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New Subaru Park brewhall Union Yards set for debut



Photo by Matthew Ralph

Union Yards was opened up for a special VIP sneak peek on Thursday afternoon with Phang, Jim Curtin and the first team players test driving the new brewhall space off Reaney Street that officially opens today for the Real Salt Lake match.

The hall with indoor and outdoor space is the latest fulfillment of a long term version for the transformation of the campus surrounding Subaru Park.

“We’ve heard for years it’d be great to have spots pregame and postgame around the stadium to go to and we the Larimer next door and they’ve done a nice job so and we have the Sons of Ben here now so this is the next thing and hopefully more and more developers, companies, restaurants and entrepreneurs want to be here,” said Union President Tim McDermott. “There’s a lot of opportunity in this area, in this region. This should be a really cool fan experience.”

McDermott refers to Reaney Street as a gateway to the stadium campus, which now also includes the WSFS Bank Sportsplex that opened phase one earlier this year and has plans to open a fieldhouse and academy building in the next year.

“The WSFS Sportsplex here is a game-changer,” McDermott said. “Now you have people here every night.”

Officials from Dogfish Brewery and GIANT, both partners in the venture, and Chester Mayor Stefan Roots were on hand for the occasion Thursday.

“I love coming to the games, I’m gonna love coming here,” Roots said in his remarks. “If nothing else, it’s the best tap I’ve seen in the city.”

Curtin did the honors of pouring the first drink and players autographed boots in the GIANT Boot Room, a private dining area with a wall adorned with adidas cleats.

Matthew Ralph is the managing editor of Philadelphia Soccer Now / Brotherly Game. He's covered soccer at all levels for many years in the Philadelphia region and has also written for, NPSL, PrepSoccer and other publications. He lives with his wife and two young children in Broomall, Pa., but grew up in South Jersey and is originally from Kansas.

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