Philadelphia Force
LeagueNational Pro Fastpitch
LocationAllentown, Pennsylvania
BallparkECTB Stadium at Bicentennial Park
Year founded2006
Year folded2009
ColorsNavy blue, red, Columbia blue, white
CoachJeff Franquet
ManagerTom Kleinman

The Philadelphia Force was a women's professional softball team based in Allentown, Pennsylvania. From 2006 to 2009, it played as a member of National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league[1] until a failed sale in September 2009 put an end to the team on hiatus and ultimately ended its participation in the NPF.[2][3] Their home games took place at ECTB Stadium at Bicentennial Park.


The Philadelphia Force's inaugural season was in 2006. Two years later, the Force played in the National Pro Fastpitch championship, but were defeated by the Chicago Bandits.

One of the most prominent veterans of the Force was Natasha Watley, who also played in international competition with the United States women's national softball team. She joined the team in 2006, but her time with the Force was limited by national team commitments.

The Philadelphia Force's last season was 2009.


  1. ^ "Philadelphia Force Playoff Profile".
  2. ^ "Philadelphia Force". Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  3. ^ "NPF's Philadelphia Force?". Retrieved 20 September 2015.