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June 24, 2016 | By Julia Terruso, Staff Writer
Construction is underway at the Wells Fargo Center 33 days out from the Democratic National Convention. Work on the arena, which was also transformed in 2000 to host the Republican National Convention, will get the bulk of the $84 million being raised for the big event July 25 to 28. Organizers held a news conference at the center Wednesday, as construction workers sawed through pieces of wood near a ketchup and mustard station and another crew...
SPORTS
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
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2015 | By Elliott Sharp, For The Inquirer
Shania Twain delivered a thrilling, career-spanning concert when her Rock This Country tour stopped Wednesday at Wells Fargo Center. It was a bittersweet night for her fans, though, because they knew they'd never see the "Queen of Country Pop" wrap her fingers around a microphone, throw her hair back, look up to the heavens, and belt out the big hits - or any songs - on stage again. This was the last time. Ever. If we believe the announcement Twain made on Good Morning America earlier this year - and it's reasonable to be skeptical, since many artists retire, and then come back for one last cash-grabbing hurrah - this is the 49-year-old Canadian's final tour.
SPORTS
November 10, 2011
LEGENDARY BOXER Joe Frazier will lie in state tomorrow and Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center, a source confirmed to the Daily News. Fans may pay their respects to the former champion, who died Monday of liver cancer at age 67, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. "This will be an opportunity for his many fans, supporters and boxing lovers from around the world to pay their final respects to Joe Frazier," his family said in a release. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2800 W. Cheltenham Ave., where a viewing will be held at 9 a.m. Donations in his memory may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 8400 Silver Crossing, Oklahoma City, Okla.
NEWS
March 16, 2013
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BUSINESS
July 23, 2015 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Staff Writer
Forget that Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is expected to miss next season due to a bone in his right foot being broken - again. If you go to a game, you'll at least find a new player at the food concession: Lee's Hoagie House. The Southampton, Bucks County-based chain has reached a deal for the next year to operate two stands at the Wells Fargo Center for all events - sports, entertainment and other, including the Democratic National Convention in July 2016, said Jon Waxman, corporate vice president of Lee's Hoagie House Franchise Group.
SPORTS
October 13, 2011 | BY BOB COONEY, cooneyb@phillynews.com
ALL OF A SUDDEN, the Wells Fargo Center has become an available venue. With the NBA canceling the first 2 weeks of the regular season over the lack of a collective bargaining agreement, with possibly more to follow, there will be some free time between Flyers home games and concerts there. Yesterday, Comcast-Spectacor president and chief operating officer Peter Luukko outlined what the building's future may hold. "We remain optimistic that we will have an NBA season," Luukko said in a statement.
NEWS
April 26, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
McCartney returns!   Paul McCartney . Y'know, he did that duet with Kanye West earlier this year? The upstart will play Philly for the first time in five years, taking over the Wells Fargo Center on June 21. Massive Macca fans will be able to see him twice in one week if they plan to hit up the Dover, Del.'s Firefly Music Fest on June 19 in Dover, Del. Tickets will go on sale at noon Friday, May 1.   Trenton man does a...
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July 16, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
A Social Security office on South Broad Street close to the Wells Fargo Center will be closed during the Democratic National Convention, though other nearby businesses say they plan to remain open. Social Security officials said the office at 3336 S. Broad St. will be closed from July 25 to 28 because of the expected DNC-related road closures and heavy traffic. The office will reopen at 9 a.m. July 29. "The street closures and rerouted traffic will make it difficult for our employees as well as the public to access the office," District Manager Joan Permar said in a statement.
BUSINESS
July 14, 2016 | By Bob Fernandez, Staff Writer
Twenty-five miles of new fiber. That's the high-speed wiring that Comcast Corp. has wrapped around the Wells Fargo Center for the Super Bowl-class media event of live video streaming and selfies at the Democratic National Convention later this month in South Philadelphia. Comcast announced Tuesday - no surprise here - that it will be the official "broadband and telecommunications provider" for the political event that will likely nominate Hillary Clinton as the Democratic presidential candidate.
