PPL Park opened as the ninth soccer-specific stadium in MLS on June 27, 2010.
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PPL Park Wins Construction Award

Chester, Pa. (September 28, 2010)- PPL Park, the riverside home of Philadelphia Union, has been named the “Sports/Recreation Project of the Year” by Mid-Atlantic Construction earlier this week when the magazine released the winners of the Best of 2010 awards program. The annual competition recognizes construction and design excellence in the Mid-Atlantic region, which includes Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

In order to eligible for a “Best of 2010” award, the project had to be completed between September 1, 2009 and September 1, 2010, as well as being located within the Mid-Atlantic region. PPL Park competed against approximately 100 other candidates that were spread over 20 different categories ranging from government buildings, to research buildings and even places of worship. Award winners were chosen by an independent jury, composed of experts of the construction industry, who met in September to finalize the results.

All winning projects will be highlighted in an upcoming issue of Mid-Atlantic Construction, as well as honored at an awards ceremony in Baltimore, Md., on December 10. “Project of the Year” winners of every category are eligible to win the National Best of the Best competition. National Winners will then be profiled in the Engineering News-Record and MidAtlantic.Construction.com.


Keystone Sports and Entertainment, LLC, is the ownership group of Philadelphia Union and is comprised of Chairman/Owner Jay Sugarman, CEO and Operating Partner Nick Sakiewicz, Christopher Buccini, Robert Buccini and David Pollin, founding partners of The Buccini/Pollin Group. The group launched the Philadelphia Union's inaugural season on March 25, 2010 and opened PPL Park, the brand new $122 million soccer specific stadium on the Chester Waterfront, on June 27, 2010.  PPL Park, the home of Philadelphia Union, holds approximately 18,500 seats and will host various events throughout the year. For more information about Philadelphia Union, visit www.philadelphiaunion.com.

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