Philadelphia 76ers 2022-23 Season
The 2022-23 season marks the 74th overall NBA season for the Philadelphia 76ers, one of the league's first franchises. Founded in 1946 and playing their first NBA season in 1949, the team was introduced as the Syracuse Nationals and played home games in upstate New York. After moving to Philadelphia in 1963 and adopting the 76ers moniker in honor of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia in 1776, the team has had a prominent history featuring several players who would go on to be inducted into the Pro Basketball Hall of Fame.
Among them: Dolph Schayes, Hal Greer, Wilt Chamberlain, Billy Cunningham, Bobby Jones, Julius Erving, Maurice Cheeks, Moses Malone, Charles Barkley, and Allen Iverson. Currently, the Sixers feature potential Hall of Fame players Joel Embiid and James Harden.
The 76ers have made 52 playoff appearances, and earned nine trips to the NBA Finals, winning three World Championships. Chamberlain, Erving, Malone and Iverson have all also been named the NBA Most Valuable Player while playing for the 76ers, for a total of six MVP awards.
The Philadelphia 76ers organization is a Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment property.
Philadelphia 76ers Team Info
Year Founded: 1946
Team Colors: Blue, Red, Silver, Black, Navy, White
The Wells Fargo Center
The 76ers' current home arena originally opened its doors in 1996 and was renamed the Wells Fargo Center in 2010. The Wells Fargo Center officially seats 20,318 for NBA and NCAA basketball and 19,541 for NHL hockey and indoor NLL lacrosse. With additional standing-room admissions available in luxury and club-box suites, the total paid capacity increases. The Wells Fargo Center has 126 luxury suites, 1,880 club-box seats, and a variety of restaurants and clubs (both public and private) available for use by patrons. Additionally, the offices, studios, and production facilities of NBC Sports Philadelphia are all located in the facility.