The Wells Fargo center follows Citizens Bank Park, implements new technology to speed up the lines for fans entering the arena
Last week, the Philadelphia Phillies added a new artificial technology to help speed up fans entering the gates at Citizens Bank Park.
At the time, I urged The Wells Fargo Center to follow suit and just like that, we have a new update today stating that The Well has announced a partnership with Evolve Technology, the same company that the Phillies are using at Citizens Bank Park, which will help the crowds speed up the process when trying to enter the arena for the Sixers playoffs and beyond.
Phillies Add New Screening Process to Enter Citizens Bank Park
Note: Flyers fans won’t benefit from this technology because there are never crowds lining up outside to enter the Wells Fargo Center to see them. Boom! Roasted!
Anyways, here’s the official announcement.
PHILADELPHIA (April 10, 2023) – The New Wells Fargo Center today announced a partnership with Evolv Technology, the leader in hands-off security technology, to streamline and speed up the fan security screening process at the arena. The New Wells Fargo Center now features Evolv’s state-of-the-art Evolv Express® screening solution for Flyers games as well as concerts and other touring events at the arena, allowing fans to pass through security in a faster and easier way than ever before. Evolv is the fan screening provider for dozens of sports teams around the country from the NFL, MLB, NHL and MLS, including the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies.
Evolv Express uses powerful sensor technology with artificial intelligence (AI) to provide safer, more accurate threat detection at unprecedented volume and speed. It instantly distinguishes between threats and the everyday items, so people do not need to always empty pockets and bags. As a result, the majority of fans make their way directly into the arena without having to stop at security. Wells Fargo Center began using Evolv at Flyers hockey games in mid-February. This past season, Wells Fargo Center began permitting bags during Flyers and 76ers games that are larger than 4.5” x 6.5” but smaller than 14”x14”x6,” subject to an x-ray screening. The arena is hopeful that bags of this size will soon no longer need to be individually screened, thanks to the Evolv technology.
Now we’re talking.
I don’t want to take full credit for urging The Wells Fargo Center to implement the same tech at Citizens Bank Park but I’m definitely going to. Honestly, this was needed at The Well more than CBP. Trying to fit crowds of people into the small entrances without immediately causing a backup outside of the arena was a huge pain in the ass.