Philadelphia 76ers Home Arena
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Capacity: 20,444 seats
Mascot: Hip-Hop the Rabbit
Dance Team: Sixers Dancers
Draft Beer: $
Hot Dog: $
Wells Fargo Center
3601 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Arena Parking: $
NBA Basketball Arena Review - Wells Fargo Center
The Philadelphia 76ers are one of the more exciting basketball teams in the league, and their home stadium exudes that same kind of passion and intensity that only a Philadelphia-based sports venue can provide. Walking into a 76ers home game is an experience that will forever change a person. No one is more passionate about their sports than the Philadelphia sports fan, and the Wells Fargo Center is filled to the brim with 20,000 screaming fans on a nightly basis, as the Philadelphia 76ers are one of the hottest acts in town.
The building itself was constructed in 1996, and also plays host to the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers. A very modern-looking structure, the Wachovia Center is one of the best arenas in the NBA in terms of amenities and overall hospitality, which is evident the moment you step in the door. At a cost of $206 million, the Wells Fargo Center was built as part of the South Philadelphia Sports Complex, which also is the site for Lincoln Financial Field and Citizens Bank Park. Its location on S. Broad St. provides a great opportunity for visitors that are arriving both by personal and public transportation the opportunity to have easy access to the building. Whether you are arriving from 76 East or I-95 South, there are many different entrance points to the Wachovia Center. Most fans typically park in the Wells Fargo Center Parking lot which is located adjacent to the building, which limits the amount of walking that needs to be done both before and after the game.
The first thing to catch your eye as you enter the main bowl are the jerseys that hang from the rafters commemorating great 76er legends like Moses Malone, Julius Erving, Charles Barkley, and Wilt Chamberlain. Channeling the ghosts of former greats quickly sets the mood for what is sure to be an incredible night of basketball, as the 76ers look to regain their relevancy in the NBA's Eastern Conference. Fans also might be interested in the 76ers Zone with a level of interactivity that really allows the individual to take a step through time to see the evolution of the 76ers organization.
The Wells Fargo Center also features four in-house restaurants that are open to the public for people to choose from when they are looking to satisfy their appetites before the big game. The Cadillac Grille provides a classy ambiance that only the Cadillac brand can accentuate. Philadelphia Park Sports Bar gives visitors the opportunity to sit back and enjoy their favorite cocktail while watching a game on one of the many big-screen televisions situated throughout the lounge. The AT&T Pavilion along with P.J. Whelihan's Pub provide more of the traditional bar type of experience complete with some of the best food and beverages available throughout the Wells Fargo Center.
If you're looking for a restaurant outside the confines of the Wells Fargo Center, look no further than the Philadelphia cheesesteak haven that is Dalessandro's Steaks. This location remains open until midnight, so you will be able to satisfy your late-night craving after taking in the ruckus action of 76ers basketball. Other places that offer great Philly cheesesteak sandwiches are Pat's King of Steaks and Geno's Steaks. These two locales are located right across the street from one another, which always sparks the ageless debate amongst Philadelphia natives as to who makes the best cheesesteak in the city of Philly. The cheesesteak is legendary in the city of Philadelphia and has spawned many different family-owned businesses and chain fast food restaurants that claim to specialize in making the ultimate cheesesteak. If you're looking for a more traditional dining experience, Django in downtown Philadelphia provides a great setting to get old-fashioned American dishes at an affordable price.
Several area attractions also provide must-see opportunities when in the area of the Wells Fargo Center. The Liberty Bell is, of course, one of the most popular historic monuments in all of Philadelphia, and it is adjacent to Independence Hall, which is another great attraction that Philly offers. The famous Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the largest art museums in the world, it's front entrance is also where Rocky Balboa famously ran the steps during training. These steps are known today as the Rocky Steps, and you can also find a Rocky Balboa statue at the Museum that commemorates the legendary movie character and provides a great photo opportunity for friends and family.
76ers have one of the more storied histories of all the teams in the
NBA, and visiting the Wells Fargo Center allows you to embrace the
historical greatness that is offered by the attractions located
inside its doors. Even casual NBA fans will appreciate what the
Wells Fargo Center has to offer - a great basketball experience for all