2012 MLS All-Star Week Festivities Kick Off In Philadelphia Today At 2 P.M. On The Art Museum Steps; PLUS Enter To Win Two Tickets To The 2012 MLS All-Star Game At PPL Park On Wednesday, July 25

No tickets? No problem! Check out all of the All-Star Week festivities taking place throughout the region and enter for your chance to win tickets to the big game. (Photo courtesy Philadelphia Union)

While the 2012 MLS All-Star Game may be sold out, there are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy the All-Star celebration with events taking place throughout the area. And, if you’re lucky, you might even get to attend the big game in-person at PPL Park! More on that later.

MLS All-Star Week Events

The All-Star fun officially begins today at the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art with the launch of the Giant Ball Tour at 2 p.m. Mayor Nutter and MLS Commissioner Don Garber will be in attendance to kick off the festivities as a giant 20-foot soccer ball cascades down the famous Rocky Steps and makes its way through the city all week, stopping at various locations for fans to sign the ball, and making its final stop at PPL Park for the All-Star Game. For a schedule of all of the Giant Ball Tour stops, click here.

Tonight, you can check out the Giant Ball and mingle with fellow MLS fans at Tir Na Nog’s All-Star Happy Hour from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Space is limited; click here to RSVP.

On Monday, the lobby of the Sofitel Philadelphia will be transformed into the MLS VIP Lounge, which will serve as All-Star Central throughout the week, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. After kicking back in the lounge, get your camera ready and be on the lookout for the Giant Ball as it rolls through the streets of Philadelphia all-day long, stopping at LOVE Park for photos and fan signatures.

On Wednesday the fun really heats up with the 2012 MLS All-Star Soccer Celebration at PPL Park’s West Plaza from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and includes an interactive fan zone, soccer themed games, giveaways, MLS autograph booths and much more. Then, at 8:30 p.m., the main event begins inside the park. Speaking of which…

Enter to Win Two Tickets to the 2012 MLS All-Star Game at PPL Park

The game is sold out, but we’re giving away two lower-level tickets to the 2012 MLS All-Star Game to one lucky fan! For a chance to win the tickets and two MLS All-Star jerseys, just fill out the entry form below. The contest ends Monday, July 23 at 5 p.m. and you may enter once per day, so remember to enter daily!

Click here to view the official contest rules.

2012 MLS All-Star Game
Where: PPL Park, One Stadium Drive, Chester
When: July 25, 8:30 p.m.
More info: www.mlssoccer.com

The contest period has ended. We will contact the winner soon.


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