Brown supports 76ers stadium construction in Center City
State Rep. Amen Brown, D-Phila., said that a new stadium built by the Sixers organization would be a chance for significant economic revival and transformational change for the City of Philadelphia.
Brown said that the new building, designated for construction at 10th/11th and Market streets, would be a huge investment into the future of Philadelphia, but that the plans cannot impede on the lives of community members or other business owners in the area.
"This is a great step in the right direction for the long-term goal to underscore Philly as a true gateway city,” Brown said. “The potential impact, if executed thoughtfully, will ripple for generations to come.
"The opportunity to bring this level of vibrancy and passion to Market East will not only enhance public safety but will reinvent how the community plugs into opportunity. Community partnership is currency for both POC and stakeholders like the Sixers.”
The Sixers’ $1.3 billion proposed arena will be privately funded and is not requesting city or state subsidies.
“Though privately funded, I believe leadership from both the state and the city should do all that they can to create the right public-private partnership,” Brown said. “This is an opportunity where the right collaboration and creative thinking could yield the greatest results for the people of Philadelphia. Let’s get this right.”