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Wells Fargo Center - PA - Philadelphia, PA
Wells Fargo Center
The Wells Fargo Center is an indoor sports and entertainment arena that is located in Philadelphia, PA. As one of the busiest arenas of its kind in the entire world, this one of a kind venue consistently draws the best acts in show business. It is an iconic sports venue, acting as the home base for the National Basketball Association's Philadelphia 76ers, the National Hockey League's Philadelphia Flyers, the National Lacrosse League's Philadelphia Wings, and the Arena Football League's Philadelphia Soul.
Some of the biggest names in the music business have played sold-out shows at the Wells Fargo Center. When it first opened its doors in 1996, Philly residents were thrilled to enjoy a concert by the world-famous Ray Charles. Since then names like Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, and Guns N' Roses have all rocked this legendary venue.
The Wells Fargo Center has played host to numerous important sports events since it opened. Events like the 1998 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, the 2001 and 2002 ESPN X-Games, the 2002 NBA All-Star Weekend, the 2008 U.S. Gymnastics Championships, the 1997 and 2010 Stanley Cup Final, and the 2011 NCAA Wrestling Championships, have made the Wells Fargo Center a piece of sports history that will never fade. Today, it continues to be one of the most important sports and entertainment venues of its kind.
Guests can choose from a variety of seating options to fit their budget. In addition to having 20,318 seats for NBA and NCAA basketball, and 19,537 for NHL hockey, there are also 126 luxury suites and 1,880 club-box seats. There are also numerous restaurants and clubs (public and private) for guests to enjoy. While the event itself is what draws people to come to the venue, visitors are consistently impressed by the modern features and amenities that make this world-class venue such a treat to visit.
Getting There and Getting In
Parking & Directions
The Wells Fargo Center is located in downtown Philadelphia at 3601 S. Broad St. It is located just off of the Broad Street exit on I-95. Choosing the best route to get there depends on where you are coming from. The official Wells Fargo Center website has excellent directions that will help you to plan your trip if you are driving. Another option is to take public transportation. The SEPTA Subway station can take you to the venue, so you may want to consider parking away from the venue and then riding in. This can save you money on parking, and also help you to avoid the traffic that is common before a big event.
In order to help you to plan for the event, the Wells Fargo Center's website has a feature that will forecast the parking situation. If you see that the event that you are going to is on red alert, you should consider parking and then walking or taking public transportation, a taxi, or a limousine. If it is on green alert, you can park at the venue with confidence. A yellow alert means that you will need to use your own discretion.