Philly MLS team announces naming rights deal

BY foxsports • February 24, 2010

The home of Major League Soccer expansion franchise Philadelphia Union will bear the name of energy company PPL.

Team and company officials say the new stadium will be named PPL Park under an 11-year naming-rights deal worth an estimated $20 million. The agreement was announced Wednesday at the construction site on the Delaware River in Chester, just south of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Union's inaugural regular-season game is scheduled for March 25 in Seattle. They'll play two games at nearby Lincoln Financial Field before their home opener, also against Seattle, on June 27.

PPL EnergyPlus is a subsidiary of Allentown-based PPL Corp.