For many years, the Philadelphia 76ers have been focused on the future.
They have promised fans that the best was just ahead, right around the corner, and that everyone should “trust the process.”
And now the team is talking about the future again.
Sixers $1.3 billion arena for 2031 in Center City
“We’re committed to building a world-class home in the heart of the city, a privately-funded arena that strengthens ties within the community through investments that prioritize equity, inclusivity, accessibility”
-Josh Harris pic.twitter.com/4k1hvPf95N
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) July 21, 2022
The team’s owner, Josh Harris, revealed plans for a new arena for downtown Philly that will house the team.
“We’re committed to building a world-class home in the heart of the city, a privately-funded arena that strengthens ties within the community through investments that prioritize equity, inclusivity, accessibility.”
The new arena is currently scheduled to open in 2031 and will cost $1.3 billion to build.
Will the 76ers have already found the sort of postseason success they’ve been looking for by the time the new arena is built?
Making Philly Proud
No one really knows what the 76ers will look like in 2031 when this new arena is finished and ready for fans and the team.
It will obviously be remarkably different than the team we see before us today.
In fact, there is a chance that 76ers will have won another championship by the time the doors open.
That’s the plan anyway – and it has been for some time.
Since Joel Embiid was signed to the team, fans have been hopeful that great triumphs in the playoffs were right around the corner.
Obviously, that hasn’t been the case.
Some people think the team’s upcoming season could be their best, with James Harden apparently more tuned in and Embiid playing the best basketball of his career lately.
Fans are really hopeful and they’re eager to see Philly take home the top prize long before the team moves to a new home.