Philadelphia Soul Play Game at PPL Center in 2016
- Updated: February 16, 2016
Allentown PA: The Arena Football League has taken off in Philadelphia as the Philadelphia Soul have done well as they were one of the top teams in the league during the 2015 season as they made the conference championship game at home before they lost to Jacksonville.
On Monday the Philadelphia Soul announced they will play one of their home games during the 2016 season at the PPL Center in Allentown PA as the Wells Fargo Center goes under renovations for the Democratic National Convention. The Soul will host the Cleveland Gladiators on Saturday July 9 at 6PM. This will be the first Arena Football League (AFL) game in the Lehigh Valley. After the Soul game, there will be a exhibition game featuring Wounded Warriors Amputee Football Team vs. NFL & local celebrities. The Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team’s (WWAFT) mission is to raise awareness and support for our wounded warriors and their families. This game will begin immediately following the conclusion of the Soul game.
Some facts about the Philadelphia Soul
The Soul have won four division championships, three conference championships and one ArenaBowl Championship in their ten seasons in the AFL and have the highest winning percentage of any professional sports team in Philadelphia during that time.
The Football team that normally plays at PPL Center, the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks have the exclusive rights to indoor football at the PPL Center, but waived their exclusivity in order to bring the Philadelphia Soul to Allentown.
Quotes from Philadelphiasoul.com
Soul Owner Ron Jaworski
“The PPL Center is an absolutely incredible venue, and the Lehigh Valley is an awesome sports town, and we are honored to have the opportunity to play there this season,” “We are excited to not only expand the Soul fan base into the Lehigh Valley, but to grow the sport of indoor football overall and support the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks of the AIF, the main indoor football tenant of the PPL Center.”
Lehigh Valley Steelhawks GM Mike Clark
“We’ve always had a tremendous relationship with the Soul organization,” “The opportunity to work in partnership with the Soul and bring the highest level of indoor football to the Lehigh Valley and promote the sport of indoor football in this area was a no-brainer for us.”
PPL Center General Manager Gunnar Fox
“The Philadelphia Soul put on an amazing entertainment experience that the people in the Lehigh Valley are going to love,” “It is non-stop action that is great for football fans and families alike, and we’re thrilled to host them at PPL Center.”