Wells Fargo Center

The Wells Fargo Center, home of the Philadelphia 76ers and the Philadelphia Flyers, was opened in 1996. However, competing with the new, technologically advanced arenas across the United States, requires many upgrades to keep up with other 21st century arenas.  

The Wells Fargo Center is completing $400 million in renovations and upgrades; this includes transformation inside and outside of the arenas for the last 7 years. This final phase of exterior upgrades includes three new LED boards wrapping around the building, customizable strut lighting, and three new pedestrian canopies. The new canopies are designed to make guest entry more comfortable and seamless. All canopies are now heated, programmed with audio so that fans can hear pre-game and play-by-play while entering the arena, and utilize touchless security.

Given the large diameter of the columns, there was discussion with the fabricator and the galvanizer on necessary hole size. The fabricator was able to make suggested changes, ensuring proper coating smoothness, which was essential for the in-field painter. This fabricator has worked on duplex systems for the same building in the past, so the decision to use a HDG duplex system again was easy due to the durability and life-cycle cost considerations.


“These exterior upgrades feature the latest modern technology to bring new, exciting elements to Philly’s home for sports and entertainment. After transforming nearly every inch of the arena inside and out, this is another way to ensure we provide a first-class experience for our guests the moment they step into the Sports Complex.”

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