By Tommy Matthews
David Adelman is the Sixers point man on their proposed new arena at 11th and Market, and he is a minority co-owner.
So, when new Comcast-Spectacor boss Dan Hilferty floated the idea of the Sixers staying at the Wells, Adelman took to Twitter:
It took just minutes for @david_adelman to dismiss Dan Hilferty and Comcast’s suggestion to partner up in South Philly. https://t.co/2TdAyaJGVX
— Glen Macnow (@RealGlenMacnow) April 8, 2023
Could the Sixers truly return to the Wells Fargo Center, after months of criticizing the facility and presenting their own plans as a big, important step for Philadelphia?
“Yes,” Hilferty said, “I think it’s realistic.”
In his first public comments on the Sixers’ landscape-altering proposal, Hilferty made clear in an interview with The Inquirer that he wants the team to stay at the Wells Fargo Center. He said he’s ready to work with the Sixers on shared business and entertainment opportunities — including potentially selling part of the Wells Fargo Center to the basketball team.
“We’re open to creative discussions about how we go forward together,” he said. “Our goal is to bring everybody back in the fold and figure out what we can do together.”