The Montreal Impact announced on Friday that more than 25,000 tickets were already sold for the home opener at Olympic Stadium, March 17, against the Chicago Fire.

The Impact are hoping to create a new record for attendance at the Olympic Stadium with additional sales leading up to the home opener.

“We are very pleased that Impact supporters and soccer fans are excited about our historic first home game,” said Montreal Impact president Joey Saputo. “This support has been confirmed by the strong sales of single game tickets. This is a good first step to reach our goal of breaking the all-time attendance record held by the Manic.”

The Montreal Manic set the attendance record at the Big O in front of 58,542 supporters back in September of 1981, in the quarterfinals of the North American Soccer League playoffs.

This is pretty good news to hear that the Impact will be selling well for their few games at the Olympic Stadium. Can the Impact get to 58k by next month? It’s hard to tell but they’re at least a good part of the way there right now.