A landmark that has been designed with a mind dedicated to football, the 'Talen Energy Stadium' is a truly bespoke place to call home with a backdrop of endlessly photogenic proportions. A place where the 'Sons of Ben' help create utter scenes, this place is a carnival for contemporary football.
Philadelphia Union are a club that do things positively different. Looking to stand out for all the right reasons and build as personal relationship with their fans as possible, they win big through small details. The first club to go searching for an 'Official Tattoo Officer' goes to show their approach to a game less serious and emulates that mindset.
More so, the stadium has been created with it's audience at the core. The stadium is perhaps the biggest beacon that shows where they stand. No out of the box bowl or concrete slab of structure that we're familiar with, every aspect has been considered. From the designated standing areas through to the high rise roofs that tower to create a spacious though atmospheric feel to a stadium of truly tailored measure.
Built to house 18,500 football fans on match day, architecturally, it is a beautiful stadium. With the Commodore Barry Bridge spanning the sky behind the stadium, it's a large scale slice of local backing. Built from 2008 to 2010, it has been the home to Philadelphia Union since day one and though a number of other sports have graced the pitch, football is its mainstay. With murals that wash the walls and big colours across the concourses, this is a place to enjoy a mighty fine serving of football. A club for the people, you can very much consider us fans.
Photography by Ted Brooks/Philadelphia Union