Union to host viewing parties for opener

The Philadelphia Union have announced that they will be hosting a number of viewing parties at various locations for tonight's season opener against the Houston Dynamo, kicking off at 8 p.m.

Here is a list of locations:

Kildare's Manayunk, 4417 Main St., Manayunk, Pa. 19127

Dark Horse Pub, 421 S. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19147

Coppa 82, 4100 W. Lincoln Highway, Downingtown, Pa. 19335

The Oakmont National Pub, 31 East Eagle Road, Havertown, Pa. 19083

Green Parrot, 240 N. Sycamore St., Newtown, Pa. 18940

Iron Abbey, 680 N. Easton Road, Horsham, Pa. 19044

P.J. Whelihan's Pub & Restaurant, 1846 Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill, N.J. 08003


The club is also planning other events in conjuction with the start of the MLS season. Here is more from the Union's official press release:

Tuesday, March 22, Meet the 2011 Philadelphia Union 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. PPL Park

Come meet your 2011 Philadelphia Union at PPL Park's Club. Players will be available to media from 6:30-7:00 p.m. and doors open to the public at 7:00 p.m. Space is limited so be sure to come early.

Wednesday, March 23, Union Players to Make Hospital Visit 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Players and other members of Philadelphia Union will visit patients at the Crozer Chester Medical Center to spread a little cheer. Media are invited to attend.

Thursday, March 24, Virtual Scavenger Hunt 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Test your Philadelphia Union knowledge while following a trail of clues distributed from our Twitter account, all leading to one final location. The first fan to guess each new location will win a prize, with each prize increasingly more exciting than the last. The final clue will lead fans to an actual location and the first 100 fans to show up will receive a prize. All fans in attendance at the final location will also be entered into a drawing for a grand prize.