And Finally Some MLS Philly Info

And Finally Some MLS Philly Info

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On April 30, 2009
  • 10 Comments
  • Philadelphia Union

Yup, its finally that time. MLS Philadelphia 2010 has revealed the date for an announcement ceremony to unveil the club’s name, colors, logo and ticket pricing. The celebration will be hosted at City Hall by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter on Monday, May 11 at 11:30 a.m.

“This is truly a defining moment for our franchise, and we couldn’t be more excited to proclaim our identity to the soccer world and our loyal fans,” said MLS Philadelphia CEO & Operating Partner Nick Sakiewicz. “We’ve created an authentic brand that reflects Philadelphia’s deep-rooted history and the wealth of feedback gathered from our supporters. The arrival of top-flight soccer in Philadelphia is about to feel decidedly more tangible.”

“Our team name, logo and colors will shape the foundation of our identity,” added MLS Philadelphia President Tom Veit. “The process of developing our character will continue when we hire a coaching staff, sign players and expand our front office. We’re dedicated to doing things the right way and building an organization that represents the hard work and passion of Philadelphians throughout the Delaware Valley.”

A couple months back the club held a vote for the club name between four choices. Also it appears the club has sold over 6,000 season tickets for their 18,500-seat stadium that is under the works in Chester,PA.

So which name are you hoping for? I personally liked “AC” and “City.”

  • ne revs

    Philadelphia Athlectic and its about time they announced this.

  • Kaiser

    I know it wasn't one of the options, but Independence SC is the best name I have heard suggested…it reflects the history of the city, and has a world soccer feel.

  • VICvik

    philadelphia city or philadelphia f.c., or the NASL name. what about pennsylvania f.c.

  • ne revs

    Philadelphia Athlectic and its about time they announced this.

  • Kaiser

    I know it wasn’t one of the options, but Independence SC is the best name I have heard suggested…it reflects the history of the city, and has a world soccer feel.

  • VICvik

    philadelphia city or philadelphia f.c., or the NASL name. what about pennsylvania f.c.

  • VICvik

    As of today, we are averaging 29,664 fans (if I did my math correctly). Excluding the opening match, when the entirety of the Brougham End was open, we are averaging 28,711 per match.<br />
    <br />
    (28,711 x 14) + (opening day's 32,523) &divide; 15 home matches=<br />
    <br />
    28,965 per match average for the remainder of the season. This assumes that we continue to sell out (this assumption is not so far fetched as we have currently sold out into July), and it assumes that we do NOT open the remainder of the Brougham End for any other games.<br />
    <br />
    Now putting this 28,965 in context…<br />
    <br />
    This is higher than 7 teams in the Bundesliga. (18 teams)<br />
    This is higher than 9 teams in the Premier League. (20 teams)<br />
    This is higher than 13 teams in La Liga. (20 teams)<br />
    This is higher than 14 teams in Serie A. (20 teams)<br />
    This is higher than 17(!) teams in Ligue 1. (20 teams)<br />
    This is higher than all teams other than Celtic and Rangers in the SPL. (12 teams)<br />
    This is higher than 15 teams in the Dutch Eredivisie. (18 teams)

  • VICvik

    MLS, learn from seattle. whats so hard

  • VICvik

    MLS, learn from seattle. whats so hard

  • VICvik

    As of today, we are averaging 29,664 fans (if I did my math correctly). Excluding the opening match, when the entirety of the Brougham End was open, we are averaging 28,711 per match.

    (28,711 x 14) + (opening day’s 32,523) 15 home matches=

    28,965 per match average for the remainder of the season. This assumes that we continue to sell out (this assumption is not so far fetched as we have currently sold out into July), and it assumes that we do NOT open the remainder of the Brougham End for any other games.

    Now putting this 28,965 in context…

    This is higher than 7 teams in the Bundesliga. (18 teams)
    This is higher than 9 teams in the Premier League. (20 teams)
    This is higher than 13 teams in La Liga. (20 teams)
    This is higher than 14 teams in Serie A. (20 teams)
    This is higher than 17(!) teams in Ligue 1. (20 teams)
    This is higher than all teams other than Celtic and Rangers in the SPL. (12 teams)
    This is higher than 15 teams in the Dutch Eredivisie. (18 teams)