The Philadelphia Independence began selling season tickets today for their maiden season in the Women's Professional Soccer League. The Independence also released the team’s initial line of fan merchandise in conjunction with the start of ticket selling season.
The 2010 season ticket program provides Independence fans with exciting ticket features that include significant discounts off gate price, guaranteed same seat for 10 home matches, invitations to exclusive team and “meet the player” events, and savings on Philadelphia Independence merchandise.
Fans have several seating areas and pricing categories to choose from and can purchase season tickets using a convenient payment plan option. All ticket packages are based on a 10-home game schedule and provide outstanding field viewing.
Independence General Manager Terry Foley commented, “Our first priority is to the fans of Philadelphia, and we have put together a flexible and cost-effective season ticket package that provides every fan with a terrific match experience at a price everyone can afford."
"We hope fans in the area show their support for the team early on by securing their season tickets for 2010—and in the process becoming part of history as we bring world-class soccer back to Philadelphia.”
Online ticketing will be provided by TicketLeap Inc., the Philadelphia-based ticketing, fulfillment, and technology firm that has extensive experience in the Delaware Valley Region’s sports and entertainment markets.
Says TicketLeap Vice President Michael Vaughan, “We are proud to be serving the Philadelphia Independence, Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS), and the Philadelphia soccer communities."
"TicketLeap prides itself on providing excellent customer service and responsiveness along with user-friendly technologies in its ticket ordering and transaction operations. We are excited to work with the Independence organization and know this will be a terrific partnership for our company, the fans, and the Philadelphia franchise.”
Once completed, the new Chester soccer-specific stadium will be the permanent home of the Independence. However, team officials state that in the event that all tenant stadium leases are not finalized by the end of March 2010 when the WPS team begins season play, the Independence is securing an alternate playing venue within a few miles of the city to serve as home field for the team’s 2010 inaugural season.
In addition to the launch of its 2010 Season Ticket Program, the Philadelphia Independence has established an eCommerce and retail partnership with Angelo’s Soccer Corner for purchase of the team’s merchandise and spirit wear.
Pennsylvania-based and doing business for more than 20-years, Angelo’s Soccer Corner has established itself as one of the premier soccer suppliers in the country.
Says Steve Scebelo, Independence Executive Director of Sponsorships and Marketing, “As soon as we unveiled our logo, Independence fans and supporters began requesting merchandise with our brand identification."
"Angelo’s Soccer Corner has an outstanding reputation in this industry and is well-known throughout our region for supplying soccer merchandise. They are the perfect partner for our team’s official Pro Shop and to respond to our fans’ needs. Angelo’s is already underway building exciting inventories for us.”
The first assortment of Independence gear being made available to fans will include a mix of t-shirts, hoodies, and replica jerseys, which will be expanded to a wider array of items, including Independence hats, flags, decals, and more.
There will be new items regularly added to Pro Shop's assortment, especially with the holiday shopping season approaches. Be sure to subscribe to the Independence Insider eNewsletter for exclusive merchandise offers (e.g., coupons, discount codes, new product launches, etc.). To check out all of the Independence gear now available, go to www.IndependenceGear.com or visit one of Angelo’s Soccer Corner’s five retail locations!
Be part of history and purchase season tickets to the Philadelphia Independence 2010 inaugural season by visiting www.wpsphillyindependence.com or www.IndependenceTix.com.
The 2010 season ticket and pro shop launch, along with the mid-September player drafts, provide very exciting times for the Philadelphia Independence and we hope you stay connected to all the news by signing up for our eNewsletter, the Independence Insider, at www.wpsphillyindependence.com .
About Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS)
The mission of Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) is to be the premier women’s soccer league in the world and the global standard by which women’s professional sports are measured.
Play kicked off on March 29, 2009, with WPS teams based in the Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New Jersey/New York, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. The league’s eighth franchise, Philadelphia, will begin play next season with Atlanta joining as the ninth team in 2010. For more information, visit www.womensprosoccer.com.
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