GAMEDAY GUIDE: Everything you need to know about Union vs. Timbers

Home Opener Part DOOP: Philadelphia Union vs. Portland Timbers presented by CSN

Saturday, April 8th at 7:00 p.m. 
Talen Energy Stadium
Title Night: CSN

Check out the match timeline and all the happenings revolving around the Philadelphia Union vs. Portland Timbers match below:

Game Timeline

Box Office Opens 9:00 a.m.
Talen Energy Stadium Lots Open 2:00 p.m.
Shuttles and Buses Begin 3:00 p.m.
ChaddsFord Winery Wine Tasting Begins 4:30 p.m.
Union Shop Opens 4:45 p.m.
Toyota Plaza Opens 4:45 p.m.
Union Ale House Opens 4:45 p.m.
Club and Suites Open 5:30 p.m.
All gates open
*Please note bag policy and prohibited items*
6:00 p.m.
Game time 7:00 p.m.

Stadium Information

Talen Energy Stadium Bag Policy

Philadelphia Union introduced new elevated security standards to ensure a safe environment for soccer fans. A new minimum standard Bag Policy and guest screening measures will be instituted. Under the new security policy, all guests at Talen Energy Stadium will be fully screened upon entry. The screenings will be conducted via the use of a search wand. Click here for a list of prohibited items and bag policy.

Getting to Talen Energy Stadium

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)
  • Premium Row – Premium VIP Ticket Holders Only
  • Lot F – Pre-Paid Passes, $35 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 3:00 p.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.

New to the Stadium

With a new season comes brand new features, entertainment and amenities for the best fans in MLS to have the best experience possible. 

Click here to view the full list of upgrades to pre-game entertainment, the stadium, food and beverage and Toyota Plaza.

Youth Soccer Night

The Union will be hosting Youth Soccer Night this Saturday! The initiative will have family friendly activities before, during, and after the game.

Activities include:

  • Toyota Plaza Activities:
    • adidas miCoach soccer ball for the kids to use, which connects to a smartphone to give instant feedback on power, spin, speed and trajectory of the ball.
    • Juggling contest, where one boy and girl 14 and under will win a post-game autograph session with the Union.
    • Soccer pong
    • Mini games on the ACME field, and a table to sign up for the Union's ACME Junior Supporter's Club.
  • In Game:
  • Post-Game:
    • Post-game parade around the field of Talen Energy Stadium (1 parent per child, meet at section 120-121)
    • Five lucky fans will participate in a jersey swap with five Union players

Food Trucks on Plaza

Outside of Talen Energy Stadium on Toyota Plaza will be a new culinary experience. Union fans can purchase food and beverage from local Philadelphia food trucks while tailgating before the game. Fans are also encouraged to grab some grub during halftime. 

Union Ale House

Make sure to stop by the Union Ale House, a newly designed in-stadium beer garden fan destination. The Union Ale House is comprised of six new partners: Yards, Modelo, Victory, Heineken, Sterling Pig and Yuengling. The Union Ale House will be located on the deck above sections 101 and 103 at Talen Energy Stadium. There are two additional locations of Union Ale House: one on the main concourse and another on the Toyota Plaza.
*Alcohol sales stop at the 70th minute*

Item of the Game


Doggie Style Pets, along with Saved Me, will have dogs on the Toyota Plaza prior to every game. The very good pups will be in a Puppy Bowl-style soccer pitch to play on and for fans to meet them. These puppies will be available for adoption, so come to the game and bring your new best friend home with you afterwards. Learn more about the partnership here!

Get familiar

Click here to print out the 2017 Philadelphia Union roster!

Lot C Exit

Directions for those exiting Union matches from Lot C

  • Take exit from C lot to Highland avenue
  • Make a left on 2nd Street (291) 
  • Head west.  2nd street will turn into Price Street
  • Make a left onto Post Road
  • Head West on Post Road towards Marcus Hook
  • Make a right onto 452
  • Head north onto 452
  • 452 will merge into 95 N and 95 S

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