Philadelphia Union Overview

Fast facts

League: MLS

Head Coach: Jim Curtin

Team Mascot: Phang

Year Opened: 2010

Capacity: 18500

City / State: Chester / PA

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Philadelphia Union vs D.C. United

Rival Team: D.C. United

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.

Philadelphia Union vs New York Red Bulls

Rival Team: New York Red Bulls

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.


Sons of Ben Tailgate

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.

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Bearfight Brigade

Another 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.

Colombian Contingent Tailgate

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

Philadelphia Union Stadium Guide

In Game

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.

Things to check out

River End

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.

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View of the Commodore Barry Bridge

Talen Energy Stadium offers an outstanding view of the Commodore Barry Bridge. Take in the beautiful sight and get a picture to remember your trip to a Union match.

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Soccer Memorabilia on the Concourse

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.

Union Fan Store

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.

Chickie’s & Pete’s

No trip to Philadelphia is complete without some of Chickie’s & Pete’s famous crab fries. Stop by their stand inside Talen Energy Stadium to grab this Philly staple.

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Philadelphia Union Bars & Restaurants

  1. Cambridge Restaurant

    TJs Fish Chicken Breakfast McLeans Restaurant Breakfast Bundy Hill KC Diner Breakfast The Harbour Diner Breakfast Mr Breakfast Restaurant Breakfast

    You'll be sure to love the service and food!

    505 Avenue of the States, Chester, PA 19013, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  2. Lefty’s Irish Pub & Restaurants

    Backyard Grill Beer Turfway Bar & Grill Beer The WingHouse of Daytona Speedway Beer The Golden Fleece Tavern Beer Darcys Restaurant & Bar Beer Hammers Sports Bar & Grill Beer MVPs sports Bar and Grille Beer Mtn Jax Beer Keg South of Homestead Beer Purple Turtle Beer The End Zone Pub Beer Gallaghers Bar and Lounge Beer

    Good times always will come your way in Lefty's.

    1021 Market St, Marcus Hook, PA 19061, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  3. Upland Diner

    Philadelphia Union Upland Diner

    Recently renovated, Upland Diner offers a variety of traditional comfort foods to a variety of clientel.

    1000 Upland Ave, Chester, PA 19013, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  4. Nifty Fifty’s

    Philadelphia Union Nifty Fiftys

    Nostalgic, '50s-style American diner with burgers, milkshakes & more, plus a gameroom & mini-golf.

    1900 MacDade Boulevard, Holmes, PA 19043, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  5. Keyote’s Pub

    Hoops Food and Spirits Cocktails Stringtown Bar and Grill Cocktails Halftime Sports Pub Cocktails Irish Mikes Old Town Pub Cocktails Aggie's Sports Bar Cocktails JAMZ Bar and Grill Cocktails

    Has the coldest beers in town.

    224 Market St, Marcus Hook, PA 19061, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  6. Maggie May’s Campus Pub

    Philadelphia Union Maggie Mays Campus Pub

    Locals love coming here, it's home to them.

    951 E 14th St, Chester, PA 19013, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  7. Connolly’s Pub

    Stellas On State Street Whiskey

    Connolly's Pub Grill is serving everything from Burgers to Cheesesteaks to Cacia's of South Philly Famous Pizza!

    941 Market St, Marcus Hook, PA 19061, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  8. Tom N Jerry’s

    Philadelphia Tom N Jerrys

    Sports-themed spot for watching games on multiple TVs with beer, wings, burgers & other bar food.

    1006 MacDade Boulevard, Folsom, PA 19033, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  9. Coaches Bar and Grille

    8 Seconds Saloon Beer

    Chill hangout with sports broadcasts, bar food, karaoke & live music nights in a convivial ambiance.

    350 Jansen Ave, Essington, PA 19029, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  10. Erin Pub

    Jumping Js sandwich Mutineer Restaurant Sandwich

    Irish mainstay with an old-school vibe known for prime rib & seafood plus early-bird & kids' menus.

    36 W Winona Ave, Norwood, PA 19074, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$