PPL Park opened on the Chester Waterfront in June 2010, and has seen a couple of exciting seasons from our Major League Soccer franchise, the Philadelphia Union. As it turns out, the Union won’t be playing in PPL Park anymore, beginning today.
That’s because PPL Park has been renamed Talen Energy Stadium, invoking the name change of PPL EnergyPlus to Talen Energy for the stadium’s naming rights. Yeah, the Union aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. From the Union’s official website:
We look forward to continuing a strategic and great partnership with Talen Energy and are truly excited for the stadium to have a new look come 2016,” Union Chief Revenue Officer and Executive Vice President Dave Rowan said. “While the name will be changing, we remain solely devoted to bringing our loyal fans the best possible game-day experience and we welcome this change as a recommitment to our values.”
“We’re thrilled to be continuing this relationship with Talen Energy,” Vice President of Corporate Partnerships and Premium Seating Drew Young said. “Our two companies share a level of commitment and passion that we want to utilize as our organization continues to grow. This is a mutually beneficial opportunity that we expect to fully capitalize on.”
So, cool, I guess. Maybe next they’ll actually have a .500 season. Baby steps.