2012 MLS All-Star Calendar

Date / Time
(all times local)
Event Public/or Private Ticket Required
Friday, July 20      

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

MLS All-Star Giant Ball Tour Launch
Philadelphia Museum of Art – “Rocky Steps”
Join Commissioner Garber and Philadelphia’s Mayor Nutter as they kick-off the 2012 AT&T MLS All-Star Game festivities. The city of Philadelphia welcomes MLS from the steps of the famous Philadelphia Museum of Art. As soccer balls cascade down the Rocky Steps, the MLS All-Star Giant Ball Tour will begin, taking it to some of Philadelphia’s most iconic & historic locations. Don’t miss your opportunity to sign the Giant Ball as it makes it way to PPL Park through the following locations.

Public

No

Monday, July 23      

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

MLS VIP Lounge
Hotel Sofitel Philadelphia, Lobby
The MLS VIP Lounge will be at the center of the 2012 AT&T MLS All-Star Game festivities, making it the place to be throughout the week. The lobby of the luxurious Hotel Sofitel Philadelphia will be transformed into All-Star central. Stop by to reconnect at an AT&T mobile station or recharge with a Pepsi. While you’re there, don’t forget to pick-up ticket packages or ask one of our knowledgeable attendees about other All-Star related activities.

Public

No

8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

MLS Media Mixer
Continental Midtown
Both local and international media get together to share stories and discuss predictions over a pint.

Private

No

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Mayor’s All-Star Welcome
Hotel Palomar Philadelphia Burnham Ballroom
Commissioner Garber and Mayor Nutter welcome the MLS All-Stars as well as competing team Chelsea FC to Philadelphia for what is certain to be a few action packed days culminating in the 2012 AT&T MLS All-Star Game at PPL Park.
Private

Yes

Tuesday, July 24      

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

MLS VIP Lounge
Hotel Sofitel Philadelphia, Lobby
The MLS VIP Lounge will be at the center of the 2012 AT&T MLS All-Star Game festivities, making it the place to be throughout the week. The lobby of the luxurious Hotel Sofitel Philadelphia will be transformed into All-Star central. Stop by to reconnect at an AT&T mobile station or recharge with a Pepsi. While you’re there, don’t forget to pick-up ticket packages or ask one of our knowledgeable attendees about other All-Star related activities.

Public

No

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

MLS W.O.R.K.S. & Philadelphia Union Foundation Playground Build
Science and Discovery High School, Chester, PA
2012 MLS All-Stars and Philadelphia Union players, Commissioner Garber and Philadelphia Union executives will join volunteers from the Chester Upland School District and organizers from KaBOOM! to construct a playground and small-sided field at Science & Discovery High School. The AT&T Community FIeld and new playground will provide more than 500 children in the Chester community with a safe place to play and additional opportunities for local youth to play soccer.

Private

No

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

2012 AT&T MLS All-Star Press Conference Independence
Visitors Center, Liberty View Ballroom
After edging out international powerhouse Chelsea FC in a 1-0 victory at TOYOTA Park in 2006 the MLS All-Stars look to renew their rivalry with Chelsea and capture their first victory in an All-Star matchup since 2008. Opponent Chelsea FC won’t make it easy for the MLS All-Stars, as they look for revenge after a tough loss in the last meeting between these two teams. Chelsea, a team coming off a run that led to a Champions League title this May is poised to make this match something special to watch. Tune in to see what new talent and strategies might be employed this year as the coach and a player from the two competing teams discuss the All-Star Game and answer questions from the media.

Private

No

8:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Philadelphia Union present Rock the Museum
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Join the Philadelphia Union as they showcase their passion for their city and sport by hosting the MLS League delegation at the famous Philadelphia Museum of Art, in Center City, Philadelphia. Enjoy a night at the museum before getting ready for game day!

Private

Yes

Wednesday, July 25      

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

MLS VIP Lounge
Hotel Sofitel Philadelphia, Lobby
The MLS VIP Lounge will be at the center of the 2012 AT&T MLS All-Star Game festivities, making it the place to be throughout the week. The lobby of the luxurious Hotel Sofitel Philadelphia will be transformed into All-Star central. Stop by to reconnect at an AT&T mobile station or recharge with a Pepsi. While you’re there, don’t forget to pick-up ticket packages or ask one of our knowledgeable attendees about other All-Star related activities.

Public

No

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

MLS W.O.R.K.S. Starlight Children’s Foundation Hospital Visits
Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Chester, PA
Philadelphia Union players and executives will join in the placement of a Starlight Fun Center™ (mobile entertainment unit) at Crozer-Chester Medical Center and will participate in crafts and games with patients prior to the 2012 AT&T MLS All-Star Game at PPL Park.

Private

No

4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

2012 AT&T MLS All-Star Soccer Celebration
PPL Park, West Plaza
Soccer Celebration is an interactive fan zone which brings together the color, pageantry and passion of MLS. While celebrating our sport and our league, this public event will feature a variety of activities which include:

  • Interactive events for kids and soccer themed games
  • MLS player and legend autograph booths
  • Sponsor giveaways

Public

No

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

MLS Pre-Game Hospitality presented by el Jimador
PPL Park, West Plaza
Eat, drink and enjoy the atmosphere while mingling with MLS representatives from around the league as we prepare for an exciting match featuring our MLS All-Stars and Chelsea FC. Can our MLS All-Stars pull out the victory?

Private

Yes

8:30 PM – 10:30 PM

2012 AT&T MLS All-Star Game
PPL Park
Major League Soccer hosts its midseason showcase match between the League’s top players and the best of the world. This year MLS takes on Chelsea FC of the English Premier League. This will be the ninth time that the MLS All-Star Game has followed this format, adopted to ensure the most intriguing All-Star spectacle in North American professional sports, and the second matchup featuring Chelsea FC. This year will Chelsea be able to leave the field victorious, or will the MLS All-Stars lift the trophy?

  • Pre-Game Show begins at 8:00 PM
  • 8:50 PM kick on ESPN2, Galavision, RDS and TSN

Public

Yes

10:30 PM – 12:00 AM

MLS Post-Game Celebration
PPL Park, West Plaza
Celebrate MLS and the conclusion of the 2012 AT&T MLS All-Star game. Have a drink, grab a snack and mingle as the 2012 AT&T MLS All-Star festivities come to a close.

Private

Yes