After the COVID-19 interruption, the Wells Fargo Center renovation project resumed
With the arena officially resuming its $300 million multi-year renovation project, the long-awaited overhaul of the club floor of the Wells Fargo Center finally began this month.
Arena said on Monday that after the project was put on hold for 16 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still nearly $100 million in upgrades that need to be completed. This accounts for about one-third of the project, most of which will be concentrated at the club level and outside of the arena.
Upgraded seats will be installed on the club floor this summer. The installation is expected to be completed in the fall, when the full-capacity concert plans to return to the Wells Fargo Center for the first time since the outbreak of the public health crisis. Soon after, the 76ers and the Flyers will return to the game in South Philadelphia.
According to the arena, other improvements, such as new food and beverage options on the club floor, upgrades to the exterior of the building, and remodeled entrances will begin next summer.
“The Wells Fargo Center is the cultural and economic backbone of our city. This transformation project will ensure that it will remain the home of Philadelphia’s hockey, basketball, lacrosse, concerts and events for decades to come,” said Valerica, President of Business Operations Milo Say.
Wells Fargo Center Announced its new club-level renovation plan March 2020, just before the COVID-19 closure begins. The upgrade was originally scheduled for last summer.
Once completed, the open concept of the transformed club floor will accommodate approximately 1,500 fans and cover more than 13,000 square feet of space. The upgraded Club Level will include three unique seating options, including two featured options called Club Premier and Club Loge, high-end facilities and high-end dining.
The most recent renovation of the Wells Fargo Center began in 2016, when the suite level of the Arena was remodeled as it was preparing to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. About two-thirds of the projects have been completed.
The mezzanine can hold approximately 40% of the arena’s total capacity and was renovated in 2018. The renovation includes new and expanded dining options, a lobby layout with views of the Philadelphia skyline, and more than 150 new LED screens.
international The first central 4K dynamic scoreboard It debuted at Wells Fargo Center in the fall of 2019. The new scoreboard weighs 90,000 pounds, which is 65% larger than the previous monitor and larger than any other scoreboard located in an arena where both NBA and NHL games are held.
A new and improved Central City Club, a fan venue with two 50-foot bars and 700-square-foot LED screens, also opened in the fall of 2019.
A new urban terrace was added to the upper level of the arena. It provides many convenient facilities for fans, including assembly rooms, BetRivers.com sports lounge, Revolution Street, Liberty Loft and Demolition Room.
Other improvements include 8,000 new seats in the lower bowl and a redesigned main lobby.
The Wells Fargo Center is owned by Comcast Spectacor, becoming the first such venue in Pennsylvania Obtained a WELL health and safety rating for facility operation and management In February. The arena has invested 11 million US dollars to upgrade its HVAC system, adding a filter system that can completely replace all the air in the seat bowl every 30 minutes.