By Andrew Kramer
the inaugural LFL Canada season now in the books, the focus shifts to
the United States League which gets underway next spring.
enthusiasts all over the country are already excited for what’s sure to
be an incredible season in the U.S., especially Philadelphia Passion
fans who will get to watch their team try to secure a third straight
Eastern Conference title, and maybe more.
is the time of year, when coaches are building their rosters in hopes
of putting the most competitive team possible on the field, the Passion
may have already made their biggest offseason move. After playing their
first three seasons in Trenton, New Jersey, the Passion are coming to
a press conference with the local media, the women in green were
officially welcomed to their new home for the 2013 season and
beyond…Chester’s PPL Park. “We were very excited to have them here,” PPL
Park general manager John Scalon said. “We expect a lot of excitement.
It’s almost like a rock concert on the field, [with] a lot of things
going on around the game, music and entertainment. I’m very enthusiastic
and we expect to get some large crowds for this.”
Park, also the home of the Philadelphia Union MLS team, will be able to
hold about twice as many Passion fans as their previous venue. “Our
team’s extremely excited to play, finally, in front of our home town
fans in Philadelphia,” Passion Head Coach Chandler Brown said. “This
facility is first class. It speaks for itself. It’s a great place to
play. We’re the two-time defending Eastern Conference Champions. While
we’re happy to have that, it’s been a little bittersweet in that we
didn’t have that success in the city of Philadelphia, so we’re happy
that we can share all the successes on the field moving forward in this
also took the time to thank Sovereign Bank Arena for hosting the
Passion home games over the past three seasons. Lots of memories were
made in that building, but it was simply time to move on. As the
Lingerie Football League continues to grow, so too must the venues.
Park is not only larger, but the atmosphere will be noticeably
different. “We expect a very loud, boisterous crowd,” Scalon said. “A
lot of excitement. It’ll give [the Passion] a true home field advantage.
If you’re here for a Union game, there’s no better place to be on a
warm summer night than here on the Delaware River, so we’re glad to
welcome the Philadelphia Passion and give them a place to call
home.”Scalon had nothing but positive things to say about the LFL and
reiterated numerous times how thrilled he is that the Passion are coming
to PPL Park.
was equally optimistic, “…We can’t wait to come out here and hopefully
sell this place out like other markets have done and put a show on.”
Passion will play their 2013 home games Saturday, June 15 against
Jacksonville and Saturday, July 13 against Atlanta, both starting at 8