Talen Energy Stadium

GAMEDAY GUIDE: Match timeline, parking, puppies and more for Union vs. Chicago Fire

Philadelphia Union vs. Chicago Fire presented by Premier Orthopaedics and Crozer-Keystone Health System

Saturday, September 23rd at 7:00 p.m.
Talen Energy Stadium
Pediatric Cancer Awareness Night

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

Game Timeline

Box Office Opens 2:00 p.m.
Talen Energy Stadium Lots Open 2:00 p.m.
Shuttles and Buses Begin 3:00 p.m.
Union Shop Opens 5:00 p.m.
Toyota Plaza Opens 5:00 p.m.
Union Ale House Opens 5:00 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

Pediatric Cancer Awareness Night

The Union's match against Chicago Fire will be the team's Pediatric Cancer Awareness Night. For the match, the team will wear special Kick Childhood Cancer warm-up tops, play with a gold ball, and Talen Energy Stadium will have gold nets and gold corner flags, along with gold accents on the video boards. The Union are also doing something extra special, where 15 first-team members will wear cleats designed by 15 kids affected by pediatric cancer. To learn more about the Union's Pediatric Cancer Awareness Night, click here

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.


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.

Party on the Plaza

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

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.

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*

Items of the Game: Savage T-shirts

With the Union's unique partnership with Kickasso on custom cleats for the players, both wanted something a little extra for Union fans. The "savage" shirts will be on sale at the Union shop, and a portion of the proceeds will go toward the non-profit Alex's Lemonade Stand, a national childhood cancer foundation dedicated to raising funds for research into new treatments and cures for all children battling cancer. To learn more about the exclusive shirt, click here.


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.

Here's a list of adoptable puppies for this week's match!

Get familiar

Click here to print out the 2017 Philadelphia Union roster!

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