This comes via a press conference Mayor Kenney is holding right now:
Mayor Jim Kenney says that Temple University's Liacouras Center will be used for excess medical space if healthcare system is overwhelmed–in contrast to the failure to strike a deal with the owner of the Hahnemann hospital building.
— Jake Blumgart (@jblumgart) March 27, 2020
This doesn’t mean anything right now, but it’s an agreement between Temple and the city to use the arena if necessary. Theoretically, you could do something similar with La Salle (Gola Arena), Penn (The Palestra), Drexel (the DAC), or St. Joe’s (Hagan), even though those are smaller arenas. If the Wells Fargo Center is still shut down, you might as well get Comcast on the phone and talk about using that jawn, too. There are a bunch of concert halls that could serve as overflow COVID-19 centers as well.