Is it 'lights out' for the Spectrum?

January 22, 2008 8:10:16 AM PST
An announcement is planned Tuesday about a development proposal considered for part of the South Philadelphia Sports Complex. The announcement is to be made by Comcast-Spectacor, the sports division of Comcast Corp.

Last week, Comcast-Spectacor's president said that the Wachovia Spectrum could be demolished to make room for an entertainment complex.

The city owns the property but gave Comcast development rights when it built the neighboring Wachovia Center, which opened in 1996.

The Spectrum once held big-league pro basketball and hockey games. It is now home to minor league hockey, indoor soccer, concerts and other events. It's uncertain where the teams will go if they're evicted.