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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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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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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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May 9, 2013 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
PROMINENT AREA businessman Marty Judge has been the driving force behind a unique Army-Navy indoor football game for veterans that will be played June 22 after the Soul's game at the Wells Fargo Center. The purpose of the game is to bring attention to the difficulties members of the armed services have trying to re-enter the workforce. Judge also is a part owner of the Soul. Former Navy quarterback Ricky Dobbs already has promised his support. There will be tryouts leading up to the game, including this Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center.
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September 18, 2010 | By MIKE KERN, kernm@phillynews.com
Villanova's basketball team, which opens the season at the Pavilion against Bucknell on Nov. 12, will play seven times at the Wells Fargo Center, including five Big East games. That would be the most games the Wildcats will have taken to South Philadelphia in one winter. They're going off campus to host conference opponents Louisville (Jan. 12), Georgetown (Jan. 29), West Virginia (Feb. 5), Syracuse (Feb. 21) and St. John's (Feb. 26). Delaware (Dec. 18) and Maryland (Jan. 15) will also make play at the Wells Fargo Center.
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February 22, 2015 | By Evan Cross, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brett Brown will remember hearing about the Michael Carter-Williams trade for a long time. The head coach was in his office Thursday when Sam Hinkie walked in. Hinkie had a trade on the table that involved shipping out Carter-Williams, and the general manager believed the trade was a good move. "You take a deep breath and you listen and you make him repeat it," Brown said before Friday night's game. "You ask him to repeat it. 'Do you really think that this deal is going to move us forward?
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February 21, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Put a fork in the Flyers. That's what most fans are probably thinking after the Flyers did the inexplicable Thursday night at the stunned Wells Fargo Center: They lost to a woeful Buffalo team that had just three wins in a little more than two months. Buffalo 3. Flyers 2. In a shootout. Brian Flynn scored the game-winner, giving the Sabres a 7-2 record in shootouts. The Flyers fell to 2-7 in shootouts. Buffalo, the NHL's worst team, entered the night with three wins since Dec. 16, going 3-21-2 in 26 games.
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February 16, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Kyle Lowry is no longer one of the NBA's most underrated players. For proof, tune in Sunday night to the NBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden. The Toronto Raptors point guard was voted into the starting lineup for the Eastern Conference. This moment has been a long time coming for Lowry, a Philadelphia native. "It's been exciting. It's been crazy," he said of the all-star festivities. "I know long days. But it's been worth it, especially being my first time. I'm just super excited to be here right now. " The former standout at Villanova and Cardinal Dougherty High School also participated Saturday night in the skills challenge at the Barclays Center.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2015 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Celebrate your love of the prehistoric during a two-day festival of fossils this weekend at the annual Paleopalooza at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Buddy the T-Rex from TV's Dinosaur Train will roam the halls - and so will another T-Rex, Eddy, the academy's mascot. Visitors can meet paleontologists, see them at work, and get answers to questions on the festival's three floors of fossil fun. Kids can try juggling ancient artifacts while learning about them from fossil juggler Randy Lyons.
NEWS
February 12, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
It didn't take long for Brooklyn's convention machine to try to capitalize on the Convention Center's court order against union carpenters who allegedly harassed attendees and vandalized vehicles at the 2015 Philadelphia Auto Show over the weekend. "Antiunion," said one New York union official involved in helping Brooklyn in its bid to beat Philadelphia and Columbus, Ohio, to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The Democratic Party, known for its strong union ties, is expected to decide "by mid-month" which city will land the convention with its millions of dollars of economic impact, a party spokeswoman said Tuesday.
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February 8, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
BOSTON - He's 34 with a bad left knee. In basketball dog years that combination usually means closing in on rocking-chair time. But 76ers guard Jason Richardson, who's been sidelined since January 2013, makes it sound like this won't be his final season. "I still got a few years left," said Richardson, who is in the final year of his contract. "Two years off that helps your body. That's two years I'm not playing 90 games with the preseason games [included]. I think I have a few years left in me. " After the kneecap injury, Richardson suffered a stress fracture in his right foot in October while rehabilitating his left knee.
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February 6, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
AS WE ENTER the closing month of the regular season, Villanova is about to embark on the most treacherous stretch of its journey yet. On Saturday, the seventh-ranked Wildcats (20-2, 7-2 Big East) get No. 24 Georgetown at the Wells Fargo Center. The same Georgetown that beat them by 20 points in Washington on Jan. 19. Then on Wednesday they're at Providence, which was 16-6, 6-3 going into last night's late game at G-town (15-6, 7-3). The Wildcats needed double overtime to survive up there last season.
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February 6, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
When LeBron James is taking notice, you know you're doing something right. The Cavaliers star was reportedly speaking highly of the 76ers' effort last week before his team defeated the Sixers on Monday. It's part of a slowly changing perception of the Sixers from an easy win on opponents' schedules to a tough team to beat. The Sixers (11-39) are now regarded as a respectable group that plays hard, and if you don't match their intensity they can beat you. The Denver Nuggets were the latest to find out in a 105-98 loss to the Sixers on Tuesday at the Wells Fargo Center.
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February 4, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
SHHHHHHHHHH, Marc Farzetta is sleeping. And deservedly so. Farzetta capped a wild weekend that started with the Wing Bowl and ended with the Super Bowl. He didn't get back from Phoenix until yesterday afternoon and then he went directly to WIP, where he worked until 2 this morning. An avid schedule-maker, Farzetta has just one entry on his to- do list for Feb. 3: "Sleep. " The 32-year-old is a host and update anchor at the all-sports radio station. He's also a self-described "Wingettes coordinator" and served as an associate producer for NBC at Super Bowl 49. His "weekend" began on Thursday at the Wing Bowl weigh-in at Chickie's & Pete's, where he was in charge of organizing the Wingettes.
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January 31, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Last season the 76ers, who usually keep their opinions to themselves, made it known about their affinity for Andrew Wiggins before the NBA draft. The high flier from Kansas was taken first by the Cleveland Cavaliers, who traded him to Minnesota in a three-team deal that included the Sixers. Drafting third, the Sixers selected Wiggins' Kansas teammate, center Joel Embiid, who has not played this season because of a foot injury. Wiggins will make his first appearance in Philadelphia on Friday when the Timberwolves visit the Wells Fargo Center.
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