December 10, 2016. Thousands of Brougham Faithful descended on Toronto, devouring every memory of the weekend they could. One local watering hole might have run dry of nearly all kegged beverages. It was a wild time. When one tries to sit back and recall MLS Cup weekend 2016, there are a few distinct memories, and many more clouded in a fog of delirium.
One memory will never fade. When it was all over, our boys in famous green, were standing on the podium hoisting MLS Cup for the first time. It's a snapshot that is sure to never fade from the memories of the almost two thousand Sounders who froze for 120 minutes singing away the ice trying to form in their lungs, nor from the hundreds of Sounders who waited in an airport parking lot to welcome home their heroes, nor from the tens of thousands of Sounders who marched victorious down 4th Avenue on a Tuesday afternoon.
Today's display attempts to capture that feeling in time: The boys raising the Cup, the confetti falling, surrounded by their faithful with the knowledge that after what started as the worst season we've ever had, our heroes fought and brought home that star for our crest.
Champions at last.
- The curtain and text banner combine to make 4,800 square feet of painted fabric.
- Around 40 volunteers worked for roughly 700 combined hours to build and deploy this display.
- 1300 cards formed the star and starburst in the lower section.
- 15 pounds of confetti were released from the upper deck level.