Philadelphia Union Unveil 2019 Pride Weekend Initiatives
Ahead of June 8 home game, the club reveals a series of events to celebrate inclusion as a part of “Soccer for All” platform
CHESTER, Pa. (May 28, 2019) – Philadelphia Union today announced a series of Pride Weekend events as a part of “Soccer for All”, a league-wide initiative dedicated to providing an environment in which staff, players, partners and fans are treated with dignity and respect regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status.
In conjunction with the Philadelphia Union’s home game against league rival New York Red Bulls, the club is hosting the following events:
Pride Weekend Kickoff Party - Soccer in the Streets
Friday, June 7 from 6pm-10pm
The Pride Weekend Kickoff Party hosted by Sean Brace will feature a "Soccer for All" mini soccer field set up for 5v5 soccer in the street at the corner of 12th and Locust. The Philadelphia Falcons -- the only LGBTQA soccer club in the Philly area -- will be there along with Stonewall Sports, which provides recreational and educational events to Philly's LGBTQIA+ community.
Pride Night at Talen Energy Stadium, presented by Visit St. Pete Clearwater
Saturday, June 8 at 7:30pm
Talen Energy Stadium
Pre-game fans can take photos at the Pride Photo spot, get a temporary tattoo from Union Chief Tattoo Officer Bonedaddys, or dive for prizes in the adult ball pit from Visit St. Pete-Clearwater
Additionally, limited-edition Pride warm-up tops from Adidas will be available for purchase at the Union Shop. The first 5000 fans will receive a Pride Rally Bandana courtesy of Visit St. Pete-Clearwater.
Philadelphia Pride Parade
Sunday, June 9 at 11:00am
13th St. and Locust St.
The Union and the Sons of Ben will be proudly marching in the 2019 Philadelphia Pride Parade for the second consecutive year
RSVP here to join the parade.
ABOUT PHILADELPHIA UNION
Philadelphia was awarded the 16th Major League Soccer franchise on February 28, 2008 and the Union were officially named on May 11, 2009. Owned and operated by Keystone Sports and Entertainment, LLC, the group launched the Philadelphia Union's inaugural season on March 25, 2010 and opened Talen Energy Stadium on June 27 of that year. Throughout the club’s history, the Union have reached the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final in 2014, 2015 and 2018, and have also reached the MLS Cup Playoffs in 2011, 2016 and 2018. In 2019, Philadelphia Union are celebrating 10 years of top-flight action at Talen Energy Stadium, a soccer-specific stadium that has hosted internationally known clubs Celtic, Chivas de Guadalajara, Everton, Schalke 04, Aston Villa, Pumas UNAM, Stoke City, Crystal Palace, AFC Bournemouth, Swansea City AFC and Eintracht Frankfurt. For more information about Philadelphia Union, visit www.philadelphiaunion.com.