The Sixers Refuse to Call the Wells Fargo Center by Name

All this season, Scott O’Neil has been calling the Wells Fargo Center by anything but its name on twitter. “The arena where we play,” “the center,” and other euphemisms were used. In the email send out to invite fans to the new uniform unveiling next week, here’s how the location was listed:

the center

Kyle and I weren’t exactly sure why, but according to an Associated Press report, it’s because “the financial institution chose not to become a business partner with the basketball franchise.” The Sixers have decided, as a franchise, to stop referring to the WFC by name in releases, on the team website, and on social media. Chris Heck, the team’s chief revenue officer, wouldn’t even drop their name in a quote:

“We also continue to enjoy our relationship with Comcast Spectacor as tenants at a world-class arena, but that particular bank is currently not a sponsor of the Philadelphia 76ers.”

This gives more ammo to the ownership-group truthers who still think they’ll move or sell the team at the first opportune moment. But really, it’s just petty business. I can just imagine how this all went down: “Well, tell Comcast to tell Wells Fargo … uh … that bank that we don’t wanna say their name anymore.” Corporations really are people.

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18 Responses

  1. Charles from the Northeast: Bradford isn’t healthy. Ok! Ok! I don’t trust Sanchez. Ok!
    Mike Miss: Alright, bro. Do you want a general knowledge question, bro?
    Charles from the Northeast: Ok!
    Mike Miss: Which writer at the CrossingBroad.com website can’t get through 1 post without a grammatical or spelling error, plus has his head so far up the Sixers organization ass they could kill his parents and he’d write a glowing (incoherent) blog post about it?
    Charles from the Northeast: Ok! What?
    Mike Miss: Bro, which writer at the CrossingBroad.com website can’t get through 1 post without a grammatical or spelling error, plus has his head so far up the Sixers organization ass they could kill his parents and he’d write a glowing (incoherent) blog post about it?
    Charles from the Northeast: Phil Jasner, ok!
    Mike Miss: Come on man!
    Martinez: Jesus christ.
    Mike Miss: Bro, it’s Jim Addair.
    Martinez: Yea, Jim Addair.
    Mike Miss: You know that one, Martinez?
    Martinez: Of course.
    Mike Miss: Bernie from Broomal, you’re on 975, the Fanatic.

  2. And what’s the deal with the wnba? I mean seriously, do they have to show these monsters on sports center during breakfast??? I mean come on!! I’m trying to eat here!!!

  3. One team has an arrangement with arena and the other team doesn’t. Sixers need to up a curtain on name of center outside arena when they play and the Flyers can take it down when they have a game. It’s like the movie War of the Roses when they chopped the house up.

  4. So Wells Fargo wouldn’t agree to renegotiate a higher price with the new Sixers’ owners? Man private equity chase every freaking nickel they possibly can. Modern day shylocks.

  5. Talk to terms that someone like Josh Harris would understand – have Wells Fargo corporate lawyers get involved and send over notice that the Sixers are violating the terms of their agreement as tenants of the Wells Fargo Center.

  6. Sixers should talk to the the city and state about building a new basketball arena in Center City but more likely is that Harris will talk with NJ with a possible relocation to Camden .

    1. You consider that a relocation? Would still be the Philadelphia 76ers. Just like New York teams in North Jersey.

  7. This might be the ground work of moving 76ers out of philly. They rent space out of navy yard for their staff, moved practice to Camden and they have ledge to ask city and state to build them arena. There are rumors floating they are a team that a group of people from Seattle interested in buying them…

    1. Dude they aren’t moving to Seattle. They are building a practice facility in Camden. Philly is top 5 market. NBA wouldn’t let them move to smaller market. If anything they would build arena in Camden and who cares if they do?

  8. they have ledge to ask city and state to build them arena.This might be the ground work of moving 76ers out of philly. They rent space out of navy yard for their staff, moved practice to Camden. There are rumors floating they are a team that a group of people from Seattle interested in buying them and relocating to Seattle.

  9. Let’s see. I have been opened since 1996 and 20 seasons for Flyers and Sixers . That is a zero for 40 for championships. Combined with the Vet’s one for 65 and Spectrum’s 3 for 90, they should change the name of Packer Ave to Loser’s Row. And to confirm this title, you don’t thing Citizens Bank Park will one day be 1 for 50?

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