CHESTER, Pa. (AP) _ The Big East men’s soccer championship has
been moved from New Jersey to PPL Park outside Philadelphia.
The tournament runs Friday-Sunday. It was moved from Red Bull
Arena in Harrison, N.J., where it had been held the previous two
years. The decision was made because of lingering issues from the
aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Red Bulls general manager Jerome de
Bontin says the stadium has limited resources because of the storm
and is also hosting an MLS playoff game this week.
Georgetown, the No. 2 seed, will face No. 4 Marquette in the
first game. Third-seeded Notre Dame plays against No. 1 Connecticut
in the second game. PPL Park, a state-of-the-art 18,500-seat Major
League Soccer stadium, serves as the home of the Philadelphia Union
of the MLS.
Tickets that were purchased through Red Bull Arena, where the
MLS New York Red Bulls play, will be honored.
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