Ed Snider

Philadelphia Medal

Owner, Sports/Entertainmnet Industry Leader

Leader in the Philadelphia sports and entertainment industry for over 40 years
Considered the driving force that brought professional hockey to Philadelphia
Started the world’s largest arena management company
Developed twp major arenas in the city (Spectrum and Wachovia Center)
Created two cable television networks (Prism and Comcast SportsNet)
Used the hockey team as a foundation to create one of the preeminent entertainment organizations in the world
Came to Philadelphia as part of a group that purchased the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles (1964)
Served as both Vice President and Treasurer of the Eagles
Founder and owner of the Philadelphia Flyers (1966-present)
Spearheaded the effort to build the Spectrum which would house his fledgling hockey team
Assumed control of the Spectrum facility (1971)
Created Spectacor to oversee the Flyers hockey club and the Spectrum (1974)
Has served on the NHL’s Advisory Committee and Board of Governors
Recipient of the Lester Patrick Award for outstanding service to hockey in the United States (1980)
Commitments to amateur hockey and charity have been matched by few other NHL owners
Created the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation as a means to reach inner city children by giving them the chance to learn to play hockey (2005)
Engineered one of the largest sports mergers in the country between his Spectacor and Comcast Corporation (1996)
Current Chairman of Comcast-Spectacor (1996-present)

Comcast-Spectacor is the current parent company of the following entities

  • NHL's Philadelphia Flyers
  • NBA's Philadelphia 76ers
  • AHL's Philadelphia Phantoms
  • Wachovia Center
  • Wachovia Spectrum
  • Comcast Sports Net, a regional sports network
  • Global Spectrum, an international facilities management company
  • Ovations Food Services, a national food concession company
  • Flyers Skate Zone, a network of regional ice rinks
  • Front Row Marketing, a firm that creates, identifies, and sells new revenue streams at facilities
  • New Era Tickets, an innovative provider of technological solutions for box office management, event management, and customer communications
Recipient of the Anti-Defamation League’s prestigious Americanism Award (1999)
Selected by Philadelphia Daily News readers as Philadelphia’s Greatest Mover and Shakerof the Millennium (1999)
Received Temple University’s First Annual Sports Leadership Award presented by The Fox School of Business and Management (2001)
Given the Ellis Island Medal of Honor awarded to Americans of all ethnic backgrounds who have made significant contributions to our society (2005)
Recipient of the William Penn Award form the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (2005)
Inducted into the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame (1997)
Inducted into the Philadelphia Flyers Hall of Fame (1989)
Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Builder’s Category (1988)

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