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Unread postby jwood3205 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:50:07 am

Hello all...

I'm not from the area, but I get out there a few times a year for business and I've always wanted to see a match. My next trip happens to fall when the Sounders are at home on Oct. 8th so I'm planning on going. I'm a big soccer fan, Manchester United supporter since 1998 to be exact, but I follow the MLS and pay attention to a few teams with old United connections like Tim Howard, Beckham, Schweinsteiger and Ibrahimovic and national team guys like Donovan and Dempsey. I got to see a lot of Dempsey when he was in the Premier League with Fulham years ago and of course his stint with Spurs. So I don't have an MLS club, but I've always been drawn to the Sounders due to their support and the atmosphere at home matches.

I was looking at seats and I want to sit in one of the ends. The supporters' section would be great but I don't want to pull the trigger on a ticket before checking out how things operate. Is that section a supporters only section? I don't want to be the outsider who sits in the wrong section...

Any info I can get would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Unread postby futbolgirl » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:55:25 am

jwood3205 wrote:Hello all...

I'm not from the area, but I get out there a few times a year for business and I've always wanted to see a match. My next trip happens to fall when the Sounders are at home on Oct. 8th so I'm planning on going. I'm a big soccer fan, Manchester United supporter since 1998 to be exact, but I follow the MLS and pay attention to a few teams with old United connections like Tim Howard, Beckham, Schweinsteiger and Ibrahimovic and national team guys like Donovan and Dempsey. I got to see a lot of Dempsey when he was in the Premier League with Fulham years ago and of course his stint with Spurs. So I don't have an MLS club, but I've always been drawn to the Sounders due to their support and the atmosphere at home matches.

I was looking at seats and I want to sit in one of the ends. The supporters' section would be great but I don't want to pull the trigger on a ticket before checking out how things operate. Is that section a supporters only section? I don't want to be the outsider who sits in the wrong section...

Any info I can get would be appreciated. Thanks!


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Unread postby jwood3205 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:09:29 pm

Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. Is it possible to get a song card sent to me so I can learn some chants before the match??
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Unread postby mindi » Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:22:13 pm

jwood3205 wrote:Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. Is it possible to get a song card sent to me so I can learn some chants before the match??


Under "Media" on the main page, there is a page with the song lyrics and many of them have audio. You can also search YouTube for videos of any that don't have audio with them. That's how I learned many of them.
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Unread postby jwood3205 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:34:57 pm

mindi wrote:
jwood3205 wrote:Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. Is it possible to get a song card sent to me so I can learn some chants before the match??


Under "Media" on the main page, there is a page with the song lyrics and many of them have audio. You can also search YouTube for videos of any that don't have audio with them. That's how I learned many of them.


Thanks. I did some more digging and I may just get a membership and get the song card. I was going to get a scarf anyway so I might as well buy a membership and give a little to the supporters
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Unread postby rockerchickmica » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:40:46 pm

You can find the ECS membership table outside 123 on the concourse from about 10 minutes after doors open to 15 minutes before kick-off. Come say Hi! Welcome to ECS!
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Unread postby jwood3205 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:54:42 pm

rockerchickmica wrote:You can find the ECS membership table outside 123 on the concourse from about 10 minutes after doors open to 15 minutes before kick-off. Come say Hi! Welcome to ECS!


Thanks! Is there a pre-match meet up at a pub and then a supporter's march to the ground or anything like that?
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Unread postby rockerchickmica » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:16:58 pm

Yep! People usually go to Fuel or Temple pre-match. The March leaves occidental park (right by Fuel) 60 minutes before kick-off.
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Unread postby jwood3205 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:35:04 pm

Nice! I assume parking up there is probably a nightmare...I'll be staying down by Sea-Tac
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Unread postby rockerchickmica » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:37:52 pm

You can hop the link light rail right downtown from the airport. Parking is available in various lots but you’re going to be paying $20-$30.
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Unread postby jwood3205 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:52:39 pm

I did some more snooping and I think I might just stay right there next to the stadium, then I can hoof it everywhere and not worry about it. Thanks for the heads up though
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Unread postby rockerchickmica » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:35:58 pm

Welcome! It’s one of the few matches I won’t be going to this season but you’ll have a blast!
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Unread postby jwood3205 » Wed Sep 5, 2018 8:07:11 am

Just got my ECS kit in the mail, looks great! Can't wait to come out for the match in October!
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Unread postby rockerchickmica » Wed Sep 5, 2018 8:52:52 am

Awesome! Make sure to come by the Merch table and say hi!
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Unread postby Jonzees » Tue Oct 9, 2018 8:14:52 pm

that's awesome
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