XFINITY Live! Philadelphia

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XFINITY Live! Philadelphia
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Xfinity Live!, 2014
Former names Philly Live!
Location South Philadelphia
Coordinates N39° 54.8513', W075° 9.6919'
Public transit AT&T (SEPTA station)
Owner Comcast-Spectator & The Cordish Companies
Type Restaurant Sports Bar and Entertainment
Seating type Restaurant Seating
Construction
Broke ground 2011
Built 2012
Opened First tenants opened March 2012;
Construction cost $50 million est
Architect ?
General contractor ?
Website
http://web.archive.org/web/20120122025117/http://xfinitylive.com:80/
Xfinity Live from the south, with Center City skyline in the background

XFINITY Live! Philadelphia (formerly known as Philly Live!) is a dining and entertainment complex located at the corner of 11th and Pattison Avenue, in the South Philadelphia Sports Complex on the former site of the Spectrum. It has become a media hub for various live broadcasts.[1]

History[edit]

Starting in 2008, Comcast Spectacor and Cordish Company partnered for the proposed Art Nouveau design, making use of neon- and LED-lighting to accent structures and walkways. The original Philly Live! concept included an assortment of restaurants with outdoor seating, a hotel along Pattison Avenue, and a spa or health club.[2] In December 2011, Cordish, the developer, and Comcast-Spectacor, the operator, announced renaming and reinventing the project as XFINITY Live!.

Construction began in the summer of 2011, and the first phase opened in late March 2012 as XFINITY Live!. The development concept was redrawn as a dining and entertainment district. Main attractions of the complex include the NBC Sports Arena and its 32-foot HDTV.

Phase 1, an $150 million investment, includes 4.4 acres of dining, entertainment and retail.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/the-insider/Philly-Live.html
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 5, 2012. Retrieved September 29, 2011. 

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