Tag: Wells Fargo Center

Talking Points: Valerie Camillo

President of Business Operations, Philadelphia Flyers and Wells Fargo Center (Courtesy Comcast Spectacor) It’s great to have mentors in the workplace, but she always listens to mom. I thought I’d grow up to be I wanted to be a movie star, but I thought I would end up being a lawyer. First job in the industry NBA team marketing and business operations in NYC. I led the team business analytics group. Favorite part of the job My job is to create memories for families, friends and loved ones that last a lifetime and help define their connection to their community. Least favorite part of the job Our platform is 24/7 so I’m never truly “off.” I’ll check my phone on a deserted island with no service because something important might have happened. Mentors My mom. She is still advising me and is almost always right. I am not sure how […]

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Transformer

Renderings on public display show concourse and food service upgrades plus a new box office at Wells Fargo Center. (All photos courtesy Comcast Spectacor) Comcast Spectacor’s $260 million renovation project is nearing completion at Wells Fargo Center PHILADELPHIA — Wells Fargo Center is in full construction mode this summer, but it remains open for a dozen concerts. On a Tuesday in early July, forklifts maneuvered the new Center City Club at event level. On the main concourse, temporary walls shielded work zones with arena-branded “Pardon Our Appearance” signs in boldface type.  Outside the facility, the only visible sign of “Transformation 2020,” the name for the $260 million, five-year renovation project, was the new box office under construction on the arena’s northwest side. It sits adjacent to the Broad Street entrance, facing the Philadelphia city skyline.  The old box office inside the arena on the southwest side will be replaced with […]

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New Premium at Top of Wells Fargo Center

Comcast Spectacor is selling seats on Revolutionary Row, shown in a rendering, for roughly $5,000 apiece. Tickets to all Philadelphia Flyers and 76ers home games are included. (Courtesy Comcast Spectacor) Revolutionary Row, Liberty Lofts will replace high-up suites Wells Fargo Center officials are revamping the arena’s upper deck to feature Revolutionary Row, a new premium seat product sold as a combination ticket for fans of the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers and the NBA’s 76ers for the coming season. The retrofit on Level 7, known as the balcony level, is tied to 280 seats that were previously front-row locations in suites at the top of the building. Wells Fargo Center had 26 of those suites when it opened in 1996. It was among the last big league arenas to position suites at the top of the highest level.  Over time, those units became a “distressed product” and often went unsold, said officials […]

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2019 Q1: Coming In Hot

Travis Scott, a top seller in the first quarter, at Madison Square Garden on March 2. (Getty Images) Holiday classics, new ideas power inaugural Q1 charts No matter what kind of year you’re having at the box office, you can count on the holidays to help goose the numbers, thanks to some perennial seat fillers and A-list acts that make for perfect stocking stuffers. That’s the takeaway from conversations with VenuesNow’s Top Stops leaders as  the first quarter of 2019 drew to a close.   The Q1 report is a first for VenuesNow, as is a separate set of charts listing only the top North American venues. All nine pages of charts follow this story.  For the reporting period, which ran from Nov. 22 through Feb. 20, perennials such as Trans-Siberian Orchestra and the Disney On Ice shows kept things chugging along, while Latin headliners continued to prove their strength […]

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