The Wells Fargo Center is a home away from home for the Villanova men's basketball team, and the building has been the site of some of the Wildcats most exciting victories in recent years. Villanova will host the majority of its men's basketball home games at the Wells Fargo Center in 2017-18 as a result of the ongoing renovations to the Pavilion on campus.
Villanova is 50-34 (.595) all-time at the Wells Fargo Center, including 17 wins over ranked teams. Since the start of the 2004-05 season, the Wildcats have won 40 of their last 59 contests in the building. The site has also served as a venue for the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament in 2001, 2006, 2009, 2013 and 2016. Villanova is 4-0 in NCAA Tournament games at Wells Fargo Center, winning two games there in both 2006 and 2009.
Known prior to 2010 as the Wachovia Center - and before that as the Core States Center - the arena first opened for the 1996-97 season. The building is also the home of the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers and the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers, and has hosted the largest hockey and basketball crowns in Pennsylvania history. The Center hosted the NBA Finals in the spring of 2001 and the NBA All-Star Game in 2002.
The Wells Fargo Center features 30 concession stands on two separate levels and has 23 ticket windows. The building has a unique oval design which ensures no obstructed views for all 20,456 fans. It is also home to the studios of Comcast Sports Net.