(Philadelphia) – The City and the Philadelphia Soul are pleased to announce there will be a championship celebration rally at the City Hall Courtyard at noon on Wednesday, August 31.

The Soul defeated the Arizona Rattlers 56-42 last Friday night in ArenaBowl XXIX to claim their second Arena Football League World Championship in 11 seasons.

“The Soul has brought home a city championship and we are proud to recognize this day,” said Mayor Kenney. “I declare Wednesday, August 31 2016, ‘Philadelphia Soul World Champions Day’ in Philadelphia and hope everybody comes out to celebrate the Soul for making our city proud.”

At the rally, Mayor Kenney will be joined by the Philadelphia Soul ownership group, including former Philadelphia Eagle Ron Jaworski, the Soul coaching staff, players, dance team and front staff.  Championship merchandise will be available for sale.  Food vendors will be on-site for food and beverage purchase.