Comcast Spectacor will honor its late founder and former Chairman, Ed Snider, with a dedication and unveiling of a commemorative nine-foot-tall, bronze Ed Snider Statue outside of the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday, October 19 at 4:30 p.m. Comcast Spectacor President Dave Scott, Philadelphia Flyers President Paul Holmgren, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, and members of Ed Snider's family will speak during the ceremony, which is free and open to the public.
Custom created and built by Chad Fisher, of Fisher Sculpture of Dillsburg, PA, the nine-foot tall, 1,300-pound bronze statue will stand on a three-foot base encased by solid granite. The process, which took eight months from start to finish, began in the Archives office of the Wells Fargo Center where Fisher selected photos of Snider to base his design. Fisher met with members of the Snider Family and Comcast Spectacor executives to agree on the proper layout.
The statue is being unveiled on the 50th anniversary of the first-ever Philadelphia Flyers home game when the team made its debut at the Spectrum against the Pittsburgh Penguins on October 19, 1967.
NOTE: This is a rain or shine event. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held inside the Broad Street Atrium of the Wells Fargo Center.