The Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia is home to many teams, including the Philadelphia 76ers, Villanova basketball, and the Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers have been Philly’s beloved hockey team since 1967, and have won two Stanley Cups since then. Whether you’re an avid Flyers follower or a casual hockey fan, here’s what you need to know to have the best Flyers game experience.
The Center is located at 3601 South Broad Street and is part of the South Philly sports complex that also includes Lincoln Financial Field and Citizens Bank Park. The removed-from-downtown complex makes driving a little bit easier than other metropolitan stadiums. Taking the train is also convenient—the Broad Street subway line, which runs through Center City’s Suburban Station, has a stop located right at the complex (AT&T Station).
KNOW THE SCHEDULE
Every hockey game is lively and exciting, but there’s added exhilaration when rivals skate into town. Storied series with bad blood that date back decades are always heightened experiences. When you’re looking at tickets, consider ones against these noted adversaries: the New York Rangers, the New York Islanders, the New Jersey Devils, and the Pittsburgh Penguins. You won’t be disappointed.
WHERE TO EAT
One of the best parts of any sporting event is the food, and the Wells Fargo Center offers a myriad of options to compliment your hockey experience. Our favorite spots include:
Chickie and Pete’s – The crab fries (seasons with Old Bay) with white cheese sauce are a true stadium snack, and can be paired with chicken tenders or chicken cheesesteaks. (Sections 101, 204, 216)
Broad Street Carvery – Fresh, meat-stacked sandwiches are the name of the game here, with the braised short rib and roast porchetta standing out. (Section 120)
Healthy Options Stand – For atypical sporting food (less greasy and fattening), try the Greek wrap with quinoa, hummus, lettuce, tomatoes, olives, and feta at this new stand. (Section 123)
Craft Beer Options – For local brews, head to P.J. Whelihan’s in Section 119, or any of the Old City Brewhouse outposts around the stadium (Sections 104, 110, 116, and 122).
FUN FOR ANY AGE
If you’re looking for a party or bar-like atmosphere, check out the block parties outside the CURE Insurance Club at The Pavilion that start two hours before games. Or head over the Xfinity Live!, a sprawling building with multiple bars and restaurants located in the sports complex. If you’re bringing the kids, enjoy youth scrimmage games during intermissions, memorabilia shops, photo-ops, and games like Super Chexx bubble hockey.