- Address: 3601 South Broad Street, Philadelphia
- Country: United States
- Capacity: 20,000
- Opened: 13 August 1996
- Main use: Basketball, box lacrosse, ice hockey
- Tenants: Philadelphia 76ers (basketball), Philadelphia Flyers (ice hockey), Philadelphia Wings (box lacrosse)
Extra stadium info – Wells Fargo Center
The construction of the venue, which opened with a concert, started in 1994. Its construction costs were $210 million. The Wells Fargo Center is named after a financial services company from the United States. The arena was known as the CoreStates Center between 1996 and 1998, the First Union Center between 1998 and 2003 and the Wachovia Center between 2003 and 2010. The Wells Fargo Center is known as a venue for several events, like arena football, basketball, box lacrosse, concerts, esports, ice hockey, political events and wrestling.
The South Philadelphia Sports Complex
The Wells Fargo Center is part of the South Philadelphia Sports Complex. The most popular sports clubs from Philadelphia played home games at the sports complex. In 2003, the new home of the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League and the American football team of the Temple Owls opened. The Philadelphia Union Major League Soccer club also used that venue for various home games. The stadium became part of the South Philadelphia Sports Complex. In 2004, another venue became part of the sports complex. That year, the new home of the Philadelphia Phillies opened. The Phillies are Major League Baseball members.
The Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association, the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League and the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League use the venue for home games. The 76ers and the Flyers became the most valuable tenants of the Wells Fargo Center. The Philadelphia 76ers won the NBA championship several times. The Philadelphia Flyers won the Stanley Cup in 1974 for the first time in their history after defeating the Boston Bruins. One year later, they won the Stanley Cup again after defeating the Buffalo Sabres.