November 16, 2012
Here is the schedule for Friday's exhibition lacrosse tournament at PPL Park in Chester. This year's event, organized by NXTsports and HelpHOPELive, benefits 13-year-old Logan Schweiter of Devon. The doors at PPL Park open at 3 p.m. The schedule 4 p.m.: Preliminary game, Trashcan Lacrosse 8th vs. Bandits Lacrosse 8th 5 p.m.: HEADstrong (Pa.) vs. Leading Edge (N.J.) 5:55 p.m.: Haverford School vs. Hill Academy (Ontario, Canada) 6:50 p.m. Episcopal Academy vs. Conestoga 7:45 p.m. Mesa Fresh (Pa.)
April 10, 2011 |
According to a source within the Big East Conference, Villanova's board of trustees will not hold an anticipated Tuesday vote on whether to move up to Division I-A and join the Big East for football because the conference's football members are not ready to sign off on the Wildcats' plans. The chief sticking point, according to the source, is Villanova's plan to use PPL Park in Chester, the 18,500-seat home of the Philadelphia Union, as its primary venue. PPL Park would be the smallest stadium in the league.
June 1, 2015 |
Inside the gates of PPL Park on game days, nearly 18,500 fans bustle around the $122 million Major League Soccer stadium on the Chester waterfront. They cheer the Union, they relax, they buy drinks and food. For a few hours, it's an image from Chester that few might recognize. But by the day's end, those visitors abruptly leave - returning to homes far outside Chester's city limits - without ever venturing beyond the I-95 ramp leading to the complex. It's been nearly five years since PPL Park opened with high expectations: The stadium would become a hub for economic development, the centerpiece of a waterfront stretch that would include housing, corporate offices, and a convention center.
October 3, 2015 |
Nick Sakiewicz is out as the Union's CEO and chief operating partner. The team is expected to make the announcement on Friday. CBSphilly.com first reported on Sakiewicz's departure. Reached late Thursday by The Inquirer, Sakiewicz provided this statement: "I enjoyed my time at the Philadelphia Union and am proud of the team and organization and stadium we built," he said. "I wish the Union, [team chairman and owner] Jay Sugarman, and the entire organization the best of luck and continued success.
July 19, 2012 |
NEW YORK — For the next week and a half, PPL Park, Chester and the city of Philadelphia will become a soccer mecca. Starting with Wednesday night's match against English Premier League foe Aston Villa, the region will host a full slate of matches and events, culminating with the league's best taking on Chelsea, the reigning club champion of Europe, when PPL Park welcomes the MLS All-Star Game next Wednesday. On Tuesday, MLS released its full slate of events leading up to the match, beginning with the launch of its Giant Ball Tour on Friday at 2 p.m. on the steps of the Art Museum, featuring MLS commissioner Don Garber and Mayor Nutter.
October 25, 2011 |
To put in perspective how long this Major League Soccer season has been, the Union opened the regular season on March 19 while the Phillies were in Clearwater, Fla., for spring training. The Phillies' season has ended and the Union's postseason is just beginning. After earning a bye for the MLS Cup wild-card round, the Union will open the first of a two-game Eastern Conference semifinal aggregate-goal series with the Houston Dynamo on Sunday at PPL Park in Chester. Game time will either be 4 or 5 p.m., an MLS official said Monday.
October 24, 2012
When: Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. Where: Livestrong Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kan. TV: The Comcast Network. Records: Union, 10-16-6, 36 points; Kansas City, 17-7-9, 60 points. Coaches: Union, John Hackworth (8-9-4); Kansas City, Peter Vermes (44-35-30). Union on the road: 3-9-4. Kansas City at home: 9-3-4. Previous meetings: The Union won, 4-0, at PPL Park on June 23 in MLS action. On July 11, Kansas City won, 2-0, in the semifinals of the U.S. Open Cup at PPL Park.
May 26, 2012
What: An international soccer friendly between the United States women's national team and China. When: Sunday, 7 p.m. Where: PPL Park, Chester Saturday practice: Fans are invited to attend the U.S. team's practice on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at PPL Park. Admission and parking are free. Members of the U.S. Soccer Supporters Club will receive premium seating at the session. Fans may join the club at www.ussoccer.com or at the stadium on Saturday.
June 19, 2014 |
It took 110 minutes for the Union to take a lead against its own affiliate in its first game under interim manager Jim Curtin on Tuesday night at PPL Park in Chester. The Union struggled immensely for the majority of the game against the Harrisburg City Islanders of the USL PRO league but came away with a 3-1 victory in the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Forward Andrew Wenger bounced the ball over sprawling Islanders goalkeeper Brian Sylvestre for a 2-1 lead in the 110th minute and added another goal in the 117th.
July 9, 2014 |
THE UNION and New England Revolution are probably getting a bit sick of each other. For the fourth time in less than 4 months - the third time at PPL Park - the MLS Eastern Conference foes play tonight, this match for a trip to the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m., with the victor advancing to play Aug. 12 on the road against FC Dallas or the Carolina Railhawks, of the North American Soccer League. Despite its 2014 MLS struggles, the eighth-place Union (4-8-6)