Flyers' New Assembly Room Area Offers Fans Affordable Alternative
The Flyers' new 23,000-square-foot Assembly Room inside Wells Fargo Center has one of the NHL's "lowest ticket prices -- $25, with no additional fees" if purchased at the box office, according to Sam Carchidi of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. The standing-room-only ticket "offers a very good view of the action ... along with huge areas to congregate or sit on leather couches or comfortable seats." There are also "two eateries and two bars." Named for the Assembly Room at Independence Hall, the area has a "historic Philadelphia feel with its unusual paintings, four fireplaces, and upscale furnishings." Wells Fargo Center President of Business Operations Valerie Camillo said that the 700 standing-only tickets available for each game were "sold out for five of the team's first eight home games and are selling at a brisk rate for upcoming games." She added that the Assembly Room has become "especially popular with millennials." Camillo: "More than anything, we are seeing a significant amount of fans who have never purchased Flyers tickets before, which is what we hoped for during the design process." Despite a winning record at Wells Fargo Center this season, the Flyers' home attendance is in the "bottom third of the league when the percentage of seats filled is calculated." But "don't blame it on the Assembly Room." Camillo said that the Flyers "could have charged a 'lot more' for the tickets but wanted to offer a low-cost alternative" (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 11/17).