The Philadelphia Union has issued a traffic advisory for Saturday’s game against DC United.
Those traveling via Route 291 will encounter lane reductions from Reaney Street to the entrance ramp for Route 95. With increased traffic from an anticipated standing room only crowd, combined with many who may be leaving for the game later than usual because of Saturday’s final Group A matches in Euro 2012, congestion and delays can be expected.
The club has also announced that traffic flow in the PPL Park concourse has been altered to accommodate DC United’s traveling support in Section 132.
The club issued the following advisories:
Driving to PPL Park
From Route 95: Those parking in Lot B should avoid using Flower Street or Reaney Street to access Lot B – instead use Highland Avenue direct to Seaport Avenue and Lot B.
When coming off the exit ramp from 95 (Commodore Barry Bridge Exit) onto Route 291 make a left onto Route 291 to Highland Avenue. Make a left onto Highland Avenue and then a left onto Seaport Drive and head to Lot B.
From points East (New Jersey) and Commodore Bridge: Follow Flower Street direct to Seaport Drive.
Those parking in Lot C – Avoid using Flower Street or Reaney Street to access Lot C – instead use Highland Avenue
From West on Route 322: Use Highland Avenue to Lot C – DO NOT use Exit 4 – Commodore Barry Bridge/322 East/291
From points East (New Jersey) and Commodore Barry Bridge: Follow Flower Street and make a right onto Route 291 (2nd Street) then a left onto Highland Avenue to Lot C. DO NOT cross Rte. 291 onto Flower Street or Reaney Street
From East on Route 291 (2nd Street): Follow Rte. 291 past Flower Street and Reaney Street and take left on Highland Avenue to Lot C.
Leaving PPL Park
FROM LOT B:
To Commodore Barry Bridge and East 322/New Jersey: Using Reaney Street to exit. Continue straight across Reaney Street and take right on 7th Street, take left onto Flower Street to Commodore Barry Bridge. DO NOT turn right from Reaney Street onto Rte. 291 as Police will not be allowing a left hand turn onto Flower Street to the CBB. All traffic will need to proceed straight on Rte. 291.
To Commodore Barry Bridge and Route 95 North and South: Reaney Street traffic should turn left onto Rte. 291, then right onto Engle Street. Follow Engle Street to 9th Street. Turn left on 9th Street and then right on Highland Avenue to Route 95.
FROM LOT C:
Avoid taking right from Highland Avenue onto Route 291 east (2nd Street).
To Routes 95 North and South: Continue straight up Highland Avenue
To Commodore Barry Bridge: Continue up Highland Avenue. Take right on 9th street and continue on 9th Street to Commodore Barry Bride entrance.
- D.C. United supporters will be seated in section 132 for the match. As was the case for previous matches against local rivals, the Union have created a secured area for the traveling supporters on the concourse behind sections 130-133. Only guests seated in those sections will have access to the concourse behind these sections. Traveling supporters may not leave this area. Other guests will be permitted to leave, but a ticket for one of these sections must be presented upon re-entry.
- Guests seated in the sections 134-140 will NOT be able to walk any further than section 133 on the concourse. The walk-around path behind your sections will be in place and both restrooms and food carts have been added for your convenience.
- The club recommends that any ticket holders with seats in sections 117-129 use the PPL EnergyPlus Gate or Crozer-Premier Gate to enter the stadium. Anyone sitting on the Bridge Side of the stadium (sections 117-129) who enters through the Supporters Gate will have to access their seats by walking along the concourse towards Section 101. No one without a ticket in sections 130-133 will be allowed into this secured area surrounding these sections.
- Guests in section 122-129 must exit the game through the Crozer-Premier Gate only, as the River Gate will NOT be accessible from those sections.
Anyone with further questions should email the club at [email protected].