The arena where you watch the Philadelphia Flyers play continues to undergo a massive renovation this summer.
The Wells Fargo Center opened its doors to the media Thursday to show some of the behind-the-scenes work. In all, owner Comcast Spectacor is investing $400 million on the arena’s 46,000-square-foot transformation project. The project is fully funded by Comcast Spectacor.
In a press release from Comcast Spectacor, current work on the Event Level includes construction of new, state of the art locker rooms for the Flyers and Sixers, upgraded weight and cardio rooms, state of the art medical facilities, including a trauma center, top of the line family spaces for both teams and other amenities for fans.
“Over 16,000 square feet dedicated to new facilities for both the 76ers and Flyers,” according to the release. This is one of the final phases of the arena’s overall renovation.
The WFC already has invested $16 million into the Entry Level, which includes construction of the Shift4 Club, an ice-side and court-side club, according to the release.
The project is scheduled for completion in the fall.
The work continues as the Sixers continue to explore building a new arena in Center City.
World Cup of Hockey was the first event at the building — then called the CoreStates Center — on Aug. 31, 1996. Flyers forward John LeClair scored the first goal at the Center as Team USA defeated Team Canada, 5-3.
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