Despite Slow Start, Philadelphia Union Still Big at the Box Office

Phil Andrews@philandrewsWMCNCorrespondent IJune 8, 2010

Life as an expansion team in professional sports is rarely rewarding, but despite the fact that the Philadelphia Union are currently 2-6-1 and 14 points behind division-leading Red Bull in the league standings, their supporters still love them.

Just five hours after single game tickets went on sale for home games at PPL Park, the Philadelphia Union’s first match in their new stadium sold out.

The Union is scheduled to actually play their first game at PPL Park at 5pm on June 27 against the Seattle Sounders.

“The incredible reaction we just saw to the first match at PPL Park reaffirms once again the excitement and passion that we witnessed from Union fans during our first two home games,” said Union CEO and operating partner Nick Sakiewicz.

As a matter of fact, the team is already accepting $50 deposits to join the season ticket waiting list for the 2011 season. These deposits can later be applied to tickets when and if they become available.  

There is a limit of six season tickets per account.

Individual and group (15 or more) tickets for all other matches at PPL Park are still available. Individual tickets range from $25 for corner seats through $150 for field level seats, while group tickets range from $20 for corner seats through $35 for sideline seats.

I know that my sons and I are looking forward to watching the first game at PPL Park from our corner seats in section 107.