Philadelphia Union

October 15, 2015

The Philadelphia Union promote responsible drinking and positive fan behavior at Talen Energy Stadium. The Union Fan Code of Conduct and details of the Union alcohol management plan that appear below ensure that fans have a safe and fun experience.

  • Spectra
  • Budweiser
  • TEAM Coalition

Alcohol Service Policies

Age to Check ID: 40 and younger
Max Alcohol Drinks: 2/person/ possession
Liquor Sold: Yes
Bottles: Sold with caps off
Cans: Yes, opened

Cut-off Policies

Concession Stands: At the 70th minute
Hawkers: At the 70th minute
Clubs/Suites: At the 70th minute

Tailgating Policies:

Time Lots Open: 5 Hours Before Kickoff
Prohibited Items: Glass containers
Permitted Items: Tailgating items, food and beverage

Text Messaging System:

ZipWhip is the text messaging service available to guests at Talen Energy Stadium. A guest may call for assistance during events by sending a text message from their cell phone. The text message is received by a stadium representative and the appropriate assistance is dispatched from the Event Command Post. If necessary, the stadium representative may have a dialogue with the guest through the exchange of text messages. By using the ZipWhip system, guest will be able to report issues and concerns ask for information and call for assistance in a fast, easy and convenient way.
Text Number: (610) 859-3101

Alcohol Management at Talen Energy Stadium is not currently conducted by TEAM Coalition.

Philadelphia Union and Talen Energy Stadium work with TEAM COALITION to promote safe consumption of alcohol. Fans can pledge to be a designated driver during the season at the Guest Services desk behind Section 113.

For more information please visit Guest Services, located behind Section 113.

Major League Soccer is committed to creating a safe, comfortable and enjoyable soccer experience for all guests in and around our stadiums. MLS fans have a right to expect an environment where:

  • Fans are encouraged to cheer, sing, and otherwise support their team while remaining respectful and courteous to their fellow patrons, referees, opposing team fans and players.
  • Fans enjoy the soccer experience free from fighting, *thrown objects, attempts to enter the playing field, political or inciting messages, and disorderly behavior, including foul, sexist, racial, obscene or abusive language or gestures.
  • Fans comply with requests from stadium staff regarding stadium policies and emergency response procedures.
  • Fans promptly and carefully return the ball to a stadium staff member or the ball kid on the sidelines in the event that a soccer ball enters the stands.
  • Alcoholic beverages are consumed in a responsible manner and only by those of legal age.
  • Fans conduct themselves in a lawful manner to avoid incidents in the stadium and in the parking lots.
  • Fans are not permitted to wear away team colors in the River End.
  • Any flags, banners, or tifo must be pre-approved by the Philadelphia Union & Talen Energy Stadium management.  Please contact Fan Services at 877-21-UNION or at least 48 hours before a game to make an appointment for banner approval.
  • Only credentialed members of the Sons of Ben are permitted on the capo stands in front of section 137.

*NOTE: The use of confetti as an expression of fan enthusiasm is prohibited, but will be kept under review. Streamers are prohibited. FAILURE TO ABIDE BY THIS CODE OF CONDUCT IS SUBJECT TO SANCTIONS, INCLUDING EJECTION, BANISHMENT AND ARREST.


Major League Soccer values the support of every one of its fans. MLS pledges to protect a fan’s right to:

  • Watch the game in a safe, clean and healthy environment.
  • Be treated in a courteous, consistent and professional manner.
  • Be treated with dignity and respect by other spectators attending the game and those organizing the event.
  • ‘Support’ his or her team, provided that the support is in good taste and neither adversely impacts the event experience of fellow spectators nor negatively impacts the game.
  • Expect displays of good sportsmanship.
  • Expect timely and accurate information related to the game.

Guests will be ejected from Talen Energy Stadium for violating the fan code of conduct.