The Wells Fargo Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Philadelphia. It serves as the home of the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL), the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL), and the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League (NLL). The capacity of the Wells Fargo Center varies depending on the event. For hockey games, the capacity is 20,306.

The Wells Fargo Center was originally called Spectrum II and was completed in 1996. It was built on the former site of John F. Kennedy Stadium at a cost of $210 million, largely privately financed, though the city and state helped to pay for the local infrastructure.

Since opening, it has been known by several different names through naming rights deals and bank mergers, including CoreStates Center from 1996 to 1998, First Union Center from 1998 to 2003, and Wachovia Center from 2003 to 2010. Since 2010, naming rights have been held by financial services company Wells Fargo, after their acquisition of Wachovia.

Philadelphia Flyers Wells Fargo Centre 2023

How to Get to Philadelphia

The nearest major airport to Wells Fargo Center is Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), which is about 7 miles away. There are plenty of direct flight options from London Heathrow (LHR) to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) with a flight time of 8 hours and 50 minutes.

If you are already in the US and looking to travel to/from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, then you have the choice of most US domestic airlines including Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Frontier Airlines, Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airways and WestJet.

Public Transport

The Wells Fargo Center is a 6-minute walk from the NRG Station, which is served by the Broad Street Line. This is the best route to all games at the South Philadelphia Sports Complex, and SEPTA also offers a Sports Express service for major events. Bus lines 4 and 17 also stop at the NRG Station. You could also make use of apps such as Moovit to get real-time directions to the Wells Fargo Center using public transportation.

Rideshare services such as Uber or Lyft are also available in the vicinity with a dedicated drop off zone located in Lot T.

Philadelphia Mass Transit Map SEPTA

Staying in Philadelphia

Beyond the Airbnb and Sonder options there are many hotels nearby to suit all budgets, which can be booked directly or via one of the hotel reservation booking sites. Some popular options include Live Casino & Hotel – Philadelphia, which is a 3.5-star hotel with free parking, free WiFi, and a restaurant. Another option is the Radisson Hotel Philadelphia, PA, which is a 3-star hotel with free WiFi, a restaurant, and a 24-hour fitness centre.

Some areas to stay in South Philadelphia include Bella Vista and Queen Village. These neighbourhoods are residential but are full of destinations that even locals cannot pass up.

Philadelphia Flyers Tickets

The Philadelphia Flyers sell their tickets via Ticketmaster.

The official ticket partner for the NHL is Ticketmaster.

Here are links to the main ticket resale sites. Click on the link, which will open up a new window, and you can compare the prices on the different ticket resell sites, bearing in mind that the prices shown are before the selling platform fees are added, so take time to have a read of my tips to Buying Tickets in North America.

I recommend downloading the team’s Mobile App to your phone as it contains much Gameday information for the stadium.

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