Other than having an absolutey disgraceful end to their season, the 76ers organization now has another reason to be disappointed.
With their lease at Wells Fargo Center ending in 2031, the team put together a proposal to build a new state-of-the-art stadium down in Penn's Landing. However, that plan was nixed Wednesday afternoon, as the city denied their proposal, deciding to go forward with a plan submitted by the New York City based Durst Organization.
Their proposal calls for 6 high rise buildings in between Market and Chestnut Streets along Columbus Blvd., which will include:
- 1,800 apartment condos
- Hotel with 225 rooms
- Commerce space
- 94,000 square foot office space for the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation
New stadiums are cool and all but this plan seems to involve and help out the community in a more meaningful way. NOT TO MENTION, the Sixers have plenty of other issues they need to solve before they even think about building stadiums (...a new Head Coach...cleaning out the inept front office...Al Horford's contract...Tobias Harris' contract....Ben Simmons shooting the rock)...shall I continue?