Philadelphia Union today celebrated the official opening of the Power Training Complex. This naming rights partnership with Power Home Remodeling co-brands the club’s training facilities that now include two regulation sized training fields of Bermuda grass and a state-of-the-art indoor facility housed in the historic Annex building. Together with adjacent Talen Energy Stadium, these new facilities give Philadelphia Union a comprehensive complex for training and playing Major League Soccer matches on its home campus, and elevate its facilities into the upper echelon of MLS.
The 16,500 square foot indoor facility includes a weight training area, physical therapy and sports science development area, nutrition center, locker rooms, state of the art video theatre and a players’ lounge. The Power Training Complex also houses the offices for Philadelphia Union coaches and support staff. The Power Training Complex is one of the most unique and intimate training facilities within Major League Soccer, designed to optimize player development.
The Power Training Complex is a striking revitalization of land that saw over 100 years of industrial activity along the Delaware River and a unique repurposing of a building that was built in the 1920s to support the heavy machinery used in the former electric power plant now known as The Wharf Building, home to both Philadelphia Union and Power Home Remodeling.
“We’ve come a long way since we first broke ground on our stadium in December, 2008,” reflected Philadelphia Union Chairman and Majority Owner Jay Sugarman. “Now, as we continue to build and grow, we’re proud to welcome Power Home Remodeling into the Philadelphia Union family. Since we first welcomed them as neighbors in The Wharf in 2011, we’ve seen how rapidly Power has grown, all the result of their creating a culture and work ethic that we both embrace and admire. That combination of traits has enabled them to become one of the best places to work, locally and nationally, as they continue to expand their footprint from humble beginnings here in Delaware County, to become a true industry leader. We’re confident this is just the start of a great long term partnership.”
Founded in 1992, Power Home Remodeling was recently named the No.1 Best Place to Work for Millennials by Fortune Magazine, and this relationship with Philadelphia Union is part of a long term growth strategy geared to underscore the appeal both entities have to this younger demographic.
“Philadelphia Union is a young, gritty, motivated club with world-class ambitions for player development and results on the field,” Power Home Remodeling Co-Chief Executive Officer Corey Schiller said. “Since joining MLS in 2010, they’ve developed a strong brand and devoted fan base, and we are proud to have our name on these beautiful facilities and help support building a championship-caliber team here in our hometown.”
“Power Home Remodeling has served the Philadelphia region since we opened our doors 24 years ago,” continued Schiller. “We’ve grown to become the nation’s largest exterior remodeler serving more than 300,000 customers nationwide. We established our national headquarters at the Chester waterfront in late 2010 , home to Talen Energy Stadium and the new Power Training Complex.”