Philadelphia Flyers, Sixers, Wells Fargo Center ban fan hate speech

PHILADELPHIA – Fans who shout racial or identity slurs at Wells Fargo Center could be kicked out and banned from the arena.

The Wells Fargo Center this week announced a new arena code of conduct prohibiting the use of hate language.

Event staff will apply a zero tolerance policy for racial or other identity-based slurs, abusive behavior or inappropriate altercations in the Flyers arena, becoming the first in the NHL to enforce such guidelines. .

The Flyers start their season Friday at home against the Vancouver Canucks. The Sixers’ first home game will be in October. 22 against the Brooklyn Nets.

Fans can be kicked out, subject to police arrest and criminal charges being laid, and have their subscription package, parking privileges or other benefits withdrawn if they violate the policy.

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