Sons of Ben

The Sons of Ben is a 501(c) (3) Pennsylvania based non-profit, membership organization.

The Sons of Ben, founded in January 2007, exists to support and develop the Delaware Valley soccer community. Through active, grassroots support, the Sons of Ben helped establish the momentum leading to the creation of the Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer (MLS) and the Philadelphia Independence of the Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) league. In forging a relationship with Chester City, Delaware County and Pennsylvania State political leaders along with Major League Soccer, the vocal support of the group directly influenced the decision to award Philadelphia with an MLS franchise.

The Sons of Ben have provided a social outlet for soccer supporters to share common interests and be part of a larger community of sports fans in the 4th largest American media market. The organization has grown to include over 5,000 members throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and around the world. The Sons of Ben have also grown to oversee the Delaware Valley Infantry, a US Soccer supporters group based in Philadelphia region, and the Daughters of Betsy, a Philadelphia Independence (WPS) supporters group.
Charitable and philanthropic efforts have been central to the Sons of Ben since its founding, as evidenced by annual initiatives supporting the Bernardine Center in Chester, PA through its Help Kick Hunger campaign and ongoing efforts to support various other organizations close to the Delaware Valley soccer community.

The coming months will start a new chapter in the organizations noteworthy story with many historical events marking the arrival of the Philadelphia Union, Philadelphia Independence and the Sons of Ben into the national spotlight.

2010 SoB Season Tickets Still Available

Do you have your tickets yet? Sure you are on our mailing list but will you be standing with us on Opening Day next year? Despite what some sites are reporting, tickets are still available for our section, but with only 2,000 seats to start, and currently 4,930 people on our mailing list, you had better act fast.

Maybe some of you are holding off because of fear of the unknown or that dues are going to be unreasonable. I can say with certainty that your season ticket in The River End of Seaport Drive with the Sons of Ben, plus your SoB membership dues, will still have you in the best value in the house.

The reason why Nick is saying that they are sold out is because they are holding seats for all of our members that want to get in before opening it up to random people or other supporters clubs. You may have been on our mailing list since we started in January of 2007 or you may have just joined yesterday, however long you have been receiving emails from us, it is now time to step up and take the next step. Take the step of buying season tickets in The River End. Stand and sing with us for 90 minutes.

Season Tickets can be ordered here or by calling 1-877-21-UNION that’s 1-877-218-6466

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