The town hall meeting on the 76ers’ proposed Market Street arena – the first held in person since December – brought more than 500 people to the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown hotel Thursday night.
Among the central concerns raised during the session, which was hosted by the Sixers, was the $50 million community benefits agreement the team has promised. The 76ers have pledged the CBA will be the largest in Philadelphia history and will ensure the arena uplifts and protects the people who live in its shadow.
“If this project doesn’t help the adjacent communities, we failed,” said David Adelman, the 76ers part-owner leading the arena project.
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