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Away Trip - Houston - 4/10/16

Travel with ECS to see SSFC play outside of Seattle.

Unread postby mrMTB » Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:33:26 pm

Hello Away Travelers!
 
Welcome to our boys’ first match in the Lone Start State of the 2016 season.  You are part of a group of 40 traveling supporters. Here is everything you and your new best friends need to know for this match day:
 
Tickets:
Your Houston Away Ticket(s) to stand with the Emerald City Supporters for the match on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at BBVA Compass Stadium (2200 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77003) are attached to this email!  Print your ticket(s) and bring them with you, and keep it with you for the entirety of the match.
 
Parking:
We have no particular parking area that we are assigned to. Parking at BBVA Stadium is $25. There are also multiple pay lots around the stadium area, including one near where we will be meeting to enter the stadium at the corner of St. Emmanuel and Rusk.
 
Pregame:
While there is no official prefunc set up for this match, a number of supporters are planning to enjoy a beverage and crawfish at Lucky’s (801 St Emanuel St, Houston, TX 77003). If you haven’t already, you can check out the Houston Away thread in the weareecs.com forums to see what other plans supporters have.
 
Stadium Entry:
Dynamo security will be meeting our group in back of Lucky’s, at the end of Rusk St. nearest the stadium, at 2 pm to escort us into the stadium. There is a map below of the stadium and surrounding area, with a black star indicating the meeting spot. Please make every effort to meet up on time and march into the stadium as a group.
 
Game time Expectations:
Emerald City Supporters is a supporter group. That's important to remember. Our reason for being at the match is to spur our boys on toward victory; everything else is secondary.
         Our section will be in the top of Section 231. Our section will be treated as General Admission; we do not enforce seat assignments. Everyone is invited to stand where they feel most comfortable.
         Participation is encouraged. Sing, chant, and go mental! Don't worry if you don't know all the words, just follow along the best you can and your support will be felt! Large flags, banners, and poles are NOT allowed in the stadium. You may bring a small flag 4 x 8 if you wish, but you may not bring a pole for it. No confetti, streamers, or pyro is allowed.
          Friends or family in other MLS team gear or colors will not be allowed to stand with us. If you or someone in your group is wearing colors of another MLS team, they will be asked to remove those items. If they refuse, we will try to have your group reseated. If the stadium staff cannot accommodate a reseating, then your group will be asked to leave.
         Please, do not engage in any way with home fans. Security will keep them at bay; there's no need to engage in any wordplay, taunting, threats, etc. If you have an issue, notify stadium staff.
 
Postgame:
If security deems it necessary, we will be held in the section for 15 - 20 minutes. Security will then escort the group back to the original pickup location.  If you choose not to stay with the group, you assume the risks of your own security.
 
Itinerary Recap:
As always, make SURE you check with the travel monkey on the ground for the latest schedule/details.
1:55 pm - Close out your tab and proceed to the meeting point
2:00 pm - March to the match!
3:00 pm - Kickoff
3:01 pm - OWN THE PLACE!
5:00 pm - Final whistle…
5:20 pm - Security escort back to Lucky’s
 
It’s been a rough start to the season, but coming off of our win against Montreal last week, our boys are poised to get this season back on track. Our boys need YOU - your voices, your passion, your heart. See you Sunday!
 
Eternal Blue Forever Green,
ECS Travel Monkey

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Unread postby iwantabossjersey » Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:26:33 pm

Pissed. Going to be in Houston for the Final Four the weekend before, really hoped we matched up with last season where we played them 1st weekend in April. Oh well.
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Unread postby futbolgirl » Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:27:34 pm

Playing in Houston in August is dumb. Even the Dynamo shouldn't play at home in August.
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Unread postby bmvaughn » Wed Feb 3, 2016 2:07:11 pm

For those wondering about the image for this match in the store - please see:
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Unread postby BainbridgeShane » Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:19:19 pm

Coming in hot from Minneapolis!
Flight and Hotel booked.

Let's do this!
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Unread postby dj360 » Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:27:19 am

Psyched that I could book my work trip that day through Houston...long enough layover to make the match! See you in Houston!

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Unread postby mrMTB » Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:13:17 am

Sweet! Last year we met up at Lucky's pub before the match for a beer (or two or three). Anyone else up for a pre-match pint?

BrainbridgeShane, when do you arrive? I'm flying in that morning, and if you're coming from the airport at the same time, we might coordinate travel.
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Unread postby BainbridgeShane » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:13:19 am

I arrive at IAH at 8:00 AM on 4/9. I've never been to the city and would love to have a few pints.
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Unread postby brianvargo27 » Mon Apr 4, 2016 11:14:02 am

I'm in Houston looking to get seats in the ECS section. The away section is 231 right?
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Unread postby salazarsa » Mon Apr 4, 2016 5:09:34 pm

Yes, Lucky's pub is the place to be pre-game, address is: 801 St Emanuel St, Houston, TX 77003

There is a place across the street called Little Woodrows, but it gets crowded fast.

I moved to the H in summer 2014, so if anyone has any questions, please ask. I think the away section was 231 last fall.

Take the Houston light rail if you can to avoid parking downtown or car pool, parking will cost between $10-$25 depending on how close you park to the missions. Parking right across the street from BBVA is the most $$. If your parking on dirt, make sure your insurance is current. Hide all your stuff in the trunk, we got smash and grabs here. The pan handlers are pretty bad, but just keep walking, they usually don't follow you.

GOOOO SOUNDERS!!!!!
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Unread postby salazarsa » Tue Apr 5, 2016 10:51:21 am

Looks like Lucky's is having a crawfish boil on game day, I recommend doing this if you have never had crawfish; it's in season here.

http://www.houstondynamo.com/tickets/beergarden

I know some way better crawfish shacks outside of downtown, but it's a drive, need to have a car.
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Unread postby Ckiser19 » Tue Apr 5, 2016 3:45:45 pm

Any news on supporter exemptions for this match?
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Unread postby mrMTB » Wed Apr 6, 2016 2:34:11 pm

We have the call in 30 minutes. Last year they didn't give us any exemptions, but let me know what you want to bring.
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Unread postby mrMTB » Wed Apr 6, 2016 2:51:16 pm

BainbridgeShane wrote:I arrive at IAH at 8:00 AM on 4/9. I've never been to the city and would love to have a few pints.


I land at 10AM; if you're still around the airport at that time, let me know - npa-nxx-####

brianvargo27 wrote:I'm in Houston looking to get seats in the ECS section. The away section is 231 right?


Yes, 231 for this year.


And I'm not getting notifications for this thread, so PM me if you have an urgent question. See you all Sunday!
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Unread postby jcking » Wed Apr 6, 2016 6:06:53 pm

Is anyone going out for a drink Saturday night? I'm stuck living down here now, but would love to meet up with y'all when you get into town.
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