Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Expansion Union May Need Alternative Venue For Opener
Philadelphia Daily News, September 18th, 2009 3:45PM

MOST READ


Philadelphia Union may not have its new stadium, currently under construction on Chester's waterfront, ready for its opening date next season. Prepared for such an event, the team is shopping for other venues, namely the Eagles' Lincoln Financial Field.

"Right now everything is running on schedule construction-wise, but we are on a real tight schedule and with MLS yet to announce opening day dates, we just want to make sure that we are covered," Union president Tom Veit told the Daily News. "If we have to open on a certain date that doesn't meet our deadlines then that is a problem, so we are just making sure we do our due diligence."

Veit says that Lincoln Financial would provide an ideal opening venue. "The Eagles have been great," Veit said. "We know with the Gold Cup having played there and it being a possible venue for the World Cup it would be the perfect place for us to start the season," Veit said. "So if it does have to be a possibility they are ready to accommodate us."

 

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Scolari turns criticism back onto the critics    
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is shrugging off criticism of several players as tension and excitement ...
Qatar begins down-sizing World Cup plans    
Qatar plans to scale back plans for the World Cup it is scheduled to host in ...
German unions request leniency for late arrival during World Cup    
German union leaders want employers to show leniency towards their soccer-supporting workers by allowing them to ...
Sao Paulo stadium not ready for proper test game    
The Arena Corinthians that will host the opening game of the 2014 World Cup will not ...
Who's Who of coaches cited to take over for Moyes    
Well, perhaps David Moyes can take some solace from his firing by Manchester United in the ...
Reports: Ronaldo Fit for Bayern Clash     
Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit for Real Madrid's UEFA Champions League semifinal first leg against Bayern ...
Reports: Moyes Set to be Fired     
According to various reports in England and elsewhere, David Moyes looks set to lose his job ...
Guardiola: Bayern 'Looked Like a Small Side' Ahead of UCL Semi    
In an interview with the Spanish press, Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola opened up about the ...
Gerrard: I Had Given Up on Premier League Glory     
In an interview with the Telegraph published prior to Liverpool's 3-2 win at Norwich City on ...
Roma Reaches UCL After Lengthy Absence     
AS Roma on Saturday qualified for the UEFA Champions League for the first time since the ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives