The Flyers Might Stink, but the Food will be Good

photo credit: Comcast-Spectacor

Flyers press release:

PHILADELPHIA (August 29, 2022) –Wells Fargo Center and James Beard Award-winning Chef Marc Vetri today announced plans for a new culinary concept called MVP to debut at the arena in October at the start of the 2022-23 NHL and NBA seasons.

MVP will replace The Bistro stand on the 11th Street side of the Club Level at Wells Fargo Center and will feature a menu of Marc’s renowned pizzas. Vetri, a Philadelphia native, aims to serve high-quality pizzas using only freshly made dough. 

“Next to making pasta, pizza is one of my favorite obsessions,” said Marc Vetri. “I’m thrilled to be making pizza again and to be back inside an arena. We’ve spent the summer perfecting our fresh dough at Wells Fargo Center and can’t wait to share the club level with some amazing leaders in the culinary space.” 

“This new culinary concept from the incredible Marc Vetri finalizes our amazing lineup of world-class, local food and beverage options that will debut at the new Wells Fargo Center this fall as we open our new Club Level,” said President of Wells Fargo Center Valerie Camillo. “Through our $350 million investment in the new Wells Fargo Center, we’re making every inch of the arena top-of-the line, and with MVP, we can now confidently say that we’ll be serving the best pizza in the world right here on South Broad Street.”

The new culinary concept is part of Comcast Spectacor’s $350 million investment in the new Wells Fargo Center and will debut as part of the brand-new Club Level this fall. Earlier this summer Wells Fargo Center also announced culinary partnerships with local restauranteur Stephen Starr and chef Jose Garces.

Marc Vetri, Stephen Starr, and Jose Garces? That could be one of the top chef lines in the entire food industry. It’s basically the MacKinnon/Rantanen/Nichushkin line. Throw in Emeril Lagasse as one of your top-pair defensemen and BAM! what a team you’ve got on the ice and/or in the kitchen.

Serious note – I think Comcast-Spectacor is doing a really nice job with the Wells Fargo Center. No joke. They’ve put a lot of work into the arena and the experience is good. It’s unfortunate that the Flyers currently stink, because going down to a renovated WFC to see good hockey would be a worthwhile experience, but at least we’ve got 50% of that going right now.

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