GAME DAY GUIDE: Match timeline, parking, puppies and more for Union vs. Columbus Crew SC

Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew SC

Saturday, March 17 at 2:00 p.m.
Talen Energy Stadium

Check out the match timeline and all the happenings revolving around the Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew SC St. Patrick's Day match below:

Game Timeline

Box Office Opens 9:00 a.m.
Talen Energy Stadium Lots Open 9:00 a.m.
Shuttles and Buses 10:00 a.m.
Union Shop Opens 12:00 p.m.
Toyota Plaza Opens 12:00 p.m.
Union Ale House Deck Opens 12:00 p.m.
Talen Energy Gate, Club, and Suites Entrance Opens 12:30 p.m.
All Other Gates Open 1:00 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.

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 new food truck stands including The Cow & Curd and Baby Blues BBQ at sections 107 and 132.
We're also offering a special St. Patrick's Day themed food and beverage menu. Irish Beer Flights will be available at Section 133, the Union Ale House Deck and at Section 114 Snake & Shields. Green Ice Cream will be available at Scoops in Section 109 and 120.

Lastly, fans can try the Special Corned-Beef sandwich at the Bistros in Sections 109 and 127!

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

Items of the Game: St. Patrick's Day Tee & Scarf

Make sure to pick up the Union's limited edition St. Patrick's Day T-shirt and scarf at the Union Shop or around the stadium!


Doggie Style Pets will have adorable pups available for adoption on the Toyota Plaza before the Union's St. Patrick's Day match against Columbus Crew SC this Saturday! Make sure to come out to the game and bring your new best friend home with you afterward.

Check out the list of pups available here.

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

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