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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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April 15, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cal Heeter made a forgettable NHL debut Sunday as the Flyers ended their regular season with a 6-5 shootout loss to Carolina at the Wells Fargo Center. But in more important goaltender news, the Flyers (42-30-10) believe Steve Mason, who was injured in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win in Pittsburgh, will be able to start Game 1 of the first-round playoff series against New York on Thursday. "He's doing better," coach Craig Berube said after the Flyers finished with 94 points, two behind the second-place Rangers in the Metropolitan Division.
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April 10, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THIS WEEK, Philly will be invaded by fans from schools competing in the Frozen Four NCAA ice hockey championships that will be held tomorrow and Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center. We'd like nothing better than to give them a real Philly experience. Send then home saying "yo" and "wudder. " There are, of course, the obvious places to visit: Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and the Rocky statue. But hey, a guy's gotta eat. We figure the fans from Boston College, North Dakota, Minnesota and Union College already know about Pat's and Geno's cheesesteak emporiums.
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April 5, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
After he was named the game's second star Thursday night, former Flyers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky skated onto the Wells Fargo Center ice, waved his stick to the fans, and saluted them by clapping his hands and pointing. "I appreciate this organization and the fans - it was a huge two years here for me," Bobrovsky said after leading close-checking Columbus to a critical 2-0 win over the Flyers. "I wanted to thank them. " Since the Flyers sent him to Columbus two seasons ago, Bobrovsky has won the Vezina Trophy as the league's top goalie and starred for Russia in this year's Olympics.
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April 3, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
WHEN Boston College takes the ice next week for the Frozen Four, it will not mark the first time its star forward, Johnny Gaudreau, has skated at the Wells Fargo Center. His first competitive game, sure. But to say the Carneys Point, N.J., native has never played at the Flyers' arena would be inaccurate. "I got to, when I was younger, play with the Mites on Ice in between periods," Gaudreau revealed yesterday, "but that's about all I got the chance to play in Wells Fargo. I went to a ton of games growing up, was always a big Flyers fan. So I'm excited to get back there and finally get a chance to play in the arena.
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April 1, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
JOHNNY HOCKEY is coming home. Boston College hockey star and South Jersey native Johnny Gaudreau helped the Eagles advance last night to Philadelphia's first Frozen Four, set for April 10 and 12 at the Wells Fargo Center. In addition to Boston College, top-seeded Minnesota, Union College (New York) and North Dakota will compete in Philly for a Division I men's ice hockey championship. Boston College and Union, the tournament's Nos. 2 and 3 overall seeds, will play in one April 10 semifinal with Minnesota and North Dakota competing in the other.
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March 31, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Flyers will try to avenge one of their ugliest losses of the season Sunday afternoon when they host arguably the NHL's best team, the Boston Bruins. Boston is on a 14-0-1 run and hasn't lost a road game in regulation since Jan. 9, a 4-2 defeat in Los Angeles. The Bruins scored three power-play goals, chased starter Flyers goalie Steve Mason, and rolled to a 6-1 win when the teams met at the Wells Fargo Center on Jan. 25. "Obviously our last game against them wasn't as planned," captain Claude Giroux said.
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March 29, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
HOUSTON - Things have gone from bad to tied for worst for the 76ers. They matched the record for consecutive losses by a U.S. professional team Thursday night with their 26th defeat in a row. The Houston Rockets beat them, 120-98, at the Toyota Center. They equaled the futility run established by the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1976 and 1977 seasons. The Cleveland Cavaliers tied that record and a set an NBA mark with 26 straight losses during the 2010-11 season. The Sixers have not won since Evan Turner's buzzer-beater bested the Boston Celtics on Jan. 29. "It's definitely tough taking . . . loss after loss," said Thaddeus Young, whose team is a game behind the Milwaukee Bucks (14-58)
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March 28, 2014
THE ZAC EFRON beat-down story draws curiouser and curiouser. According to the sentinels of truth at TMZ, the "High School Musical" actor is actually a hero - at least according to Efron's unnamed bodyguard, who claimed his boss saved his ever-lovin' hide. Efron told the cops he and his security guy were headed to grab a bite to eat in downtown El Lay early Sunday when their car ran out of gas. And as any rational person would do in that situation, one of them tossed a bottle out the car window.
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March 26, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Shaggy Flyers winger Jake Voracek thrust his arms into the air after tipping in Scott Hartnell's third-period floater from the point, somehow tying a game that seemingly belonged to the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night. But a little over two minutes later, Dwight King converted a two-on-one with Slava Voynov midway through the final period, giving Los Angeles a 3-2 victory at the Wells Fargo Center and ending the Flyers' season-best five-game winning streak. "We gave ourselves a chance to win the game in the third period, but we didn't play a very good first and second period," said winger Matt Read, who got the Flyers within 2-1 with a goal 29 seconds into the final period.
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March 25, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the first time since they have been with the Los Angeles Kings, Jeff Carter and Mike Richards - forwards who used to be the faces of the Flyers - will play together as visitors at the Wells Fargo Center on Monday. "You see them off the ice in the summer, and it's almost like you want to get ready together for the season," Flyers winger Scott Hartnell said. Carter was sent to Columbus and Richards was traded to Los Angeles in bombshell 2011 deals. The Kings later acquired Carter, reuniting him with his close friend, Richards.
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