UCLA 5:55 p.m. to 6:35 p.m.: American 6:40 p.m. to 7:20 p.m.: VCU Tipoff times for Thursday's games (seedings, records in parenthesis)
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October 8, 2009
The AT&T Pavilion inside the Wachovia Center will open at 2:30 p.m. today for fans to watch the Phillies game in an effort to encourage early arrivals for tonight's Flyers game. No ticket is required to enter until 5:30 p.m. The pavilion has 30 high-definition TVs. Also, anyone attending the baseball game can bring their ticket stub to the Wachovia Center box office at the end of the baseball game, where they can purchase a $25 ticket to the Flyers game vs. Pittsburgh.
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May 28, 2010 | The Inquirer Staff
Need to get out and enjoy some fresh air? The Flyers are inviting fans to a free pep rally outside the Wachovia Center on Friday from noon to 2 p.m. In addition to Flyers alumni appearances and free hot dogs, fans can pose with the Prince of Wales Trophy and buy official Stanley Cup merchandise. Fans can continue to purchase Flyers souvenirs and Stanley Cup stuff at the large-size tent outside the Wachovia Center from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday.
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May 14, 2010
TV on the fritz? Can't find your radio? No worries. You can watch Friday's Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference semifinals between the Flyers and host Boston Bruins at the Wachovia Center. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and the game is set to start at 7. Admission and parking are free, and there will be food and drink specials and discounts on Flyers black and white and Winter Classic jerseys.
NEWS
July 27, 2010 | THE INQUIRER
Comcast-Spectacor, owner and operator of the Wachovia Center, is changing the name of the 21,000-seat home of the Flyers and 76ers, to the Wells Fargo Center, effective immediately, to reflect the name change in the financial institutions, it was announced Tuesday by Comcast-Spectacor President Peter Luukko. "As the owner and operator of the arena, Comcast-Spectacor is honoring the contract as it was agreed upon with the bank that the successor shall keep the naming rights of the facility," said Luukko.
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June 5, 2008 | Daily News Staff Report
The Wachovia Center, site of the 2000 Women's Final Four, is among 12 sites under consideration to host one of the Final Fours from 2012 to 2016, the NCAA announced yesterday. The finalists will be determined in August with the five winning cities to be announced in November. Other past host cities vying for the event are Cleveland (2007), Indianapolis (2005), Kansas City (1998), New Orleans (1991, 2004), San Antonio (2002) and Tampa (2008). Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Houston and Nashville, Tenn.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2004 | By Patrick Berkery FOR THE INQUIRER
Maybe the Polyphonic Spree's third attempt to bring its joyful noise to Philadelphia will be the charm. The 25-member musical congregation - they wear white robes and spread good vibes through choral pop music that sounds like Brian Wilson and the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne scoring a Disney film - postponed a show at the First Unitarian Church last summer for personal reasons, and canceled a fall make-up date due to a scheduling conflict....
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March 13, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Being a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament carries some advantages. It means staying in the nicest team hotel at a subregional or regional site. It means going up against the 16th seed in the opening game; the lower seeds are 0-120 in those contests since the field expanded to 64 teams in 1985. One edge that Jay Wright remembers the last time Villanova played as a No. 1 seed, in 2006, was that the Wildcats won twice at the Wachovia Center (now the Wells Fargo Center), an arena in which they played three times in the regular season.
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October 21, 2010 | By Charles Cieri
From the street corners of Philadelphia to the stadiums of Japan, Eddie Alvarez made his name by finishing fights. Born in Kensington, trained in Fishtown, and currently living in Northeast Philadelphia, the 26-year-old is a world champion in mixed martial arts. This hybrid combat sport combines kickboxing, wrestling, and the cage that contains it. Formerly called "cage fighting," it's now better known by its largest promoter, the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Since Pennsylvania sanctioned it in 2009, a burgeoning scene has appeared in Philadelphia, which could become the sport's East Coast hub. Mixed martial arts' object is to beat an opponent into defenselessness or force him to submit with a joint lock or choke hold.
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July 28, 2010
Comcast-Spectacor, owner and operator of the Wachovia Center, is changing the name of the 21,000-seat home of the Flyers and 76ers to the Wells Fargo Center, effective immediately, to reflect the name change in the financial institutions, company president Peter Luukko announced Tuesday. "As the owner and operator of the arena, Comcast-Spectacor is honoring the contract as it was agreed upon with the bank that the successor shall keep the naming rights of the facility," Luukko said.
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July 27, 2010 | Inquirer Staff Report
Say goodbye Wachovia Center. The arena of many names is being relabeled the Wells Fargo Center starting today. Wachovia, which owned the building's naming rights, was bought out by Wells Fargo Corp. in 2008. The 21,000-seat South Philadelphia arena - home to both the Flyers and the 76ers - opened as the Corestates Center in 1996 before becoming the First Union Center in 1998 and the Wachovia Center in 2003, as one bank swallowed up the other. Workers are slated to begin removing the Wachovia Center sign from the arena today and the transition to the Wells Fargo Fargo Center is expected to be completed by Sept.
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July 13, 2010 | Daily News Staff Report
Philadelphia has been awarded the 2014 NCAA Frozen Four. The NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Committee announced the selection today. The games will be played at the Wells Fargo Center, formerly the Wachovia Center. The Frozen Four is the NCAA hockey tournament's national semifinals and championship game. Traditionally, the semifinals are held in two sessions on the Thursday after basketball's Final Four, and the title game is played Saturday night. On the Friday night between the semis and final, a skills challenge is held, and the Hobey Baker Award is presented to the season's best player.
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July 7, 2010 | By the Inquirer Staff
The defending Eastern Conference champion Flyers announced their schedule for the 2010 preseason Tuesday, and it includes three games at the Wachovia Center. The eight-game preseason slate will start at home, with the Flyers facing the Atlantic Division rival New Jersey Devils on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. Here is the full preseason schedule: Sept. 21: New Jersey at Flyers, Wachovia Center, 7 p.m. Sept. 23: Flyers vs. Toronto at the John Labatt Centre, London, Ontario, 7 p.m. Sept.
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July 2, 2010
With the turn of the calendar from June 30 to July 1 yesterday, the Wachovia Center has become the Wells Fargo Center with the start of the new fiscal year. Wachovia, which owned the building's naming rights, was bought out by Wells Fargo Corporation effective Dec. 31, 2008. Wells Fargo now holds the naming rights at a reported cost of $1.4 million per year until the contract expires on June 30, 2023. No signage has been replaced in the building, which will publicly undergo its fourth name change transition this fall before the Flyers and 76ers begin their seasons in October.
NEWS
June 25, 2010 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
The subway station that serves Citizens Bank Park, the Wachovia Center, and Lincoln Financial Field will get its own commercial name soon. The change dumps the name of a former Philadelphia lawyer and Democratic governor of Pennsylvania in favor of a phone company. The SEPTA board of directors Thursday approved changing the name of Pattison Station to AT&T Station, in a deal valued at $5.44 million. The station is the southernmost stop on the Broad Street subway, serving the stadiums that host Philadelphia's major sports teams and many concerts.
SPORTS
June 24, 2010
NEW YORK - Do you remember the 2006 NBA draft? In an effort to appease hissed-off season ticketholders, the 76rs decided to have a party for fans at the Wachovia Center, even though they had only the 13th overall pick in an extremely suspect draft. It was lightly attended, but when NBA commissioner David Stern announced, via the television scoreboard, the Sixers had picked Thabo Sefolosha, a guard from Switzerland, the boos that resonated made the building sound like a full house.
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