Wells Fargo Center to Welcome Fans “Back to Broad Street” Beginning March 7!
After the city of Philadelphia and state of Pennsylvania lifted restrictions to allow 15% capacity at indoor sporting events, Wells Fargo Center announced today that fans will be welcomed “Back to Broad Street” for Flyers and 76ers games beginning on Sunday, March 7. Factoring in state and local regulations, NHL and NBA guidance, and the arena’s own strict health and safety protocols, Wells Fargo Center will initially be able to host approximately 3100 fans for Flyers and 76ers games. Today’s announcement comes after months of close coordination with state and city health officials, extensive, science-backed research into similar arena re-openings, and input from leading medical experts. Even with this initially limited capacity, hundreds of part-time employees will be brought back to work for each Flyers and 76ers home game. All the information about fans coming “Back to Broad Street” can be found here.
In order to attend Flyers and 76ers games, fans will be required to wear a mask at all times, complete a health assessment questionnaire, and follow social distancing rules. Click here for more information on the latest health and safety measures in place at Wells Fargo Center.
“We’ve been working around the clock to ensure that we can safely welcome Flyers and 76ers fans back to Wells Fargo Center, and we’re thrilled to open our doors to Philly sports fans once again,” said Valerie Camillo, President of Business Operations for the Philadelphia Flyers and Wells Fargo Center. “This is a big deal for our building and our teams, but it’s also an important step for our local economy. Every time the Flyers and 76ers play at home, we’ll have hundreds of part-time employees back on the job and dozens of local businesses will benefit, too, so this is a win for our entire city. We’re incredibly proud of the extensive health and safety measures we’ve put in place to make this possible, and in the weeks and months ahead, we’re committed to always putting safety first.”
“We are thrilled to finally welcome home the best fans in the world. Our team feeds off of our fans’ incredible energy, so it’s no coincidence the 76ers have been the best home team in the NBA over the last several years,” said 76ers President of Business Operations Chris Heck. “Over the past 12 months, we’ve learned many new ways to stay connected with our fans, but there’s no replacing their physical presence. We are all looking forward to the return of 76ers fans to the building as we continue our quest toward an NBA title.”
For Flyers games, ‘Inside Edge’ season ticket members will receive first priority for tickets. For more information on purchasing tickets for Flyers games, click here.
For information on buying tickets for 76ers games, click here.
Even with a restricted capacity, returning fans back to Wells Fargo Center would allow hundreds of part-time employees to return to work. When the arena is open at full capacity, approximately two thousand employees are on the job at each Flyers and 76ers home game.
Over the last year, Wells Fargo Center has undergone a comprehensive health and safety transformation, and the arena can now meet or exceed health and safety requirements for restaurants, casinos, and museums, all of which have already opened in Philadelphia. Earlier this year, the venue was awarded the WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management, a widely-respected, evidence-based, third-party verified rating of the venue’s health and safety protocols. The arena also recently completed an $11 million renovation of its HVAC systems, installing a new, state-of-the-art air filtration system that replaces all the air in the arena’s seating bowl every 30 minutes.
With input from health experts and extensive research into more than twenty other arenas across the United States that have welcomed back fans without significant COVID outbreaks, Wells Fargo Center has installed dozens of new health and safety protocols, including contactless ticket scanning, mobile food and beverage ordering, contactless parking payment, and more. Visit BackToBroadStreet.com to read about all the steps Wells Fargo Center has taken to keep fans safe.