Fans offered free bus ride to Unity Cup championship game

Philadelphia Parks and Recreation has organized a free shuttle bus for fans attending the match.

Cherri Gregg
October 11, 2018 - 9:12 pm
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Philadelphia International Unity Cup championship game will take place Saturday afternoon at Talen Energy Stadium. It's the first time the city has taken the soccer tournament to Chester. Free transportation is being offered to fans to encourage attendance.

Liberia will take on Ivory Coast in the championship match. There a multiple ways to get to Talon Energy Stadium in Chester that won't cost fans a thing. Fans driving to the game will receive free parking at the stadium. SEPTA Regional Rail is another option. Fans can take a free round-trip shuttle from the rail station to the stadium. There is also a free shuttle bus organized by Philadelphia Parks and Recreation.

"We're going to try and fill as many buses as we can," says Bill Salvatore, who is director of the Unity Cup. "We just want to give something to the folks in the international community as a way to get down to the game."

The buses will pick up fans at six locations across the city around 3 p.m. They'll get their free ticket to the game while on the bus and a ride to the stadium in time for the parade of nations. At the stadium there will be giveaways, concessions and more. 

The championship kicks off at 5 p.m., and Salvatore says the shuttle will have fans back in the city by 8 p.m.

"If it's a group that involves kids, and they want to bring like 12-15 kids down, [the shuttle] makes it really easy," he said.

Click here for the list of pick up locations and to reserve your seat on the bus: