The Soul made Six ArenaBowl appearances, winning their first appearance (2008 against the San Jose SaberCats).
The club was established in 2004 when a group, led by Jon Bon Jovi, secured the rights to an AFL franchise in Philadelphia. The AFL folded before the proposed 2009 season was to begin, but was purchased and revived in 2010. After two seasons of inactivity in 2009 and 2010, the Soul returned in 2011 headed by Ron Jaworski. Following the 2019 season, the AFL ceased operations again.
The ownership of the revived AFL announced on July 19, 2023, that they planned to bring back the Soul in 2024 under new ownership, with Jaworski expected to be involved in some form or another. It was the only one of the league’s announced 16 markets that the AFL confirmed a team name, but did not confirm an arena or the new ownership of the revived Soul.