Eager for a change, the Philadelphia Sixers are considering a move. Voting right he announced the construction project of the new “76 Place” hall in the city center.
The Sixers will have to wait nine seasons before leaving the Wells Fargo Center, where they have played since 1996. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2028, opening in 2031. The year the franchise will be able to leave its current room.
The cost of construction — overseen by Devcorp, a company closely linked to the team — is estimated at $1.3 billion. Leaders aim to get closer to the heart of Philadelphia. The Sixers currently play on the outskirts of the city and would like a more strategic position. They will thus move to a very commercial district with the ambition to “play a role in the revitalization of the city center”.
“The Philadelphia 76ers are a historic Philadelphia institution with a proven history of investing in their community. That’s why we are committed to building a new world-class home in the heart of the city and creating a privately funded arena that strengthens ties within the local community through investments that prioritize equity, inclusion and availability”ensures Josh Harrisassociate manager of the 76s, v statement.
Devcorp says its project is expected to create 9,000 jobs and generate about $1.9 billion for the local economy. Harris guarantees that the new room will create “well paid job” for “those who need it most”.
It is difficult to project on the floor. franchise stars, James Harden a Joel Embiid, will then be 42 and 37 years old. It is the completely unknown Sixers team that will then benefit from this installation.
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