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Amid lingering effects of storm, Big East soccer title weekend moved to Philadelphia from NJ

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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