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Union To Host Valencia at PPL Park



CHESTER, Pa. (March 17, 2010) – As part of Philadelphia Union’s promise to bring top notch competition to Chester, club officials have announced an agreement to host Valencia C.F. at PPL Park this summer as part of the club’s season ticket package. A date and time for the game have not yet been finalized.

"We are very excited to bring one of La Liga's top teams to PPL Park this summer as part of our season ticket package,” said Philadelphia Union CEO & Operating Partner Nick Sakiewicz. “Philadelphia Union season ticket holders will be treated to a high level of international football as we take on our friends from Spain.”

“Valencia will be a great test for our club and we’re excited for the challenge,” added Team Manager Peter Nowak. “Playing top international teams will always be a valuable way to continue our development.”

 One of the top clubs in Spain, Valencia currently sits in third place in the La Liga standings and boasts a lineup made up of Spanish superstars David Villa, David Silva and Juan Manuel Mata.

Philadelphia Union’s first-ever First Kick will take place March 25, 2010 vs. Seattle Sounders FC at Seattle’s Qwest Field. The club’s home opener will be April 10, 2010 vs. D.C. United at Lincoln Financial Field.

Keystone Sports and Entertainment, LLC, is the Philadelphia Union ownership group. It is comprised of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of iStar Financial Jay Sugarman, CEO and Operating Partner Nick Sakiewicz, Christopher and Robert Buccini and David Pollin, founding partners of the Buccini Pollin Group, Swarthmore Group’s Jim Nevels (Chairman) and Paula Mandle (CEO), and Philadelphia attorney William Doran. For more information about Philadelphia Union, visit

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