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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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December 14, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - It's always something, especially when you are the 76ers. They finally appeared to fix their three-point offense and foul shooting, but something else popped up - an inability to defend the post. Sound familiar? It's when the Sixers defenders stand around, seemingly unaware of what's going on. And their three-point shooting?  On occasion, they are red-hot from long-range in the first half only to go ice cold after intermission. All those things happened Friday night in the Brooklyn Nets' 88-70 victory at Barclays Center.
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December 1, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The waiter suggested to the 20-something guys at Xfinity Live, across the parking lot from the Wells Fargo Center before a recent 76ers game, that maybe they'd want to do some shots - "could help in the second quarter. " Inside the Wells Fargo Center during a Sixers game night, you'll hear the "Tankadelphia" jokes, the suggestions for pregame fan tryouts to create interest and even beef up the squad as the Sixers pile up losses, no end in sight. You don't really hear fans inside actively rooting for the Sixers to lose.
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November 30, 2014 | BY SHAMUS CLANCY, Daily News Staff Writer clancys@phillynews.com
THE 0-15 SIXERS suffered another loss this week, one that won't show up in the team's record. They will be without leading scorer Tony Wroten (17.9 points per game) for at least a week after he sprained his right knee during Wednesday's home loss to the Brooklyn Nets, even though he finished the contest. The team will re-evaluate the hime on Dec. 5 and make another prognosis at that time. Besides leading the team in scoring, Wroten is also the top Sixer in assists (6.3) and steals (1.9)
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November 28, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
THEIR SIXTH loss in seven games served as yet another example of what Ron Hextall views as the Flyers' most prominent issue. Wednesday's 5-2 loss at Detroit featured stretches of good play, but a lack of consistency throughout all 60 minutes- on an individual level and on a team basis - is what concerns the first-year general manager. "We've got to respond better to adversity," Hextall said after the yesterday morning's practice at the Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees. "When things don't go our way, we need to continue to push.
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November 26, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer| narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
ON A SWELTERING July morning in 1948, President Harry Truman stood inside Convention Hall in University City, accepted the Democratic nomination, and promised to win the election and "make these Republicans like it. " He also used the word "poppycock. " Yesterday, officials announced that Philadelphia is one step closer to hosting the Democratic National Convention again, in 2016, as it was named as one of three finalists along with Columbus, Ohio, and New York City. "Since our first planning meetings 15 months ago, I and a small group of dedicated Philadelphians have worked for this day," Congressman Bob Brady said in a statement yesterday after the announcement was made.
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November 21, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
The real problem with circling games on the calendar for a team desperately trying to find a win is that the other guy is always circling the same game. If the Boston Celtics looked like a team that might be beatable as the 76ers prepared for Wednesday night's game, imagine what the Sixers looked like to them. Boston had lost three in a row before getting to the Wells Fargo Center, which isn't very good, but it can't compare to being 0-for-the-season and trying to change that with a roster that was constructed with that very goal in mind.
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November 19, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The NCAA has awarded the 2016 East Regional for men's basketball to Philadelphia, marking the fifth time the Wells Fargo Center will host the event. The announcement came Monday, when the NCAA Division I men's basketball committee disclosed the sites for preliminary rounds and regionals from 2016 through 2018. The 2016 regional semifinals and finals, which will be played on March 25 and 27, will be hosted by La Salle. The Philadelphia Sports Congress estimated that about 5,000 room nights and $10 million in economic impact would be generated for the city.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 2014 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
It was a cold and miserable November night, and the traffic getting to the Wells Fargo Center was brutal. And all Stevie Wonder was going to do, anyway, was play a 38-year-old album from start to finish. What's the big deal? Wouldn't it have been easier just to stay home, punch up Songs in the Key of Life on the sound system, and nurse your Eagles wounds on the sofa? That would have been the wrong move, because the show the 64-year-old musical marvel put on Sunday night more than lived up to its billing as the concert event of the season.
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November 12, 2014 | BY JONATHAN TAKIFF, Daily News Staff Writer takiffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5960
  S TEVIE WONDER - just announced as a 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient - makes a rare appearance this Sunday, at the Wells Fargo Center. Better still, he'll devote the gig to recreating his 38-years-young "Songs in the Key of Life" mega-album. Helping him out: expect singer India.Arie, a large string section and at least 20 other musicians. How great is all this? Let's count the ways. After seizing artistic control of his career from Motown in the early 1970s, the former "Little Stevie" Wonder set out to prove his mettle.
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November 8, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Colorado forwards Danny Briere and Max Talbot will return to the Wells Fargo Center to face their former Flyers teammates on Saturday night. Briere, 37, is especially ecstatic to return because he finally gets a chance to be with his three boys, ages 13, 15 and 16. Briere has joint custody, and the boys are being cared for by a nanny in his Haddonfield home. "The longest part of the season is from the beginning of camp to this first trip to Philly," said Briere, who has three points in 10 games but has been a healthy scratch for the last five games.
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