Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I join?
Besides the fact that you’ll be giving your support to the greatest supporters’ club ever, there are a number of benefits:
Ability to purchase seats in the supporters’ section – Only full members of team-recognized supporters’ groups (of which we are currently the only one) may purchase seats in The River End.
The ability to buy tickets to Sons of Ben tailgates – only members and one guest per member may buy tailgate tickets
An SoB member package is sent with each membership.
We’re also working on a few other ideas, including member-exclusive events with Union players and staff and discounts at local businesses.
Where does the money go?
Since we’re a registered 501(c)(3) with a fully volunteer staff you can be assured that all the money collected goes to where it’s needed. Some of it goes to cover the costs of your membership premiums, most of it goes towards the things we need to be a successful supporters’ club – banners, flags, grills, coolers, tents, smoke bombs, road trips, etc. We also make donations to local charities as part of our mission.
What if I don’t want to/can’t pay right now?
You can still sign up to receive the Almanack, our email newsletter, but you will not be eligible for member benefits.
I’m getting two season tickets for myself and someone else. Do they need to join too?
Only the season ticket account holder needs to be a member to get tickets in the River End. However, you are responsible for making sure everyone using your seats abides by the Sons of Ben Code of Conduct. Remember also that each member can only bring one guest to the Sons of Ben tailgates at PPL Park.
How long will my membership card and premium take to arrive?
All memberships are processed by volunteers and may take 4-6 weeks to arrive, or occasionally longer if there’s a hiccup in the shipping process. Your best bet is to join before the season; we’ll let you know what the cutoff is each year so that you can get your gear before the first home game.
Did you get my membership? I haven’t heard from you!
Because we’re all volunteers, we don’t have the resources to individually email you when memberships are mailed out or when they’re delayed. This year’s site does not automatically send out an e-mail verification code when you join. If you want to confirm that your own payment went through, log in to the site and click on “Renew” under the “Membership” menu. If you get the message “Sorry, no upgrades available,” then you are fully renewed for 2013.
How do I get my membership number? I need it to sign up for an event!
If you haven’t received your membership card yet, please use the Sons of Ben ticket code from the membership information page to sign up for tailgates and other events.