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On June 18, is teaming up with the Philadelphia Union for the team’s biggest match of the year to present Rid the Red. Rid the Red will be our cooperative effort to rid Philadelphia of any red article of clothing, all in the spirit of crushing the Union’s biggest rival, the New York Red Bulls. The Rid the Red effort will allow fans to bring their red clothing to our booth on the fan plaza and receive an exclusive Demolition Derby shirt in exchange.

Union vs. Red Bulls Demolition Derby

The Philadelphia Union has officially proclaimed the rivalry game the “Demolition Derby,” and will be hosting a variety of activities along with Rid the Red that involve symbolically destroying the New York team.

The Union and their fanbase has made it their mission to demonstrate Philadelphia’s mutual distaste for the New York team in any way possible, and has set up various destructive, albeit exhilarating activities to unite Philadelphia fans.

The most literal depiction of “demolition” will be the Red Bull-themed car smash, where fans can donate $5 to take a sledgehammer to a Red Bull vehicle (yes, one with a can on the top). The Union has also planned several other activities for the fan plaza, such as Red Bull-themed piñatas for the kids, a Sons of Ben pregame bonfire, and other fun surprises.

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The Philadelphia Union Foundation & The American Red Cross

Although the destruction of the New York team is the theme, the Demolition Derby won’t all be done in animosity. At each activity throughout the fan plaza, the Union will ask fans to make philanthropic donations to the Philadelphia Union Foundation. For each item of clothing donated in the Rid the Red campaign, the Philadelphia Union will also donate $1 to the American Red Cross.

Join us in Ridding the Stadium of Red on June 18! Come and donate your red clothing at our tent on the fan plaza at the game and make sure we get all of the New York Red out of Philadelphia!