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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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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.
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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.
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March 16, 2013
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 24, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Meek Mill is back. The Philadelphia rapper, brand, and all-around hip-hop presence, who marked his "homecoming" Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center, made news last year when he violated terms of his five-year probation in connection with a 2009 gun and drug conviction. Common Pleas Court Judge Genece Brinkley said he failed to get permission for out-of-town gigs, dissed his probation officer and prosecutor on Twitter, and posed for Instagram snaps holding guns. To jail he went, from July to December, leaving a lot of canceled shows in his wake.
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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.
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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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September 20, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
Villanova announced Wednesday that the men's basketball team will play three of its 2012-13 home games at the Wells Fargo Center, all against Big East opposition. The Wildcats will play Louisville on Jan. 22 and Syracuse on Jan. 26 in South Philadelphia. They will return to the Wells Fargo Center on March 6, when they close their regular season against Georgetown. With the Wells Fargo Center hosting second- and third-round games in the 2013 NCAA tournament, Villanova is limited to three regular-season games there if it wishes to remain eligible to be placed in Philadelphia by the committee in charge of selecting teams and placing them at the various locations.
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December 18, 2010 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Villanova has expanded its presence at the Wells Fargo Center this season, opting this time not to wait until the new year when the Big East schedule is in full swing to make its first trek to South Philadelphia. The 10th-ranked Wildcats (8-1) take on Delaware (5-2) Saturday night in their first of what will be seven games at the center. "I like it," Villanova coach Jay Wright said. "I know our guys like playing down there. It's a great atmosphere. "It's good that we get to play there in December.
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June 27, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Union carpenters, embroiled in a long-standing dispute with the Pennsylvania Convention Center, have promised not to interfere with the 2016 Democratic national presidential convention in Philadelphia unless . . . . . . Unless the Democratic National Committee holds events at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. "Our protests will not impact any DNC guests, affiliated groups, or visitors to Philadelphia that week in any venue where our union members are contracted to work," union leader Edward J. Coryell wrote in a letter sent Thursday to the Rev. Leah Daughtry, pastor of House of the Lord Church in Washington, and party-appointed chief executive of the convention.
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June 26, 2015
FOR THOSE who live to boo Sidney Crosby, the announcement of the Flyers' 2015-16 schedule yesterday came with a message: patience. The Flyers and Penguins play four times, as per usual, but Crosby and the Pens will not be visiting the Wells Fargo Center until March 19. The first chance to boo him on television isn't until Jan. 21. As was announced on Wednesday, the Flyers open the season at Tampa Bay on Oct. 8, followed by a game at Florida on Oct...
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June 26, 2015
SOUL AGENDA Who: Tampa Bay (6-6) at Soul (11-2) When: Tonight, 7:30 Where: Wells Fargo Center (19,500). TV/Radio: None. On the web: ESPN3.com, Soul.ArenaFootball.com/AllAccess Line: Soul -7 1/2 About the Soul: Rolled Tampa, 71-27, on May 23. It was the worst loss in franchise history . . . Quarterback Dan Raudabaugh leads the league with touchdown passes (86) and yards (3,711) and is second in completion percentage (66.7). He has thrown nine interceptions in 454 attempts.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 24, 2015 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
With the exception of the cult favorite "Temporary Secretary" from 1980's McCartney II , the song least familiar to Paul McCartney's fans during his sold-out 2 hour, 45 minute show at the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday was called "Hope for the Future. " His baby boomer fans - on average a good three decades older than the youngsters who sang along at the Firefly Festival in Dover, Del., two nights before - may not know it, but Sir Paul has been writing music for video games. Specifically for Destiny , a sci-fi first-person shooter for which he penned "Hope," a song that (naturally)
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May 8, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
ALMOST A WEEK later and Clint Dolezel is still fuming. A scuffle during Saturday's win over Portland was made even worse, the Soul's coach contends, by two undeserved ejections. One of the players tossed was Soul wide receiver Marco Thomas, who Dolezel said wasn't even part of the fight. The other player, Portland's Quincy Butler, was so irate over his ejection that he threw his helmet toward the padded sideline wall at Wells Fargo Center. Problem is, Butler missed the wall and hit a spectator sitting at field level.
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May 3, 2015
A RIGHT ANKLE injury will keep Soul linebacker Beau Bell out of today's game against visiting Portland. Bell sprained his ankle during Sunday's win at New Orleans, and coach Clint Dolezel said Bell will miss at least two games. The Soul got a spell of good news, as leading receiver Marco Thomas was back to full practice on Thursday. Thomas, the league's receiver of the year last season with Iowa, missed last week's game with a hamstring injury. Tonight's game Who: Portland (2-3)
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April 28, 2015 | By the Inquirer Staff
The Soul remained undefeated, beating the division-rival VooDoo, 55-42, Sunday night in New Orleans. The Soul (5-0) led by as many as 27 on two occasions and never trailed. Dan Raudabaugh was 18 of 25 and threw for 196 yards, five touchdowns and an interception. Soul receiver Ryan McDaniel had six catches for 56 yards and a touchdown. Xavier Boyce (59 yards, two touchdowns) and Shaun Kauleinamoku (55 yards, touchdown) were Raudabaugh's other main targets with four catches apiece.
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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...
SPORTS
April 19, 2015
What: Wild-card game. Who: Cleveland Gladiators (2-1) at the Soul (3-0). Where: Wells Fargo Center. When: Saturday at 7 p.m. TV: ESPN2 Outlook: This is the first meeting between the teams since the Gladiators defeated the Soul in the opening round of last year's playoffs, 39-37, on a field goal as time expired. . . . The Soul lead the AFL in scoring offense (62.3), passing offense (326.7) and total offense (326.7). . . . Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh has passed for a league-high 22 touchdowns and just three interceptions.
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April 18, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
In two months, the 76ers will have a chance to push the restart button on their future. With one guaranteed first-round pick and five second-rounders, the team will work out a list of prospects leading up to the draft. But with so many needs, what is the top priority for the Sixers to take the next step in their rebuilding? "In my heart of hearts, I know we have to build on our defense," coach Brett Brown said Thursday in his final news conference of the season. "That's just who we are. " One would assume that the Sixers, who finished 18-64, were in desperate need of an explosive scorer/shooter.
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