The highly anticipated 2014 National Hockey League Draft will bring thousands of national and international visitors to Philadelphia when it makes its debut appearance in Philadelphia, PA, at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday, June 27 through Saturday, June 28 thrusting the 21,000-seat arena into the national spotlight, once again.
"The Wells Fargo Center was designed to host these types of prestigious events," said Global Spectrum's Matt Homan, General Manager of the Wells Fargo Center. "Our event staff thrives when hosting these big-time events. We enjoy the national and international spotlight it brings to the Wells Fargo Center.
"We look forward to providing members of the NHL, draft prospects and their families, and the best sports fans in the country with a memorable experience while they are in Philadelphia.”
The Wells Fargo Center is no stranger to the national spotlight, having hosted the following national and international events:
1996 World Cup of Hockey
1997 Stanley Cup Final
1998 U.S. Figure Skating Championships
1999 WWF Wrestlemania XV
1999 American Hockey League All Star Game
2000 Republican National Convention
2000 NCAA Women's Final Four
2001 NBA Finals
2001 X Games
2001 NCAA Men’s East Regionals
2002 X Games
2002 NBA All-Star Weekend
2006 NCAA Men’s First and Second Round Basketball games
2008 U.S. Olympic Gymnastic Team Trials
2009 NCAA Men’s First and Second Round Basketball games
2010 Stanley Cup Final
2011 NCAA Wrestling Championships
2013 NCAA Men’s Second and Third round Basketball games
2014 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four
Draft prospects, their families and friends will travel to Philadelphia for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, bringing thousands of out-of-town visitors generating an economic impact of $10 million, according to the Philadelphia Sports Congress.
Round One of the Draft begins on Friday, June 27 at 7 p.m. The draft continues with Rounds Two through Seven on Saturday, June 28 beginning at 10 a.m.
Follow the 2014 NHL Draft and Fan Fest in Philadelphia at PhiladelphiaFlyers.com/NHLDraft. Fans interested in attending the Draft can sign up for late ticket release notifications atPhiladelphiaFlyers.com/DraftStandBy.
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Comcast-Spectacor (Comcast-Spectacor.com), which operates in 48 of the 50 United States, is the Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment company which owns the Philadelphia Flyers (NHL), the home arena forboth the Flyers and the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, the Wells Fargo Center, and four Flyers Skate Zone community ice skating and hockey rinks. In addition,Comcast-Spectacor is also the principal owner of Global Spectrum, the fastest growing firm in the public assembly management field with more than 120 facilities throughout the United States and Canada; Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage service provider; Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company; FanOne, a digital fan marketing company; and Paciolan, the leading provider of venue enablement, ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions.