Comcast Spectacor will honor the memory of legendary Flyers owner Ed Snider with a nine-foot-tall bronze statue outside of the Wells Fargo Center.
The 1,300-pound statue will be unveiled during a special ceremony on Oct. 19, the 50th anniversary of the Flyers' first-ever home game.
Comcast Spectacor president Dave Scott, Flyers president Paul Holmgren, mayor Jim Kenney and Snider’s family members will speak during the ceremony, which is free to the public.
Built by Chad Fisher of Fisher Sculpture of Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, the statue took over eight months to complete, with design and layout input from Comcast Spectacor and Snider's family.
After a battle with cancer, Snider passed away on April 11, 2016. After bringing NHL hockey to Philadelphia in 1966, Snider oversaw two Stanley Cup-winning teams and was the driving force behind the construction of the Wells Fargo Center, where he will now be immortalized in bronze.