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Talen Energy Stadium
Just a hop, skip, and jump outside of Philadelphia, the Talen Energy Stadium is a soccer-specific stadium that sits right on the shores of the Delaware River. With a capacity of more than 18,000 for soccer matches and more than 26,000 for concert events, it’s the perfect venue for sports entertainment in southeastern Pennsylvania.
The History of Talen Energy Stadium
Constructed specifically for the Philadelphia Union, the local MLS team, the origins of Talen Energy Stadium date back to 2006. The city of Chester was selected after proposals were put in to revitalize the region with a number of mixed-use buildings like apartment complexes, townhouses, and office/commercial space nearby. Construction began in 2008, with delays leading to the Union playing their first game at Lincoln Field in Philly before their new digs were ready. The wait seemed to be worth it, though, as response to the new stadium has been massive, with Union officials stating they plan to push capacity to 27,000 after a number of construction phases to keep up with rampant demand.
What’s So Great About Talen Energy Stadium Events?
Talen Energy Stadium is one of the few soccer-specific stadiums that literally had fans involved in its construction. The Sons of Ben, Union’s rabid fan base (named for Philly native Ben Franklin), have their own entrance and 2,000-seat area at the southeast end of the arena. Other amenities like cantilevered roofs, a full-service restaurant and club, dozens of luxury suites, and even a concert stage are all part of this venue. Maybe one day they might even use that last one!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Talen Energy Stadium located?
Talen Energy Stadium is located along the Delaware River in Chester, Pennsylvania.
What kind of events does Talen Energy Stadium host?
Talen Energy Stadium events include soccer, lacrosse, rugby, and football.
Which team is playing at Talen Energy Stadium?
The Philadelphia Union has called Talen Energy Stadium home since 2010, drawing capacity crowds and sending chills down the spines of the club’s supporters for years now. It’s also been the home of the NCAA Army-Navy Cup for soccer since 2012, the Collegiate Rugby Championship, the USLC’s Philadelphia Union II since 2019, and even put in a year as the venue for the Premier Lacrosse League Championship that same year.
Where can I park for free at Talen Energy Stadium?
There are a number of official parking lots available to Talen Energy Stadium sporting event attendees. Some lots only accept pre-paid parking, while others allow you to pay in cash. Parking costs $20. We recommend you secure your spot and pre-book your parking spot.
What is the seating capacity of Talen Energy Stadium?
The seating capacity at Talen Energy Stadium events changes. In a concert configuration, the venue can host up to 26,000 fans. In sports, the capacity reduces to 18,500.
Who owns Talen Energy Stadium?
The stadium is owned by Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
How do I get to Talen Energy Stadium using public transport?
Talen Energy Stadium sporting events are easily accessible. The stadium is approx one mile from the Chester Transportation Center SEPTA station, where shuttle service is provided from four hours prior to kickoff.