Philadelphia Union today announced the promotional schedule for the 2013 season. The Union will host several theme nights, promotional giveaways and campaigns during home games at PPL Park throughout the season.
In March, the Union will host promotional matches in their first two home games of the year. To kick off the season, the first five-thousand fans to arrive at PPL Park on March 2 – the season-opening match against Sporting Kansas City – will receive a magnet of the Union’s 2013 schedule. For the March 16 contest against New England Revolution, the Union will host Irish Night and feature entertainment special food, drinks and games honoring Irish heritage.
The 2013 promotional schedule is listed below:
April 13 (4 p.m. vs. Toronto FC) – Autism Awareness – Rally Towels for first 5,000 fans courtesy of Farmers Insurance
May 4 (4 p.m. vs. Seattle Sounders) – Derby Day – Celebrate the Kentucky Derby at the Union game
May 15 (7:30 p.m. vs. Los Angeles Galaxy) – Amobi Okugo Growth Chart for first 5,000 fans ages 14 and under courtesy of Independence Blue Cross; Mother’s Day celebration
May 18 (7:30 p.m. vs. Chicago Fire) – Scarf for first 7,500 fans courtesy of PPL Energy Plus
June 5 (7:30 p.m. vs. Columbus Crew) – Water bottle for first 5,000 fans courtesy of Chick-fil-A; ‘80s Theme Night
June 23 (5 p.m. vs. New York Red Bulls) – Father’s Day Celebration
July 20 (7:30 p.m. vs. Portland Timbers) – Celebrate America with Tickets for Troops
August 3 (7:30 vs. Chicago Fire) – Hispanic Heritage Night
August 10 (8 p.m. vs. D.C. United) – Lottery coupons courtesy of PA Lottery; Ovarian Cancer Awareness
August 31 (7:30 p.m. vs. Montreal Impact) – Giveaway courtesy of Turkey Hill; ‘90s Theme Night
September 14 (7:30 p.m. vs. Houston Dynamo) – Giveaway for first 5k children 14 and under, courtesy of Crozer Keystone and Premier Orthopedics; Pediatric Cancer Awareness
October 5 (7:30 p.m. vs. Toronto FC) –Breast Cancer Awareness; The U Thank U Month
October 26 (3 p.m. vs. Sporting KC) – Team print for first 5k fans, courtesy of Bimbo Bakeries, USA; The U Thank U Month
The Union kick off the 2013 season at PPL Park on Saturday, March 2 against Sporting Kansas City at 4:00 p.m. ET on 6abc.