The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional hockey team that compete in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Hockey League (NHL). The team was founded in 1967 as an expansion team and the name of the team was announced the year before after a contest. The team didn’t take long to become a success and they won the Stanley Cup in the 1973-74 season and the 1974-75 season. Major success has eluded the team since this time, but they have managed to win a number of division and conference championships. Let’s find out where the Philadelphia Flyers play their home games.
Where do the Philadelphia Flyers play?
The flyers play their home games at Wells Fargo Center, which was built between 1994 and 1996 at a cost of $210 million. This arena seats 19,537 fans and the capacity can be increased past 20,000 with the addition of standing room tickets. The arena is also the home of the Philadelphia 76ers (NBA), Wings (NLL) and Soul (AFL). It is also used for a number of other events such as concerts, college sports, wrestling and other events. The Wells Fargo Center has been known by many other names during its history and the original 20 year naming rights contract has already changed hands four times!
Prior to moving into the Wells Fargo Center the Flyers played their home games at the Spectrum. This was built with the Flyers in mind (although the 76ers were also considered) and was capable of hosting 17.380 patrons for hockey games. After the Flyers and 76ers had moved out it continued to be used by other sporting teams in the Philadelphia area. However, the stadium was closed in 2009 and demolished between 2010 and 2011 to make way for a retail and entertainment development.