CHESTER, PA - JUNE 27: A general view of PPL Park is seen as the Philadelphia Union play the Seattle Sounders FC at the PPL Park stadium opener on June 27, 2010 in Chester, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
It seems the Philadelphia Independence will once again take to the pitch at PPL Park for their upcoming season. Philly Soccer News reported yesterday that the Independence could play up to four home games in 2012 at PPL, including its home opener on April 15th.
During the WPS playoffs last season, PPL Park hosted the Independence's semifinal match against disbanded squad magicJack, drawing 5,410 fans, the teams largest crowd in 2011.
"We're very excited about that," Independence owner David Halstead told Jonathan Tannenwald of Philly.com soccer blog, The Goalkeeper. Halstead also noted that Philadelphia Union owner Nick Sakieiwicz has been "fantastic" about letting the Independence play at PPL.
While the full WPS schedule has yet to be released, four looks like the maximum number of games PPL Park will play host to the Independence, with that number possibly going down to three if any conflicts come up throughout the course of the Union season.
These types of situations are always subject to change, so the number could easily go up or down at anytime. The remainder of the Independence's home matches will be played at Quick Stadium, on the Widener University campus.