A Flyer Forever.
Comcast Spectacor will unveil and dedicate a nine-foot tall bronze statue to Ed Snider outside of the Wells Fargo Center. The unveiling will take place on Thursday, October 19th at 4:30 p.m., prior to the Flyers game against the Nashville Predators.
Earlier this year the City of Philadelphia named a street outside of the sports complex Ed Snider Way. It’s really a testament to how much of an impact Snider had on the Flyers, Philadelphia, and hockey in general.
Members of the Snider family, Flyers President Paul Holmgren, Comcast Spectacor President Dave Scott, and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney are among the people expected to speak at the ceremony. The ceremony is free and open to the public.
Here’s more on the statue, via the Flyers:
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.
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