PHILADELPHIA UNION AGREE NAMING RIGHTS DEAL FOR PPL PARK

Major League Soccer club, Philadelphia Union has announced their new stadium will be called PPL Park after agreeing an 11-year naming rights partnership.

The $20million deal with Keystone Sports and Entertainment LLC and PPL EnergyPlus will help boost funding for the Chester side as construction of the stadium is still underway.

PPL EnergyPlus will also become the Zolos' exclusive energy provider meaning the stadium will use 100% renewable energy.

Nick Sakiewicz, CEO of Philadelphia Union told the club's website: “With our partners at PPL EnergyPlus providing us cost effective and environmentally friendly energy, they are enabling us to create a stadium that is efficient and supports ‘green and clean’ power sources.

“That’s a good formula for us and other businesses that want to work with PPL EnergyPlus to save money and be good to the environment at the same time.”

It will be the Zolos inaugural season in MLS which will kick off at Lincoln Financial Field as the $120million PPL Park will not be ready until 27th June.

The new 18,500-seater stadium will also host a number of different events including concerts, festivals and other sports.

Posted on 24/02/2010