The next home game at PPL Park against the New England Revolution (July 31, 3:30pm) will have a special feel, as the Philadelphia Union will honor local Police, Fire Fighters, Emergency Service Workers and Military members. Local heroes and their families will receive a discount on group tickets, a mention on the Jumbotron, and a chance to take part in special activities while enjoying an afternoon of soccer.
"We're honored to have an opportunity to salute the men and women of the Delaware Valley who risk their own lives and well being to provide safe communities for us all," said Union President Tom Veit. "We look forward to welcoming them to PPL Park next Saturday."
The largest group in attendance from each branch will be represented on the field at halftime by a member of their group.
Before the match, there will be a 2:00pm tug of war competition in the Toyota Plaza pitting the various heroes groups against one another. The winning group will receive Union t-shirts and earn bragging rights until next summer.
Families are encouraged to come along for the match and take advantage of the pre-game inflatables, live music and other fun activities.
Space is limited, so contact the Union ticket office today at 1-877-21-UNION (877-218-6466) to find out how your group can take advantage of this exciting event.