Sons of Ben: Founders' Day Celebration 2009
The Sons of Ben celebrate Founders' Day 2009 at The Dark Horse in Philadelphia on January 24, 2009. It was on January 17, 2007 that The Sons of Ben were founded over lunch at McGillan's Olde Ale House in Philadelphia. That day is memorialized in the book "Day of the Match: A History of Football in 365 Days", by Scott Murray and Rowan Walker (2008, Boxtree Ltd., UK).
Some two years later, the SoB's have grown to over 3500 members and are credited as being a big factor in the process - by engaging elected officials, MLS, and the ownership group - that resulted in Philadelphia being chosen for the 16th MLS expansion team. The new 18,500-seat stadium in which the team will play is under construction in nearby Chester, PA.
An SoBTV Presentation, in association with MageeMedia.