GAMEDAY GUIDE: Union vs. Real Salt Lake

Philadelphia Union vs. Real Salt Lake

Saturday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. ET
Televised on PHL17
Talen Energy Stadium

Check out the match timeline and all the happenings revolving around the Philadelphia Union vs. Real Salt Lake for Military Appreciation Night.

Game Timeline

Box Office Opens 2:30 p.m.
Talen Energy Stadium Lots Open 2:30 p.m.
Shuttles and Buses 3:30 p.m.
Union Shop Opens 5:30 p.m.
U-Ride (AT ALL LOCATIONS) 5:30 p.m.
Toyota Plaza Opens 5:30 p.m.
Union Ale House Deck Opens 5:30 p.m.
Talen Energy Gate, Club, and Suites Entrance Opens 6:00 p.m.
All Other Gates Open 6:30 p.m.

Stadium Information

Talen Energy Stadium Bag Policy 

The safety of our fans, players and staff is paramount. In conjunction with Major League Soccer, new elevated security standards have been introduced. To make your game day experience as safe and smooth as possible, get familiar with our updated security standards.

FYI: Parking

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Get your Lot C gameday parking pass now! Your parking pass will immediately arrive to your inbox as a PDF file upon purchase. Before heading out for the game, fans must print and present this parking pass to the attendant at Lot C upon arrival.
A new Sons of Ben tailgate location means a slight change in Ingress/Egress on gamedays. Lot B and the Sons of Ben Lot will enter through the driveway just south of the Power Training Fields. Lot C will now enter exclusively down the driveway that heads into the Wharf Building located just off Seaport Drive. 

ICYMI: Tailgating

  • Tailgating in the parking lots will be limited to 2 feet behind the vehicle.
  • Parking spaces will be limited. Fans that wish to park next to each other as a group should plan on arriving at the same time.
  • Charcoal grills, glass containers and kegs are prohibited.
  • Tailgating items, food and beverage will not be allowed in the vendor area on the concrete plaza section of Toyota Plaza or into the stadium.
  • Check out the Toyota Plaza outside the stadium as a meeting point. Fans will be permitted to bring tailgating items, food and beverage to the grass area.

Union Play for Fearless Heroes

During training on May 18, Philadelphia Union players will wear the last names of the 15 fallen heroes who will be honored during the match on the back of their limited edition military practice jerseys. 

On May 19 during the match, the families of the fifteen fallen heroes will be honored as our Honorary Captains and will participate in a jersey exchange when the game concludes. To read more on the heroes who sacrificed their lives for this great nation, please click here.


From a Suite to a Parlor

In partnership with the team's Chief Tattoo Officer, Bonedaddy’s, the Union are converting an entire stadium suite into a tattoo parlor on game day! The Union have been accepting nominations for several weeks from active duty and veteran military personnel. The two honorary heroes — Sergeant Caitlyn Maxwell and Private First Class Justin Glover — will receive complimentary tattoos on game day in the stadium suite. Fans can take a peak by stopping by suite 338 during the match!

Items of the Game: Military Appreciation Night Merch

Limited edition merchandise will be available in the Union Shop. Options include a camo-embellished Adidas Zip Hoodie and a black and gold Adidas training top. A Fearless Heroes patch will also be available for purchase for fans to customize their jerseys or Union gear. Quantities are limited, so make sure you get to the match early!

Take the U-Ride!

The U-Ride Bus Program, a special initiative designed to provide fans in the downtown Philadelphia region with an additional option to get to Talen Energy Stadium on match days, will debut for Saturday's match against D.C. United. Fans will be provided with round-trip transportation and can select from four locations, with pickup set for 1:30 p.m:

Baby Blues BBQ (3402 Sansom St, Philadelphia PA 19104)
Brauhaus Schmitz (718 South St, Philadelphia PA 19147)
Smith’s Restaurant & Bar (39 S 19th St, Philadelphia PA 19103)
XFINITY Live! (1100 Pattison Ave, Philadelphia PA 19148)

Upon arrival at Talen Energy Stadium, all buses will drop fans off in a designated parking lot behind stadium lot D. They will then leave Talen Energy Stadium from the dropoff location 20 minutes after the final whistle, clearly marked with signage specifying their corresponding destinations within the city.

Free Shuttles 

To get to Talen Energy Stadium, take the SEPTA Wilmington/Newark Regional Rail line to the Chester Transportation Center (6th & Welsh Street). There will be a free shuttle service to Talen Energy Stadium (for Philadelphia Union matches) and back, with service beginning four hours prior to game time. Shuttle service is not available for non-Union events at Talen Energy Stadium. 

Shuttles returning to the Chester Transportation Center will be parked along Front Street, one block north of Talen Energy Stadium (the same location you will be dropped off at before matches). Shuttles will run until everyone has left Talen Energy Stadium. A last call announcement will be made when it appears all fans have departed.

Concessions Jawn

Enjoy fresh, mouth-watering options that have been carefully scooped, grilled, tossed, poured and sautéed by our 22 vendors. Our full menu includes gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options.
We're happy to welcome P.J. Whelihan's to sections 101 and 122! Landers Pizza is also now at Talen Energy Stadium and will be served at sections 109 and 127. Be sure to stop by the food truck stands including The Cow & Curd and Baby Blues BBQ at sections 107 and 132.
As part of our Military Appreciation Night, military personnel who present a valid ID or wear their uniform will receive a special hot dog meal. Fans can donate $1 at select food and beverage stands to benefit the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors.

Please Note: No outside food or beverages may be brought inside Talen Energy Stadium.

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For additional questions, please contact Philadelphia Union Fan Services at 1-877-21UNION or tweet @UnionFanService.

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