ABOUT COMCAST SPECTACOR
Comcast Spectacor is part of Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company that operates Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Based in Philadelphia, Comcast Spectacor’s three core businesses are the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, the Wells Fargo Center Complex, and Spectra.
Spectra is a leader in hosting and entertainment services specializing in Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality and Corporate Partnerships. Spectra provides its services at over 300 public assembly facilities in the United States, Canada, and in Singapore, including the Cross Insurance Arena.
The origins of Comcast Spectacor date back to 1967, when Ed Snider sought an opportunity to create a National Hockey League team in Philadelphia. Taking risks that most would never consider, Snider applied his vision and expertise to successfully acquire an NHL expansion team. Thus, the Philadelphia Flyers were born. Soon after, Snider built the Spectrum to serve as the team’s first home.
The Flyers won the Stanley Cup in 1974 and again in 1975, becoming the first expansion team to do so. The Flyers today continue to rank among the NHL’s elite franchises.
In 1996, Snider partnered with Comcast Corporation to create Comcast Spectacor. The new sports and entertainment venture included:
-The Philadelphia Flyers
-The CoreStates Center (now Wells Fargo Center)
-The Philadelphia 76ers (sold in 2011)
-Comcast SportsNet (now NBC Sports Philadelphia)
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