By Art Beitchman
The 76ers announced yesterday plans for a new downtown Philadelphia arena, the first the franchise will have since moving from Syracuse in 1963.
It’s an awesome plan putting a modern new building at 11th & Market Sts.
There have been worries about parking, and safety concerns.
Those issues will get ironed out with time,.
I compare it with going to New York City, the most populated city in the USA, with over 8 million.
I’ve traveled to MSG three times to see the Sixers play the Knicks — by the way three Sixers wins,.
Never had a problem. Twice by rail, which conveniently drops you off just an escalator ride up to the arena, perfect.
Drove to NYC once, found a parking lot two blocks away, walked to the arena and back, no problem at all.
The new arena is years away from opening, I have no doubt every issue will be resolved before opening night of this amazing new venture, can’t wait.