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Adoptable dogs will be at Tuesday’s Philadelphia Union game in cardboard cutout form

The “Dogs of Ben” will be visible in the stadium Tuesday and available for adoption

Would you like to add another Union fan to the family; specifically a furry one? The Philadelphia Union and Subaru of America, Inc. are working together to provide shelter dogs a new home.

Just like fans were able to purchase cardboard cutouts of themselves, there will be cutouts of adoptable dogs in the crowd starting on August 25, the club’s first home game of the season at Subaru Park against rival New York Red Bulls.

“We are thrilled to be hosting the first Philadelphia Union game at Subaru Park on August 25 and to introduce the innovative ways we are incorporating our fans, community, partners, and even adoptable pets into a Union gameday,” said Tim McDermott, President, Philadelphia Union. “As a community-first minded company and alongside our partner Subaru, we will continue to look for ways to help and highlight organizations in need.”

For those wondering where the cardboard cutout of the adoptable dogs will be located, they’ll have their own section in the stadium known as the “Dogs of Ben.” Along with working with shelters such as the Providence Animal Shelter, Subaru will fill the seats at midfield with some of these furry fans in hopes of finding them a new home.

You can head to to learn more about adopting one of the dogs.

The Union and Subaru America announced their partnership back in February that included renaming the stadium in Chester Subaru Park. Tuesday’s game will be the first in the stadium since it was renamed.

“At Subaru, our love for pets runs as deeply as our love for soccer, and from the onset of our partnership with the Union, we knew we wanted to bring our furry friends out to Subaru Park and bring awareness to adopting shelter pets,” said Alan Bethke, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Subaru of America, Inc. “While home games may look a bit different this year, we hope the Dogs of Ben add some fun to gameday while helping to unite local dogs in the greater Philadelphia area with loving owners.”