Tomorrow we start a new chapter in Philadelphia sports history. It was written by a grassroots effort of dedicated soccer fans that willed a new franchise into existence. After 3 years of work and 15 years of waiting, the Philadelphia Union is finally a reality.
The Sons of Ben fan group, 5,200 strong, has brought a level of enthusiasm that I haven’t seen for any kind of expansion team in any sport. Their strong support at the MLS SuperDraft was a show of force and a signal to opponents: good luck playing in our house. On June 27th, PPL Park will open its gates to a place we can really call our own. I can’t wait for the deafening noise and the electricity in the evening air. That moment will be surreal.
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