The Philadelphia Flyers have been one of the more successful NHL franchises since their inception in 1967. The Flyers dominated the 1970s through the 1980s evidenced by two Stanley Cup titles, six conference championships, and nine division titles during the two decades. It was also during this time, that the Flyers were nicknamed the “Broad Street Bullies” because of their intimidating and aggressive play. Philadelphia kindled a rivalry with the New York Rangers at the time that is still strong today. After dominating through the late 1980s, it wasn’t until the mid to late 1990s that the Flyers rose again to division supremacy. Philadelphia is still searching for their third Stanley Cup, but their bond to players who were a part of the championship teams like Bobby Clarke and Bill Barber is still strong today. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Philadelphia Flyers hockey tickets.
2016 Flyers Season Preview
The Philadelphia Flyers took a step backward last season, falling out of the playoffs for only the 3rd time since 1994. The question surrounding the 2015 Philadelphia Flyers season will be if the team is reloaded and ready to string together another playoff run, or if the Flyers are in the middle of a complete team overhaul. The biggest change the Flyers will see in 2015 will be at the coaching position, with Philadelphia bringing highly successful college coach Dave Hakstol to help build a team out of a young roster. Hakstol will have to adjust to a drastically different NHL game, and will rely heavily on longtime Flyers captain Claude Giroux. The biggest new faces on the ice for the Flyers in 2015 will be Sam Gagner, and Yevgeni Medvedev. For Philadelphia to compete this season, they will need to find offensive production from a player not named Giroux or Voracek, and could be facing a 2nd consecutive season outside of the playoffs.
Check out our Philadelphia Flyers Season Preview History page for previews of previous Flyers seasons.
Philadelphia Flyers Hockey at Wells Fargo Center Address: 3601 S Broad St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19148
The Flyers play their home games at the Wells Fargo Center, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania after spending almost 30 years at The Spectrum. When filled to capacity, over 19,000 loyal screaming fans are in attendance cheering on the Flyers. The Wells Fargo Center is also the host of the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA, the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League, and the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League along with many top entertainment events throughout the year. The Philadelphia Flyers home bench is on the Wells Fargo Center rink side in front of sections 101 & 124. Wells Fargo Center parking information is covered in our Flyers event guide.
Flyers vs. Bruins
These teams just flat out don’t like each other and it’s no secret if you’ve been to a game recently. There have been punches thrown and blood spilled and in a sports world of highly-paid players and prima donnas, it’s good to see two teams play for the love of the game and the hatred of an opponent. The rivalry that started in the 70s is just as fierce today between Boston and Philadelphia.
Flyers vs. Penguins
Two teams in the “next six,” the Penguins and Flyers loathe each other and as the only two NHL teams in Pennsylvania, it was bound to happen. Pittsburgh and Philly have met each other three times in the last decade in the playoffs, only strengthening the rivalry recently.
Flyers vs. Rangers
One of the most storied rivalries in the NHL, the Flyers and Rangers have met each other over 10 times in the playoffs with Philly holding the slight edge thus far. Not a single series has gone seven games, which is surprising when you realize how close these teams are. Notable, the Flyers beat the Rangers in a shootout in the last game of the 2010 for the last spot in the playoffs.
Philadelphia Flyers in the Stanley Cup, Eastern Conference, and NHL Playoffs
40 years after Philadelphia saw its hockey team depart from town, the Flyers came back to Philly in 1967 to give the city the NHL team they so desperately desired. The Flyers didn’t disappoint, winning back-to-back Stanley Cups in 1974/1975. Winners of 8 Eastern Conference Championships and with 35 NHL playoff appearances, the Philadelphia Flyers have certainly made the city of “Brotherly Love” proud.
Philadelphia Flyers Event Guide
What time do gates open prior to a Flyers game?
Gates at Wells Fargo Center open 1-hour before game time.
Where are good places to eat before a Flyers game?
Philadelphia has quite a few great sports bars. Of the many great options we recommend O’Neal’s Pub, For Pete’s Sake Pub, and Cavanaugh’s Restaurant. No Philadelphia food guide is complete without a few cheesesteak places. We recommend trying Tony Luke’s, Jim’s Steaks, or Steaks on South. Chickie’s & Pete’s is within walking distance of Wells Fargo Center and is always packed with Philadelphia sports fans. Other great places are Percy Street Barbecue, Han Dynasty, Butcher and Singer, or Fork.
Where is the best place to park at Wells Fargo Center?
Parking at Wells Fargo Center is pretty straightforward. The arena is surrounded with parking lots and conveniently located next to Lincoln Financial Field, giving the area more parking options then necessary for fans entering Wells Fargo Center. The places closest to the arena are reserved for parking passes. The rest of the spots are cash only and range from $10 to $30.
Does my child need a ticket to go to a Flyers game?
If your child is older than 2 years old they will be required to have a ticket to enter Wells Fargo Center. Any child 2 years old or younger is allowed to sit on a guardians lap for the duration of the game. Don’t forget to bring proof of your child’s age to the gate with you to avoid any last minute hassles at the door.