Here’s the Deal With the New $25 Standing Room Ticket at the Wells Fargo Center

Gritty as Betsy Ross

The Comcast-Spectacor folks were nice enough to have us down to the Wells Fargo Center Wednesday to introduce the “New City Terrace,” which was built on the balcony level this summer.

This is where you’ll find the “Assembly Room,” which is the area you can access with the $25 standing room only ticket we mentioned a while back. 

So basically you get off the elevator, hang a right, and you’re on the Terrace, which starts with a long corridor that wraps around half of the arena before it bumps into the reworked suite area, which is called “Liberty Lofts.” There are fire places and communal seats throughout, which includes multiple bars and a kitchen area serving all sorts of tasty stuff.

The $25 ticket gets you access to the entire corridor area with every amenity. What you do not have access to is the ring of seats that are located right behind the glass in this picture below:

Those seats are part of what’s being called “Revolutionary Row,” which are sold as part of a different package. If you buy the $25 “Assembly Room” ticket, you can walk up to the ledges right behind the seats, put your food and drink down, and watch the action from what equates to basically one or two rows up.

The good thing is that you can see everything pretty clearly. The view does not appear to be at all blocked by the seats in front of you, since there’s a step down to reach the balcony.

My video is kind of crappy, but this shows what the view looks like when standing behind the seats and looking down over the ice:

The Assembly Room itself is named for a location at Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence was signed. So the artwork and decor on the terrace is a contemporary take on that, hence the fireplaces and sconces and whatnot. It doesn’t exactly scream “ice hockey,” but it’s a pretty unique space. Each game, 750 of the $25 tickets will be made available while the Revolutionary Row includes 297 seats, so you’ll have a little more than a thousand folks walking around this area every game, assuming they sell the allotment.

To recap:

  1. the entire balcony area was renamed “New City Terrace”
  2. the standing room section is the “Assembly Room”
  3. the seats are sold separately and branded as “Revolutionary Row”
  4. beyond the kitchen and bar is the new suite area, called “Liberty Lofts”

Additionally, the entire ledge is covered in electrical and USB outlets for phone charging. The new sports book was not in this section, so maybe that’s still under construction. I actually forgot to ask, sorry. Oh, and the new scoreboard was being worked on last night, so it was lowered to the ice. The thing is MONOLITHIC. Seriously. It’s incredibly huge. Wait until you see it in person. You will be stunned.

Here are some more photos of the area. The artwork has yet to be hung, and the lighting is a little bit old school by design, which doesn’t make for amazing Android pics, but this should at least give you an idea of the size and depth of the place:

EDIT:

Forgot to specify –

This section will be opened for Sixers games and other events. Same concept, but the price hasn’t been set yet, so there’s a chance these standing room tickets might be $30 or $40 or something like that. Will update if I get that information.

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15 Comments

  • Kate Devlin September 19, 2019 at 9:10 am

    Thanks for this. I’ll let my friend Matthew know. He’s a real big hockey fan and history buff. He will absolutely LOVE this new area.
    One more day until Friday, folks. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can. LOL!!

    – Kate

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  • Dan Bladderson September 19, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Looks like the new scoreboard prevents you from seeing 2/3 of the ice / court. If you’re not interested in watching the game and just wanted to pay the $25 cover to drink $12 beer then I guess it’s a nice spot.

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    • Real Ity Check September 19, 2019 at 11:48 am

      Um… the scoreboard is hung plenty high enough to see the entire playing surface. Did you miss this line?:

      “…the new scoreboard was being worked on last night, so it was lowered to the ice.”

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  • Tommy Edwards September 19, 2019 at 9:27 am

    Can only imagine all the white trash heavy metal jean jacket 80’s types buying them tickets

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    • Edward Tommy September 19, 2019 at 10:27 am

      Good point. “Them” types are trash.

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  • MTLvia Langhorne September 19, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Great job on this Kevin. Nice job by Flyers. I live out of town (Pgh) but look forward to catching a game or 2 from the Terrace. Article and pictures explain it well.
    Thank you.

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    • Innes' Failed Diet September 20, 2019 at 9:10 am

      This would have been a great idea a decade ago when people actually cared about the Flyere. Maybe before you think about expanding capacity you field a team worth coming to see.

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  • Lil' Cuz September 19, 2019 at 10:57 am

    One question…will they force you to watch the Flyers?

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  • So Taguchi - Phillies Legend September 19, 2019 at 11:18 am

    It will be a great view…thankfully unobstructed by any obtrusive cup championship banners from the past 40 years.

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  • The problem with these tickets is if you have to use bathroom September 19, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    When you return some guy who is 6-5 will be standing in your place and the only view then will be of his ass. Unless they limit sales your going to have a lot of fans fighting over limited real estate.

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  • So now with the giant scoreboard September 19, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    I’m going to have see that tub of lard who weighs about 450 pounds shake his stomach in glorious 4K definition. Or nauseating couples on the kiss cam.

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    • Miss Felony S. September 27, 2019 at 8:15 am

      What’s worse is he gets FREE tickets.

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  • Sal Boots September 19, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    I’m confused. Is the food and drink inclusive in the 25$ entry fee or is it separate?

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    • Kevin Kinkead September 19, 2019 at 4:13 pm

      separate

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  • Miss Felony S. September 27, 2019 at 8:14 am

    So this is the Philadelphia version of the Cowboys standing room seats? The only difference it seems you have to run through maze to get to the ledge seating. If they are smart they will add more TV’s and show the other NHL games happening.. Well that is not the only difference, the Cowboys are CLASS and this flyers dump never could be called class. How do you purchase these seats? Are they sold only day of the game or can you buy them in advance? Also, the tickets are $25 base, will we get hit with the service charge fee and then some kind of stupid tax and before you know it the $25 seat is $45? That was and still is the “Ed Snider Screw Job” (you buy tickets at the Box Office and STILL your hit with service fee. Also as a Devils fan when the Prudential Center opened up there were $10-15 seats offered ONLY on game day, when the management team that owns the 76ers as well took over they sadly got rid of those seats. Overall this seems like a cool idea because flyers tickets are beyond over priced. Thankfully I only have to go 2 times a year. Oh and that Gritty thing better stay away from me….

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