Seattle Gets MLS Cup

Seattle Gets MLS Cup

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On March 6, 2009
  • 6 Comments
  • MLS Cup 2009, Qwest Field

Man, I nearly overlooked this bit of news this morning. I read earlier that CenterLine Soccer reported that MLS Cup would indeed be in Seattle this fall. At first I was a bit shocked to see that site report it and not Steve Goff (who had orginally been tracking that story if I recall).

Anyways, this year’s MLS Cup will be held at Seattle’s Qwest Field on November 22. Time of the game has yet to be announced but probably mid-afternoonish?

First time an expansion club gets to host the league’s big prize. Not to shabby, can we expect a sell-out?

  • soundersfan

    does that mean season tickets holders get a ticket?

  • Kevin

    soundersfan: I wouldn't count on it. You may get a big discount, which is what DC United did in 2007, but I wouldn't expect a guaranteed seat or ticket at all. <br />
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    And in regard to Drew's question: I can't see it selling out, unless 40,000 Sounders fans buy tickets. Remember, it's a 68,000-seat stadium, and unless the Sounders pull a 1998 Fire on us, it's unlikely that any team from the far west is going to be in it. My early bets are on Houston (surprise) and Columbus (bigger surprise). The Crew had close to 3,000 fans in LA last year. If they were to have the same number of traveling fans in this MLS Cup, and Houston has 5,000 or so, it still doesn't come even close to selling out. Unless the Galaxy or RSL make it this time, as well as a big-name team like DC or Chicago, I don't think this cup comes even close to selling out.

  • dorjee metse

    I just talked to a sounders fc ticket rep today and he said that the MLS cup will be included in the season ticket package. Basically the three additional games will be friendlies against chelsea fc, a mexican club, and the mls cup. When the season tickets arrive in the mail it will have additional tickets that will say TBA that will be redeemable for these events.

  • soundersfan

    does that mean season tickets holders get a ticket?

  • Kevin

    soundersfan: I wouldn’t count on it. You may get a big discount, which is what DC United did in 2007, but I wouldn’t expect a guaranteed seat or ticket at all.

    And in regard to Drew’s question: I can’t see it selling out, unless 40,000 Sounders fans buy tickets. Remember, it’s a 68,000-seat stadium, and unless the Sounders pull a 1998 Fire on us, it’s unlikely that any team from the far west is going to be in it. My early bets are on Houston (surprise) and Columbus (bigger surprise). The Crew had close to 3,000 fans in LA last year. If they were to have the same number of traveling fans in this MLS Cup, and Houston has 5,000 or so, it still doesn’t come even close to selling out. Unless the Galaxy or RSL make it this time, as well as a big-name team like DC or Chicago, I don’t think this cup comes even close to selling out.

  • dorjee metse

    I just talked to a sounders fc ticket rep today and he said that the MLS cup will be included in the season ticket package. Basically the three additional games will be friendlies against chelsea fc, a mexican club, and the mls cup. When the season tickets arrive in the mail it will have additional tickets that will say TBA that will be redeemable for these events.