Thursday, May 12, 2011

Take a bow, Chester!

Anyone else remember all the snickers and raised eyebrows that accompanied word that there were plans to build a soccer stadium in Chester for a Major League Soccer team that would play its games there.

A lot of people doubted the wisdom of what would eventually become PPL Park.

And a lot of that had to do with the fact that the stadium was being built in Chester.

Last night a record crowd of 19,178 packed the place, which sits in the shadow of the Commodore Barry Bridge, hard by the Delaware River.

That’s right, 20,000 came into the city of Chester, enjoyed a lovely spring evening, watched a professional soccer game, and returned home.

All without incident.

Take a bow, Chester!

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have got to be kidding me. I've been to a lot of events in Chester without incidents. That's just taking it a bit too far.

May 15, 2011 at 8:09 PM 

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