Matchday Guide: Everything you need to know about the 2016 home opener

Philadelphia Union vs. New England Revolution

Sunday, March 20th at 2:30 p.m. presented by ACME
Talen Energy Stadium
Matchday Program: Inside The Net

Theme Night: Irish Night

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Check out the match timeline and all the happenings revolving around the Philadelphia Union vs. New England Revolution below:

Match Timeline:

Talen Energy Stadium Lots Open 9:30 a.m.
Box Office Opens 9:30 a.m.
Shuttles and Buses 11:00 a.m.
Bethlehem Steel Friendly 11:00 a.m.
Union Shop 11:30 p.m.
Toyota Plaza 12:30 p.m.
Dogfish Head River Deck 12:30 p.m.
Gates Open 1:30 p.m.
Game Time 2:30 p.m.


Getting to Talen Energy Stadium:

Parking Lot Opens: 9:30 a.m.

General Parking:

  • Lot A: Pre-Paid Passes, $20 Cash Parking per car as space permits
  • Lot B: ADA, Pre-Paid Passes, Pre Approved Press/Media, $20 Cash Parking per car as space permits 
  • Lot C: Pre-Paid Passes, $20 Cash Parking per car as space permits
  • Lot D: Pre-Paid Passes Only
  • Lot SOB: SOB Members Only (Pre-Paid Passes and $20 Cash Parking per car as space permits)

Free shuttles:

To get to Talen Energy Stadium, take the SEPTA Wilmington/Newark Regional Rail line to the Chester Transportation Center (6th & Welsh Street). Shuttles will run before, during and after the match, starting at 9:30 a.m.


A dedicated pick-up and drop-off location will be located at Stadium Lot E. The dedicated Uber Lot will be Stadium Lot E, located on Reaney Street, in between Seaport Drive and W. Front Street. Drivers will begin positioning immediately after halftime.

In addition, people trying out Uber for the first time will be able to use the promo code 'PhilaUnion' in their Uber app to receive $15 off their first ride.

What's New?

New Concession Items:

Mitchell & Ness Installation: 

Arrive Early

Bethlehem Steel FC vs. Georgetown

Come out and see Bethlehem Steel FC for their final pre-season friendly as they face Georgetown at 11:00 a.m. before the Union home opener. The match will be played at the Philadelphia Union Training Center (adjacent to Talen Energy Stadium). 


The first 10,000 fans will receive a 2016 schedule magnet courtesy of ACME! 

Item of the Game

Visit the Union Shop starting at 11:30 a.m. to snag one of these exclusive Irish Night scarves!

Party on the Plaza:

Arriving to Talen Energy Stadium early will help you avoid delays and allow you to enjoy the Party on the Toyota Plaza. Check out all the happenings on the Plaza starting at 12:30 p.m. below: 

Interactive Games and Giveaways

Come early to the Toyota Plaza to enjoy music, interactive games such as cornhole, inflatables and more! This fan-friendly area also includes plenty of Union sponsor giveaways! 

IRISH NIGHT: Find the Leprechaun

Spot the leprechaun for a chance to win awesome Union prizes.

Sons of Ben

For more information on the Sons of Ben tailgate and the March to the Match visit, click here. 

Stadium Information


For additional questions, please contact Philadelphia Union Fan Services at 1-877-UNION (Press 1 for Tickets, Then 4 for Fan Services) or tweet @UnionFanService 

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