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Finally! Like Andy Dufresne crawling through 5 football fields of foulness that Red couldn’t even fathom, there is light at the end of the tunnel!

According to Sam Carchidi from, the Wells Fargo Center is preparing to welcome fans back in the stands AS EARLY AS NEXT WEEK.

The Wells Fargo Center recently put in a brand new $11 million dollar HVAC system in an attempt to boost the safety for fans during the pandemic. With other cities allowing fans back in the stands, including New York City (who is allowing 2,000 fans into Madison Square Garden starting this week) Philadelphia is likely to follow suit sooner rather than later. But that isnt the only good news! Allowing fans in the stands would be good for the Philadelphia economy.

John Clark from NBC Sports points out that by allowing fans in the stands it would bring back 400 jobs to the Wells Fargo Center

If fans return to the Wells Fargo Center next week it will be almost one full calendar year since fans last attended a sporting event in the building.