New Wells Fargo Center Locker Rooms Under Construction (Featuring the Tubster)
Construction on the New Wells Fargo Center’s Event Level, which includes new, state-of-the-art locker rooms for hockey and basketball and other world-class amenities for teams and performers, is well underway. The Event Level overhaul is one of the critical, final phases of the arena’s $400 million Transformation project and is scheduled to conclude this fall.
The Event Level project will completely re-imagine 46,000 square feet inside the arena, with over 16,000 square feet dedicated to new locker rooms for both the 76ers and the Flyers. Other upgraded amenities include weight and cardio rooms, state-of-the-art medical facilities including a trauma center, and top-of-the-line family spaces for both teams. The New Wells Fargo Center has already invested $16 million into the Event Level, including construction of the Shift4 Club, one of the country’s top courtside/ice-side clubs. This summer’s project will mark an additional $30 million investment.
The New Wells Fargo’s Center $400 million Transformation project is fully privately funded by Comcast Spectacor. Earlier this month, the arena released renderings of the exterior upgrades which are also underway. The Transformation project, which supports hundreds of jobs and union roles in South Philadelphia, will ensure that the New Wells Fargo Center remains a world-class venue for hockey, basketball, and more for decades to come. The New Wells Fargo Center is also a key anchor of South Philadelphia’s revitalization and the city’s unique Sports Complex.
Comcast also shared some video:
Some new video of the Wells Fargo Center locker room work (via Comcast) – pic.twitter.com/SSbfbe76kd
— Crossing Broad (@CrossingBroad) September 20, 2023
One thing I noticed in the video is this trash receptacle, labeled “Tubster.” –
Is this like the Bagster? A dumpster in a bag! What came first – the Tubster or the Bagster? Inquiring minds would like to know! Good thing we have Google, which reveals that the Tubster is offered by a local company called Revolution Recovery:
Put ’em in the Tubster!
For real though, I need to know if the Tubster or the Bagster came first, because we might have copyright infringement here. I should call up that lawyer I talked to earlier and see if he knows anything about this. We’ll have to do a trademark look up and get to the bottom of this. Do some real journalism and sleuthing.