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First Union Venues in Philadelphia Now Wachovia Venues

(CelebrityAccess News Service) – Comcast-Spectacor, owner and operator of the First Union Center and First Union Spectrum, both in Philadelphia, PA, has changed the names of its arenas to the Wachovia Center and Wachovia Spectrum to reflect the name change in the financial institutions.

"As the owners and operators of the arenas, Comcast-Spectacor

is honoring the contract as it was agreed upon with the bank that the successor shall keep the naming rights of the facility," said Peter Luukko, president Comcast-Spectator Ventures. "Therefore, we have changed the names of the arenas to reflect the name change from First Union to Wachovia and continue to operate our arenas as the world class facilities which they are." –by Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner