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Away Trip - Portland - 7/17/16

Travel with ECS to see SSFC play outside of Seattle.

Unread postby Curtjr86 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:55:31 pm

Will there be a March to the Match from The Goose Hollow Inn like last year?

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Unread postby bmvaughn » Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:36:58 pm

Tickets sent.. check your inbox. Monkey mail below

Hello Away Traveler,

Thank you for purchasing your PORTLAND AWAY ticket(s) through the Emerald City Supporters. Here is everything you need to know to support to your fullest:

Tickets:
Your PORTLAND AWAY tickets for Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Providence Park in Portland, OR, are attached to this email. Print your ticket(s), bring them with you, and keep them on your person for the entirety of the match. Providence Park does not accommodate reading this ticket from your mobile phone, so go find a Kinko’s.

Bus Riders:
PRINT YOUR TICKETS AND BRING THEM WITH YOU. Bus riders will not receive paper tickets like they have in previous years. We only have two buses, so it does not matter whether you selected Tacoma or Tukwila – both buses will stop at both locations.

If you selected Tukwila as your pickup location:
Be at the Tukwila International Blvd Light Rail Station Park & Ride (15426 35th Ave S, Tukwila, WA) near International Blvd & SR 518 NO LATER than 05:45. The buses will leave promptly at 6:00 and they WILL leave without you.
If you selected Tacoma as your pickup location:
Be at the pickup location SR512/I5 Park and Ride (address: 10617 S. Tacoma Way, Tacoma) NO LATER than 6:30. The buses will leave promptly at 6:45 and they WILL leave without you.
The buses will NOT be making a food stop. You might get hungry. Bring food to eat. Bring drinks too. NO GLASS ALLOWED. We will make a stop at Gee Creek Rest Area for restrooms and to store booze under the bus. No booze is allowed on buses after the rest stop. We only have banquet permits for Washington; those permits only allow alcohol consumption after 6:00.
Match-Only Purchasers:
PRINT YOUR TICKETS AND BRING THEM WITH YOU.

Portland pre-func:
We do not have a designated pre-func location in Portland for our match-only purchasers due to the match timing, however note that many nearby bars are Timbers-supporter-only and will refuse access to opposing fans. If you’re sticking around after the match, Goose Hollow Inn at 1927 SW Jefferson St, Portland, OR 97201 is Sounder-supporter-friendly.

Parking:
There is no visiting supporters designated parking. Many nearby lots fill up quickly. We recommend wherever you park to avoid walking along SW Morrison St (N edge of the stadium) and SW 18th Ave (E edge of the stadium).

Stadium Arrival (Bus Riders & Match-Only Purchasers):
Buses are scheduled to arrive at Providence Park at 10:00 and will be unloading along SW 20th Ave. See the attached map. AT NO TIME IS ANYONE PERMITTED TO LEAVE THE BUS/TICKET/ENTRANCE AREA. We don't want anyone getting separated from the group and winding up in trouble.
Per MLS rules, all away fans must enter as a group – this means if you drove yourself you will need to meet the buses to enter as a group. LEAVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF TIME TO PARK AND MEET THE BUS.
MATCH-ONLY PURCHASERS NEED TO MEET THE BUSES BETWEEN 9:45 AND 10:00.
We are entering at Gate 5.
Tifo:
All tifo, including personal flags and two-poles must be present for entry and inspection at 10:00. Providence Park may prevent entry of any other tifo after that time.

Water/Outside Beverages:
Providence Park will allow SEALED water bottles as well as UNSEALED EMPTY bottles.


Entering the Stadium:
ECS Security and Tifo crew will go in first.

After they enter, we will all pass through security together and enter the stadium. Note that Providence Park now employs walk-through detectors. In previous years, they had a bag and no-bag line, this year there will be two lines with no distinction.

Fans who are visibly intoxicated may be denied entry by Providence Park. Don’t be that supporter.

ECS will be in all of section 222 and the back rows of Section 223. All seats are to be treated as GA. Other Sounders groups will be in the front of section 223 and we ask that you stay in the back of that section.

FRIENDS OR FAMILY IN OTHER MLS TEAM GEAR OR COLORS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STAND WITH US. Section 222/223 at Providence Park is designated for fans and supporters of Seattle Sounders FC. 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 stadium staff cannot accommodate a reseating, then your group will be asked to leave.

