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.
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.)
March 18, 2012 |
At every Philadelphia Union soccer game - day or night, broiling or cold, sunny or pouring rain - you can find Jason Thurston cheering from Section 103 of PPL Park. He'll be there Sunday for the team's home opener, albeit with one short detour: Onto the field, to be honored as the 2011 Fan of the Year, the winner in an imaginative new marketing program that's putting dollars in the Union bank account, and giving fans once-in-a-lifetime chances to meet players, take behind-the-scenes tours, and even play pickup games on the field.
June 20, 2014 |
A Bala Cynwyd parking lot operator claims in a federal racketeering lawsuit that officials in Chester City conspired with the owners of the Philadelphia Union and PPL Park to stop the company from operating its lots during the Union's Major League Soccer games and other events. For four games in 2013, the suit claims, Police Commissioner Joseph Bail ordered three ranking officers to close the lots owned by T.I.C.B. Partners by blocking streets with city vehicles or police tape. According to the lawsuit, Bail was also put on the payroll of the company that manages the park and paid $400 for every event he attended there, though it did not specify his duties.
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.
December 24, 2010 |
The Independence are moving to a new home field at Widener University this season because of economics, team owner and CEO David Halstead said Thursday. The Women's Professional Soccer team played its inaugural season at West Chester University. Halstead said it is more cost-effective to play at Widener. West Chester's John A. Farrell Stadium has a capacity of 7,500. The Independence averaged 2,938 last season. Widener's Leslie Quick Stadium seats 4,500. Halstead said the goal for the team is to average 4,000 fans.
June 2, 2011 |
When: Saturday (9:58 a.m.-7:30 p.m.) and Sunday (8:59 a.m.-5:20 p.m.). Saturday's pool play will determine Sunday's single-elimination schedule. Where: PPL Park, Chester Who: Sixteen men's teams and eight women's teams are competing. Temple: The Owls' men play Arizona (12:10 p.m.), Texas (3:16 p.m.) and Oklahoma (7:30 p.m.) on Saturday. The women are in pool play tomorrow at Drexel's Vidas Athletic Complex at 43rd & Powelton. The Owls play Penn State (1:20 p.m.), Brown (3:40 p.m.)
June 5, 2012 |
NBC SPORTS and USA Sevens officials see big things for the future of the Collegiate Rugby Championship, and they say that begins with the stability provided by a multiyear agreement with PPL Park. Over the weekend, officials announced an agreement to extend the tournament's stay on the Chester waterfront through 2014. PPL Park, home of the Union, has hosted the event for the last 2 years after the inaugural event was held at Columbus (Ohio) Crew Stadium. "When there is year-to-year uncertainty you are enjoying it, but you're not invested in planning for the long term," tournament director Dan Lyle said.