Perfect pitch for Chester
For those of you unaware of just who the Union are, they are the region’s newest professional team, playing in Major League Soccer.
They will play their home games in an 18,500-seat stadium that is being constructed in the shadow of the Commodore Barry Bridge on the Chester waterfront.
But not for awhile.
They are not due to play their first home game there until June 27.
In the meantime, they will play a ton of road games and two games at Lincoln Financial Field in South Philly. Their first tilt at the Linc drew 35,000 fans.
But today they will gather at PPL Park in Chester to install the sod in the stadium.
That’s a fairly important item.
In soccer, they call the playing surface the “Pitch.”
For the city of Chester, and as part of the economic renaissance taking root in the city, PPL Park is the perfect pitch.
Be sure to check back on our Web site later today for updates on the proceedings, as well as new photos and video from inside the stadium, which is quickly rounding into shape.
A professional sports franchise in the city of Chester. It’s still hard to believe.
What a kick!