Mar 7, 2024 - News

Vote: 76Place or Comcast Spectacor's South Philly sports complex redesign?

Renderings of 76 Place and Comcast Spectacor's project to redesign the South Philadelphia sports complex

From left: Renderings of the Sixers' proposed arena and Comcast Spectacor's project for the sports complex. Courtesy of the City of Philadelphia/Gensler; Comcast Spectacor

Philadelphia now has two major sports and entertainment projects to chew over.

Why it matters: The Sixers' Center City arena proposal and Comcast Spectacor's South Philly redesign are generational projects that have the potential to transform those areas.

Friction point: The 76ers and Comcast Spectacor are at odds over the Sixers' pledge to ditch the Wells Fargo Center, which Comcast Spectacor owns, to build a new arena.

  • It's been up for debate whether the Sixers' demands to leave South Philly triggered Comcast Spectacor to pitch its own proposal.

📝 Here is a quick overview of both projects:

Comcast Spectacor

  • Details: The project would bring hotels, residential units, restaurants, shops, a new concert venue and upgrades to Xfinity Live!
  • Plus: The Wells Fargo Center would eventually be replaced with a new stadium.
  • Cost: $2.5 billion
  • Timeline: At least 10 years

Sixers

  • Details: An 18,500-seat arena at 10th and Market Street together with a residential tower.
  • Plus: The project includes street-level retail and restaurants and a pedestrian promenade.
  • Cost: $1.5 billion
  • Timeline: Open in 2031

What's next: As the city considers the proposals, Axios Philadelphia wants to know what project readers prefer.

  • Vote below to help determine the winner and let us know what you like or dislike about the projects.
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