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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.
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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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
With his deep, talky vocals, grandiose musicality, and catalog of hits, Neil Diamond has a special foothold in the marketplace, on showy display Sunday night at the Wells Fargo Center. He was a swinging pop songwriter of the 1960s Brill Building era, a self-conscious post-folkie poet in the late '60s and early '70s, a prince of schmaltz and king of AOR soft rock in the late '70s through the '90s, and a journeyman who returned to his roots in the 2000s. His Melody Road of 2014 recalls his Technicolor arrangements and dramatic anthems of the '70s, the pomp of Hot August Night . He reminded Sunday's audience that that album was from 43 years ago - then launched into the weird, winding baroque of "Crunchy Granola Suite" and the quasi-gospel piano of "Holly Holy.
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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.
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.
SPORTS
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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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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April 17, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
IN THEIR THREE games last year, Cleveland was the baby and the Soul was the diaper. Each time, the Soul had a late lead against its division rival and each time, the Gladiators strutted off with the win. Those losses lingered like a trash bin filled with rotting seafood. "A lot of times last year, we fell short and our record [9-9] reflected that," defensive lineman Bryan Robinson said. "This year, we're trying to stay on ourselves about going the extra mile, doing the extra work.
SPORTS
April 15, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Michael Carter-Williams received one of the best receptions of his NBA career on Monday night. He then promptly turned in probably his most gratifying performance this season. Carter-Williams scored a game-high 30 points to go with five assists, five rebounds, three steals and a block against his former team as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the 76ers, 107-97. The victory came in Carter-Williams' first return to Wells Fargo Center since his trade on Feb. 19. There were some scattered boos.
SPORTS
April 13, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
CHICAGO - Nerlens Noel doesn't plan to shut things down before Wednesday's season finale against the Miami Heat at the Wells Fargo Center. The 76ers rookie power forward/center suffered a game-ending right-ankle sprain in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's home loss to the Washington Wizards. He sat out Saturday night against the Chicago Bulls. "I think I will be good to play right before the season ends if I do feel good enough," he said Saturday. "We are just going to take it day by day. " Noel has been undergoing around-the-clock treatment on his ankle since the injury.
SPORTS
April 12, 2015
What: Arena Football League Who: Jacksonville Sharks (0-2) at Soul (2-0). Where: Wells Fargo Center. When: Sunday, 4 p.m. TV: Comcast SportsNet Outlook: Soul QB Dan Raudabaugh has passed for 14 touchdowns in the team's first two victories and has been named athletic offensive player of the game twice. . . . The game is a homecoming for former Soul players Derrick Ross, Tiger Jones and Wayne Tribue. . . . The Sharks have lost their first two games by a combined total of two points.
NEWS
April 8, 2015 | BY BOB STEWART, Daily News Staff Writer stewarr@phillynews.com, 215-854-4890
CARPENTERS UNION boss Ed Coryell is urging Democratic leaders across the nation to avoid the Pennsylvania Convention Center during the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. In letters that went out Thursday to each of the 50 state Democratic committees, Coryell asked party honchos to "not plan or schedule any of your 2016 DNC events or functions at the Pennsylvania Convention Center" because of "unfair labor practices. " "We're asking our allies to stand with [us]"
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April 7, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
THE VIDEO tribute began to roll during the final television timeout yesterday and as soon as Paul Devorski's name flashed on the big screen, boos rained down from all corners of Wells Fargo Center. Devorski was just glad the video didn't play earlier in the third period with fans still hot and bothered after Jake Voracek's 10-minute misconduct. "They said it was coming and they were going to do it right at the start of the third," Devorski said. "The fans were kind of restless right then, so they held off until near the end. It worked out pretty good.
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