Home to the Philadelphia 76ers and Flyers, the Wells Fargo Center is a top tier venue worth a visit. After a recent trip to this 19,000+ seat facility, Sports Vacations found it to be one of the best places to take in a game or any event for that matter.

Before arriving at the next home game you’ll see one distinct feature different than most major sporting towns. All four major teams play within walking distance of each other. That’s right, Lincoln Financial Field, Citizen Bank Park and the Wells Fargo Center all share a parking lot. If drinking beer was a sport you’d have a fourth venue to suit it adjacent to those stadiums.

Prior to any game you can head into Xfinity Live! Walking distance to all the venues, Xfinity Live! is xfinitya culmination of six bars & restaurants and a Philadelphia fans dream. The main hall (NBC Sports Arena) boasts 20+ televisions to watch any game you please. The other five bars each have their own theme with the same atmosphere. A wide beer selection and more three story nacho plates than you’d ever need.

Like any major city the beers will cost you between $5-8/p, relatively standard by Philadelphia’s cost of living. If money isn’t an object then gather your friends and rent out a ‘skybox’ that overlooks the main hall with your own private couches and television. You can literally look down on the regulars watching in the brew hall.

stubhubThe Wells Fargo Center is just a 5 minute walk away. There’s one thing you won’t find an abundance of outside the arena and that is the scalpers. This is largely in part due to the 76ers new partnership with StubHub. With the partnership the team has made the secondary market their primary market.

The advantages are endless for the organization. They can set the face value on any given night. No two ticket prices are the same. They effectively make the secondary market their own and eliminate the price discrepancies that other teams face. No longer will face value be undercut or oversold by teams like the Golden State Warriors or conversely, how the 76ers operated in past years.

The disadvantage is largely to the consumers. You can no longer bank on when the team is performing poorly to scoop up a ticket last minute for a few bucks. You also can no longer buy a single game box office ticket (if you ever did in the first place). Good news is, you can rest assured this is a fair market value given the organization will have dynamic pricing based on a variety of factors such as current performance, opposing team, etc.

wells fargo centerOnce inside the venue you will see a lot of dining options. Outside of your club level catering you have plenty to choose from. Assuming you didn’t chow down on famous Geno’s Steaks at Xfinity, you can dine at places like Shake Shack, Chick-Fil-A, Boardwalk Fries and Jack and Jill to name a few.

What caught our eye before arriving at our seats was the selection of both gluten free and kosher options. Aramark, the in-house concessionaire has provided a kosher stand on the lower level near section 121 which offers hot dogs, sausages and pretzels. Behind section 122 in the gluten free concessions they offer hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, cookies and beer! Redbridge Beer boasts a tasty 4.9% alcohol content without the gluten.

On the court before the game are one of the most popular features of indoor arena’s today. Developed by Quince Imaging and labeled ‘image mapping technology’, this allows teams to have a highly unique visual experience that transforms the hardwood. The visual concepts are brought to life during introductions and again during half time performances. The possibilities are endless. So far, only a few arena’s in the U.S. have adopted this technology but their client list is growing rapidly.

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All in all if you find yourself in the Philadelphia area, make sure you check out what the Wells Fargo Center has to offer. Whether hardwood, ice rink or concert, they’ve got something for you. Enjoy!

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