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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.
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.
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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
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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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...
SPORTS
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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August 12, 2016 | By Bob Cooney, STAFF WRITER
KEVIN DURANT may have left the Oklahoma City Thunder for greener pastures, but the Thunder still will have Russell Westbrook when they visit the Wells Fargo Center on Oct. 26 to open the Sixers' season. The NBA released the 2016-17 schedule Thursday night. Sixers fans will be able to see Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Dario Saric and company at home in five of the first six games as the team will host Atlanta, Orlando, Cleveland and Utah. LeBron James and the world champion Cavaliers will make their first visit on Saturday, Nov. 5. They also will come to town on Sunday, Nov. 27 for a 1 p.m. meeting.
NEWS
August 4, 2016
ISSUE | HOST CITY Top-notch police work A tip of the hat to the Philadelphia Police Department ("Police kept the peace," Saturday). As a former assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, I have participated in the planning of dozens of large-scale international events. In this post-9/11 era, with the threat of terrorism looming over our shoulders, Philadelphia police balanced huge security issues with the freedoms protected in this great nation. The police deserve a huge "Thank you. " and the city should be proud of their performance.
BUSINESS
July 31, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
What Democrats? That was so Thursday night. Friday was the big move-in at the Convention Center for Sunday's start of the annual meeting of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry. Dems to Chems, with the Chems due here for five days. The AACC, with 18,500 attendees, is the second-largest show booked for the whole year, just behind the DNC. The group's leaders had to agree to push back their gathering, originally scheduled for last week, so the city could accommodate the Democratic National Convention, now being dismantled around town.
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July 30, 2016 | By Aubrey Whelan, Justine McDaniel, and Caitlin McCabe, STAFF WRITERS
In the end, it was hardly Days of Rage. After protesters breached security fences, blocked entrances, and stood, hundreds strong, outside the Wells Fargo Center each night of the Democratic National Convention , police and delegates braced for another evening of raucous demonstrations as Hillary Clinton prepared to take the stage Thursday. A crowd of upwards of 500 did, indeed, swell again outside the convention site Thursday night, and chanted "Feel the Bern" near the security fences.
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July 29, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, STAFF WRITER
As President Obama addressed the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night, hundreds of protesters challenged police outside the Wells Fargo Center. At least one person was reported to have suffered burns when she caught fire from something that had been set aflame by other demonstrators. The situation developed after 11 p.m. when protesters tried to push through a gate at Pattison Avenue near Broad Street. Police pushed back and were reinforced by dozens more. Some of the protesters seemed to side with police, calling the most aggressive "bad apples," not represented of the larger group.
NEWS
July 29, 2016 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Caitlin McCabe, and Michaelle Bond, STAFF WRITERS
Hundreds of Sen. Bernie Sanders' most devoted followers vowed Wednesday to keep their political revolution alive, returning to the streets with renewed energy on the third day   of the   Democratic National Convention . For more than six hours at a plaza near City Hall, speakers including dozens of Sanders delegates yelled out to a crowd that swelled to more than 400 people. Despite pleas for unity , including one from Sanders himself, many said they would not fall in line.
NEWS
July 29, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Staff Writer
Into what alien territory has the Democratic Party landed its spaceship this week? Democrats may think Philadelphia is reliably blue, but as for those South Philly blocks that jut right up against the Wells Fargo Center? "It's all Trump here," said Donna Di Bruno, 48, a teacher and a member of the great extended cheese family. She's talking with her neighbors in the shared driveway behind their homes in the 3200 blocks of Broad and Juniper. (Don't call it an alley. They say that makes the neighborhood look bad.)
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July 29, 2016 | By Ed Barkowitz, STAFF WRITER
The residents who live in the shadow of the Wells Fargo Center are hot, and it has nothing to do with the heat wave . Call it Convention Fatigue. The traffic , the noise, the vandalism and the protesters are taking a toll. "I understand if you want to protest [and exercise] First Amendment rights, but don't be disgusting about it," said Sandra Costanzo. "They were in Marconi Park [Broad and Oregon] running around naked. There's children around here. They see that and wonder what kind of America is this.
NEWS
July 28, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
Uber, the ride-hailing app giant, clashed with drivers from Lyft and the city's cab companies Tuesday over access to the Democratic National Convention's venue. Cab and Lyft drivers accused Uber of making it difficult to drop off passengers near the Wells Fargo Center, where convention events are held. Uber has an agreement with the Democratic National Committee that granted it an exclusive Uber lounge, where passengers can wait to be picked up, and gave it rights to dispatch car service for convention VIPs, organizers said.
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July 28, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
Getting around Philadelphia on the second day of the Democratic National Convention was largely a repeat of the protests, detours, and delays that have inconvenienced the region since the event began. Once again, protests stalled service on the Broad Street Line on Tuesday afternoon from Oregon Avenue to the AT&T Station, the stop closest to the Wells Fargo Center, where the convention's evening events were held. SEPTA restored full service after 30 minutes, only to end all service between the two stations shortly before 7:30 p.m. for what officials described as security reasons.
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