Wells Fargo Center ranked 5th among NHL arenas

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Flyers logo on the ice at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The Flyers are ranked fifth in the NHL, at least when it comes to the arena in which the team plays.

StadiumJourney.com, which has reviewed close to 2,000 venues in 41 countries, ranked all 30 NHL arenas based on "food and beverage in the arena, overall atmosphere, the neighborhood, the fans, access (which includes parking, traffic, restrooms, and concourses), return on investment, and an "extras" category for any unique or bonus points."

The Wells Fargo Center, which opened in August of 1996, came in fifth in Swaney's rankings, one behind the Tampa Bay Times Forum (Lightning) and one spot ahead of the Scottrade Center (Blues).

Here's what Stadium Journey's Paul Swaney had to say about the arena, which holds approximately 20,000 fans:

Wells Fargo Center is an impressive arena. It is large, but has the intimacy of a much smaller venue. With fans that enthusiastically support their team, they also get to experience a venue that has a staff that welcomes and engages all fans.

The rest of the Top 10 is as follows:

1. Xcel Energy Center - Home of the Wild
2. Verizon Center - Home of the Capitals
3. MTS Centre - Home of the Jets
4. Tampa Bay Times Forum - Home of the Lightning
5. Wells Fargo Center - Home of the Flyers
6. Scottrade Center - Home of the Blues
7. Madison Square Garden - Home of the Rangers
8. Bell Centre - Home of the Canadiens
9. United Center - Home of the Blackhawks
10. Jobing.com Arena - Home of the Phoenix Coyotes

Make sure to check out the full rankings here, and be sure to check out their other sports and venues if you're planning a road trip and want to catch a game.

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