AGAIN, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO REMAIN IN OUR SECTION, AND WE DON’T CARE HOW IT WORKS IN OTHER AMERICAN SPORTS. WE NEGOTIATED THIS GROUP RATE, WE ORGANIZED THIS TRIP, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE TO ANYONE FOR ANY REASON. -yes, we’re pretty serious about this.

Gametime (Important Information):
Emerald City Supporters is a supporters group. That's important to remember. Our reason for being at the match is to spur our boys to victory; everything else is secondary.

• Our section will be treated as General Admission; we do not enforce seat assignments. Tifo, capos, and security will be in the front few rows of 222. Everyone else is invited to stand where they feel most comfortable. If you are in section 223, please stand in the back rows.

• Don't drink so much that you get sloppy and give anything less than your best. YOUR BEST IS EXPECTED. You should work to exceed that.

• 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 ECS security or stadium staff.

• You should expect that you will be under surveillance at all times while at Providence Park and conduct yourselves accordingly. BEHAVE AS THOUGH YOU ARE BEING WATCHED, BECAUSE YOU ARE.


Postgame:
Standard procedure for all MLS matches is to hold the visiting supporters in the section for up to 30 minutes in order to give the home fans time to clear the concourse. We will then be escorted by stadium security and local police out of our section and will proceed back out of Gate 5.

Get back on the bus (the same bus you rode up in, please) and we'll head home. ETA in Tacoma is 16:00 or so. Tukwila will be a bit later. Even travel monkeys have to respect the time space continuum.

Up the Sounders! Up the ECS!

ECS Travel Monkeys

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Unread postby lisa » Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:34:20 pm

I have ONE EXTRA BUS + MATCH to sell at cost.

I am boarding in beautiful Tukwila, but if you want to board in Tacoma, I'm sure the excellent bus captains could handle that.
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Unread postby bmvaughn » Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:38:39 pm

lisa wrote:I am boarding in beautiful Tukwila, but if you want to board in Tacoma, I'm sure the excellent bus captains could handle that.


Yes, doesn't matter where you board
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Unread postby Dylan1 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:40:26 pm

I am ready for the match who else is?

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Unread postby dfletcher87 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:15:10 pm

Due to a family emergency, I won't be able to attend. Have my match only ticket available for what I bought it for ($47). PM me if interested.
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Unread postby Grass•fed* » Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:01:24 am

Didn't receive my tickets for Sunday?
Thxs!
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Unread postby Antiei30 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:16:15 am

Grass•fed* wrote:Didn't receive my tickets for Sunday?
Thxs!


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Unread postby Sounder71 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:46:40 am

Looking for 2 match + bus passes for Sunday.
If available please let me know
Thanks in advance
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Unread postby lisa » Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:36:29 am

Sounder71 wrote:Looking for 2 match + bus passes for Sunday.
If available please let me know
Thanks in advance


I can get you one. I have one extra bus+match at cost.

There are match-only passes available. I think earlier in the thread someone wa looking to sell their bus portion.
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Unread postby lisa » Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:31:10 pm

lisa wrote:I have ONE EXTRA BUS + MATCH to sell at cost.


***SOLD***
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Unread postby ANNIE786 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:47:17 pm

We are driving from South of Bend, instead of North from Seattle, for the match. How serious is it to arrive by 9:45/10:00 to meet the bus and walk in? What happens if we hit traffic / flat tire / blah and arrive later than that?

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Unread postby Sounder71 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:17:07 am

**** Still need help with getting a single pass for the bus on Sunday from Tacoma****
My wife has a pass and I would really like to ride with her.
Any help is appreciated.
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Unread postby Antiei30 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:58:39 am

Sounder71 wrote:**** Still need help with getting a single pass for the bus on Sunday from Tacoma****
My wife has a pass and I would really like to ride with her.
Any help is appreciated.


Just so you know on this particular trip it doesn't have to be one from Tacoma if you are able to snag from someone with Tukwila pick up that works too. You can just get on in Tacoma.
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Unread postby crdiaz73 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:17:10 pm

ANNIE786 wrote:We are driving from South of Bend, instead of North from Seattle, for the match. How serious is it to arrive by 9:45/10:00 to meet the bus and walk in? What happens if we hit traffic / flat tire / blah and arrive later than that?

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Bump, Yes good question, I have seen late away supporters escorted in by staff in the past.
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