GAMEDAY GUIDE (Union vs. Rapids): Read up on all you need to know for Military Night on 5/20

Philadelphia Union vs. Colorado Rapids presented by Talen Energy

Saturday, May 20th at 7:00 p.m. 
Talen Energy Stadium

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

Box Office Opens 9:00 a.m.
Talen Energy Stadium Lots Open 2:00 p.m.
Shuttles and Buses Begin 3:00 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.

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 2:00 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.


At every Union home game, fans can get temporary Union tattoos. Parking lot attendees will hand out the tattoos at approved Union parking lots, so make sure to wear your Union pride on your skin on game day!

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

Military Night

The Union want to give back to those who sacrifice so much for our country. The Union will be hosting Military Appreciation Night vs. Colorado Rapids on May 20 at 7 p.m.,  shining a spotlight on those who deserve it. Below is all the information you need to know about the special night. 

  • The Union will have exclusive military appreciation merchandise at the Union Shop, with limited quantities available for $110
  • Military members who show their military ID get 20 percent off at the Union Shop
  • A portion of all proceeds from the exclusive military apparel will go toward military-related charities
  • Parachute jumpers will deliver the game ball for the match
  • Military member will sing the national anthem
  • Fans are encouraged to bring items for care packages for troops overseas. Items can be dropped off on the Toyota Plaza. Items include packs of gum, deck of cards, puzzle book, beef jerky sticks, protein/granola bars, small package of trail mix, individual powered drink packets, small package of individually wrapped hard candies, small package of sunflower seeds. 
  • Toyota Plaza will have military themed activities, such as letter writing to troops, military vehicles and activities and more

Click here for tickets to Union's Military Appreciation Night


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.

Party on the Toyota Plaza

Start your Union gameday experience at the Toyota Plaza (4:45 pm)! The Toyota Plaza includes a live DJ, interactive inflatables for kids, giveaways, food, drinks and more!

The 2017 Gold Cup will be on the Plaza at 4:45 pm. See it firsthand before the tournament kicks off. Group stages begin on July 7, with the knockout rounds starting on July 19. Philadelphia will hold the first two quarterfinals at Lincoln Financial Field July 19, hosting the winner of Groups A and B, as well as the second-best Group A team. Grab tickets to any Union home match along with the Gold Cup games and get 20 percent off!

For more information on the tournament, click here

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*


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!

Matchday Promotions

Coming to the match? Click here to find out all of the promotions surrounding the match!

Get familiar

Click here to print out the 2017 Philadelphia Union roster!

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