The proposed arena, 76 Place at Market East, would enclose the property currently occupied by Greyhound.
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — The group proposing the $1.3 billion stadium for the 76ers dreams big.
The proposed arena, 76 Place at Market East, would stretch from 10th Street to 11th Street, then from Market Street – via Filbert Street – and terminating at a small intersection, Cuthbert Street.
“I can’t wait because I think it’s a great place,” said Craig Jackson of North Philadelphia.
But that means the Greyhound bus depot between Filbert and Cuthbert would have to find another home.
“For the stadium, are they going to move Greyhound? That’s not right! Then people have to keep walking to get on the bus,” said Chana Smith, who stopped at the Pittsburgh depot.
“The days of Greyhound are over because when you’re not flying, all you’re doing is driving,” Jackson said.
Michael Ha has owned QT Vietnamese Sandwiches on North 10th Street for 12 years. His business would be overshadowed by a multi-billion dollar basketball stadium.
“It takes away from the neighborhood its heritage, its culture and its people. If you bring something of that magnitude to Chinatown, you’re going to rip away whatever’s left,” Ha said.
76 Devcorp, the group proposing the new stadium, says it will work with the community, city and Greyhound to find a viable solution.
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But that the demolition or construction of this massive project would not begin for at least four years.
This project is still in its infancy. Not only would these properties have to be sold, but the city would also have to give the green light for the construction of the huge sports complex.
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