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Full 2021 Union promotional schedule released

The Union will host three Rivalry Nights in Chester this season

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Just a day after the CDC released new mask guidelines, the Union released their promotional schedule for the current 2021 season. Most of the team’s home games this season will be either a themed night or a title partner. These events range from promoting inclusivity, honoring military members and raising awareness about childhood cancer.

It all gets underway way the first of three Rivalry Nights in Chester, when the U take on NYCFC this Saturday, May 1. The festivities continue with the team’s first Title Partner game of 2021 when Subaru of America presents the Union vs New England on Wednesday, May 12.

Below you will find some of the highlights from this year’s promotional schedule:

  • Rivalry Nights (May 1 vs. NYCFC; May 15 vs. New York Red Bulls; July 17 vs. D.C. United)
  • Pride Night (June 23 vs. Columbus, presented by Subaru of America) – Celebrating #SoccerForAll and inclusivity with limited edition Adidas Pride Top.
  • Military Night (August 1 vs. Chicago) – A special night to honor the armed forces with pregame ceremonies featuring military personnel and special limited edition Adidas Camo Top.
  • Alumni Night hosted by Philadelphia Union Foundation (August 21 vs. CF Montreal, presented by Ardent Credit Union) – Philadelphia Union alumni will be celebrated, and fans will have the chance to help support the Philadelphia Union Foundation’s Chester High school soccer program through in-game 50/50, pledge drive and silent auction.
  • Hispanic Heritage/Rivalry Match (September 15 vs. New England) – The Philadelphia Union will celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with in-game activations featuring Hispanic music, food and culture.
  • Kick Childhood Cancer (September 19 vs. Orlando) – The Union celebrates the brave children battling pediatric cancer by honoring themin-game with special activations. The team will also wear a limited edition KCC Top.
  • Kids Day/Phang’s Birthday (September 25 vs. Atlanta, presented by BIMBO Bakeries USA) –Celebrating local youth players with special experiences as well as celebrating Phang’s Birthday.
  • Fan Appreciation (October 30 vs. FC Cincinnati, presented by Captain Morgan) – The Union wrap up the regular season with their annual U Thank U. Fans will enjoy specials on concessions prices, discounts in the Union Shop and special game experiences.

Now, for the full schedule of this season’s promotional calendar.

Saturday, April 24; 8 p.m.
Home Opener

Saturday, May 1; 7:30 p.m.
Rivalry Match

Wednesday, May 12; 7:30 p.m.
Subaru of America
Saturday, May 15; 7:30 p.m.
Rivalry Match

Wednesday, June 23; 7:30 p.m.
Pride Night
Subaru of America
Philadelphia Union celebrate Soccer For All and inclusivity as they welcome defending MLS Cup Champs Columbus Crew SC.

Saturday, July 17; 7:30 p.m.
Rivalry Match

Sunday, August 1; 6 p.m.
Military Night
A special night to honor the armed forces through pregame ceremonies and more as the Union take on the Chicago Fire.

Saturday, August 21; 7:30 p.m.
Alumni Night
Ardent Credit Union
A fan favorite returns as Union alumni are our welcomed guests as the Boys in Blue battle CF Montreal.

Wednesday, September 15; 7:30 p.m.
Hispanic Heritage/Rivalry
Philadelphia Union celebrate Hispanic Heritage Night as the club welcomes foe New England Revolution

Sunday, September 19; 4 p.m.
Kick Childhood Cancer Night
KCC returns to Subaru Park as the Union honor those battling childhood cancer while on the pitch they battle Orlando City.

Saturday, September 25; 3:30 p.m.
Kids Day
Bimbo Bakeries USA
Kids Day is back in 2021 as we celebrate local youth players as the club battles conference foe Atlanta United FC.

Saturday, October 2; 7:30 p.m.
Thomas English Muffins

Saturday, October 23; 7:30 p.m.
Independence Blue Cross

Sunday, October 30; 7:30 p.m.
Fan Appreciation Day
Captain Morgan
Philadelphia Union wrap up their home schedule with U Thank U where fans will enjoy specials on concessions, discounts in the Union Shop and more.