NEWS
July 14, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
Hillary Clinton's campaign is planning an event on Independence Mall the day after the Democratic National Convention ends. The Clinton campaign has been granted a public assembly permit for part of Independence National Historical Park on July 29, according to the National Park Service. A list of permits approved for the park during the DNC says the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's campaign has a permit for part of the grounds from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. The convention is slated to take place at the Wells Fargo Center from July 25 to 28. The permit for the former secretary of state's campaign is for the grass lawn near the Liberty Bell, between Chestnut and Market Streets from 5th to 6th. A park service spokesman said the agency had no additional details about the event the campaign is planning.
BUSINESS
July 2, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
Efforts to legalize such services as UberX in Philadelphia are taking a summer break. Pennsylvania state legislators said Thursday a long-gestating bill that would establish a regulatory framework for ride hailing through apps would not be voted on before the legislature took its summer recess. It will likely be reconsidered in September, lawmakers said. "There just isn't time in the present session," said state Rep. Robert Godshall. Companies such as Uber and Lyft are active in Philadelphia, but the city is the only place in the state where they do business without regulatory oversight.
NEWS
June 24, 2016 | By Julia Terruso, Staff Writer
Construction is underway at the Wells Fargo Center 33 days out from the Democratic National Convention. Work on the arena, which was also transformed in 2000 to host the Republican National Convention, will get the bulk of the $84 million being raised for the big event July 25 to 28. Organizers held a news conference at the center Wednesday, as construction workers sawed through pieces of wood near a ketchup and mustard station and another crew...
BUSINESS
June 8, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
Philadelphia's building trades unions have signed an agreement promising not to strike or conduct work stoppages during July's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The agreement, convention officials say, covers the Wells Fargo Center, where the main events of the convention will be held. "Several hundred of our highly trained tradesmen and tradeswomen will be working seamlessly and around the clock to put together this amazing show in just seven weeks," union leader John Dougherty said in a statement.
NEWS
May 27, 2016
THE DAUGHTER SAYS she wants to visit in July. "What can I get ready?" I ask. Bail money, she jokes. She's in Bernie's bag and is coming to visit her old Dad, but mainly to be outside the Wells Fargo Center to keep the Democratic National Convention fair, which is like keeping pro wrestling honest. Sanders has promised(?), suggested(?), threatened(?) that the convention will be "messy" if he's shut out. What does that mean? In the committees? On the convention floor? On Broad Street?
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, Staff Writer
Bad news for the casino business often means good news for music fans. That is, when the gambling industry is hit hard, the usual prescription for bringing bodies to town means beefing up entertainment options. This summer in Atlantic City is no different. The last two years each featured two mega-concerts on the beach, with the likes of Blake Shelton and Lady Antebellum. This year, there will be six, with the two announced so far keeping it country with Toby Keith (see below) and Florida Georgia Line on Sept.
NEWS
May 1, 2016 | By Erin Arvedlund, Staff Writer
Pearl Jam's opening show in a two-night stint turned into a family affair Thursday at the Wells Fargo Center, with lead singer Eddie Vedder serenading a young couple who'd gotten married there, as well as a young boy with autism, and a 13-year-old celebrating his birthday - at his first Pearl Jam concert. The set list started with walk-on music "Master/Slave" as the grunge-rock super-band took the stage at 8:38 p.m. before a nearly sold-out crowd. The band was slated to return to the Wells Fargo on Friday night.
SPORTS
April 30, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
Reviewing the Flyers' 2015-16 season, one that included lots of grit, lots of good moments, and, sadly, the death of the man most responsible for the franchise's birth, Ed Snider.   Best moments. An emotional Lauren Hart, holding a phone, sang "God Bless America" to the sold-out Wells Fargo Center crowd while FaceTiming an ailing Snider in California on April 9. The Flyers then beat the hated Penguins, 3-1, to clinch a playoff spot on the next-to-last day of the regular season.
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