Washington D.C. and Philadelphia are separated by only 120 miles, which has helped foster a strong rivalry between United and the Union. Both clubs’ fans travel well to the matchups creating an intense atmosphere whenever the two get together.
New York and Philadelphia have a fierce rivalry in a variety of sports, and it's no different when it comes to soccer. The two cities don’t care for each other much and are within 100 miles of each other creating a fun match day atmosphere whenever the New York Red Bulls and the Philadelphia Union meet.
Philadelphia Union Tailgate Guide
Subaru Park is home to one of the best tailgating scenes in Major League Soccer. The parking lots surrounding the venue turn into a sea of tailgaters on match days and everywhere you look you’ll see Union fans grilling, drinking, and having fun.
One of the best things about tailgating for a Union match is that there is plenty of room to set up your own tailgate. However, if you’re looking to join a more established tailgate, then you’ll find lots of those as well. One of the most famous tailgate parties is the Sons of Ben Tailgate. Just buy a ticket on the supporter group’s website and join in the fun.
No matter who or how you tailgate, you can’t go wrong enjoying a pre-game bash at Subaru Park where you’ll find lots of room to tailgate and parties to join.
If you want to tailgate with the Union’s largest supporter group, then get a ticket for the Sons of Ben Tailgate. You’ll meet tons of diehard Union fans here and enjoy some excellent food and drinks, so get your ticket today.
The Union’s Colombian contingent offers a unique tailgate experience that is unlike anything else found outside Subaru Park. Here you’ll find salsa music and lots of tequila, so check it out.
Where to tailgate
Sons of Ben TailgateIf you want to tailgate with the Union’s largest supporter group, then get a ticket for the Sons of Ben Tailgate. You’ll meet tons of diehard Union fans here and enjoy some excellent food and drinks, so get your ticket today.
Bearfight BrigadeAnother great supporter group tailgate to join is the Bearfight Brigade tailgate. Meet up with the fans surrounding the long table and join in the festivities.
Lot BLot B is home to lots of great tailgate parties including the Union’s Colombian supporters. The lot also features RV parking, so if you’re looking to bring an oversized vehicle, then this is the spot for you.
Philadelphia Union Stadium Guide
After a great day of tailgating head into Subaru Park for 90 minutes of nonstop soccer action. No matter where you’re sitting, you’ll have an excellent view of the field. However, if you want to experience a Union match at its best, make sure to join a supporter group and get tickets in the River End. The River End is where most of the diehard Union fans sit and is home to most incredible fan displays found at Subaru Park.
In addition to fantastic sightlines and some lively fans, you’ll also find lots of Philadelphia soccer memorabilia on display on the concourse. Take a stroll of the concourse before the game to take it all in before arriving at your seat.
Finally, Subaru Park is home to some excellent concession options. The concessions here feature everything from cheese steaks to barbecue, although the most famous attraction can be found at the Chickie & Pete’s stand. No trip to Philly is complete without enjoying Chickie & Pete’s crab fries so pick up a cup during your trip to a Union match.
The River End is home to the most diehard supporters at any Union match. The supporter groups all make their home in the River End, so join a group and be a part of the loudest and wildest section at any Philadelphia Union match.
All around the concourse you’ll find various pieces of soccer memorabilia. The memorabilia does an excellent job of telling the story of Philadelphia’s soccer history, so take a stroll around the concourse before the match and take it all in.
If you want to pick up some Union gear, then there is no better place to do so than the Union fan store. Here you’ll find just about any Union merchandise you could ever want, so stop by and check it out.