Emerald City Supporters

Proud Supporters of Seattle Sounders FC

Away Trip - Vancouver - 04/14/17

Travel with ECS to see SSFC play outside of Seattle.

Unread postby futbolgirl » Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:28:13 pm

SpartyOn20 wrote:Where specifically will the bus be picking up people in Northgate?

You got the email, now, right?
User avatar
ECS Member 2020
Posts: 5163
Joined: Tue Feb 9, 2010 3:56:40 am
Location: North Seattle

Unread postby cornerfan » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:01:47 pm

WTB 2 SSFC v Van 4/14
Past ECS Member
Posts: 12
Joined: Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:48:54 am
Location: Capitol Hill

Unread postby Antiei30 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:34:38 am

Monkey Mail has been shipped. Check your emails, check your spam folder and if you still can't find it send an email to travel@weareecs.com

Here is the Monkey Mail:

Hello Champion Away Travelers!

Welcome to the first Cascadia match of the season. The time starts now to bring the Cascadia Cup back to its rightful home in Seattle and to make BC Place "Our House in the middle of BC." We will be going up against Sounders of the past and they will be up for this match. They are now the enemy and stand in our way to climb the table. Our boys will also be up for this rivalry match and seeking the first road victory of this season. You should be up for this match. Our boys need you and they need to hear you to spur them on to victory!

Thank you for purchasing your VANCOUVER AWAY Ticket(s) through the Emerald City Supporters. You are one of 330+ total travelers. Here is everything you need to know to support to your fullest (please read this email in its entirety):


Your VANCOUVER AWAY tickets for Friday, April 14, 2017 at BC Place in Vancouver, BC are attached to this email. All of you need to print your ticket(s), bring them with you, and keep them on your person for the entirety of the match. BC Place may not accept reading this ticket from your mobile phone so print your ticket(s) and keep it on you for the entirety of the match.

Bus Riders:

YOU MUST BRING YOUR PASSPORT/PASSPORT CARD/ENHANCED DL to enter Canada. If you are for any reason denied entry at the border, you WILL be left behind.

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 11:00 am. X marks the spot (see attached map).

The bus will leave promptly at 11:15 and if you are not there the bus WILL leave without you.

If you selected Northgate as your pickup location:

Be at the Northgate Park & Ride (address: 10200 1st Ave. NE) near NE 103rd St. & 1st Ave NO LATER than 12:00 pm. X marks the spot (see attached map).

The bus will leave promptly at 12:15 and if you are not there the bus WILL leave without you. (see attached map X marks the spot)

The buses will NOT be making a food stop. You might get hungry. Bring food to eat. Bring drinks too. NO GLASS ALLOWED. There will be a keg on the bus with ECS new beer Take ‘Em All Pale Ale by Hellbent. We will make a stop at Custer Rest Area for restrooms and to store booze under the bus. No booze is allowed on buses after the rest stop.

Match-Only Purchasers:

We have a pre-func location for those of you with match-only tickets from 3:00-5:00 pm at The Pint:

The Pint

455 Abbott St

Vancouver V6B2L2, Canada

The Pint age limit is 19 and over. There are other venues right in the same block for those of you under 19 or with minors. The downstairs bar area is reserved for our group during this time. Make sure to close your tabs by 4:45 pm. And prepare to March to Gate C at 5:00 p.m. to meet up with the bus riders.


There is no visiting supporters designated parking. You will not be able to park in the same lot as the buses. Other lots have been included on the attached map for your convenience.

Stadium Arrival (Bus Riders & Match-Only Purchasers):

Buses are scheduled to arrive at BC Place at 5:00 pm and will be unloading at ImPark Lot #1188. 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. Bus riders will be escorted by stadium staff to Gate C.

Per MLS rules, all away fans must enter as a group – this means if you drove yourself you will need to meet the group at the pre-func location at THE PINT or at Gate C no later than 5:15 pm.


At 5:00 pm Match-only purchasers will be escorted by stadium staff from The Pint to Gate C to meet up with the bus travelers.

Both bus riders and match-only purchasers must arrive at Gate C by 5:15 pm.

Entering the Stadium:

At 5:15 pm ECS Tifo crew will enter first. If you have any tifo items such as poles and flags they must at the GATE C by 5:15 pm or you may be denied entry to BC Place.

After tifo crew enter, we will all pass through security together including wanding and full pat downs and enter the stadium. MLS and BC Place bag restrictions apply 14x14x6, not required to be clear this time.

Our section is Section 218/219/221 rows MM and up. All seats are to be treated as GA. Our group will share the section with STH that also purchased away match tickets.

FRIENDS OR FAMILY IN OTHER MLS OR OTHER TEAM GEAR OR COLORS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STAND WITH US. Section 218/219/221 at BC Place is designated for fans and supporters of Seattle Sounders FC.

If you or someone in your group is wearing colors of another MLS team or any other 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.


Gametime (Important Information) Match Kickoff 7:00 pm:

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. Everyone else is invited to stand where they feel most comfortable.

• 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 BC Place and conduct yourselves accordingly. BEHAVE AS THOUGH YOU ARE BEING WATCHED, BECAUSE YOU ARE.


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.

The entire section including STHs are expected to follow this hold. This is not a match where you may choose to leave the section at your own risk. We will then be escorted by stadium security and local police out of our section and will proceed back to Impark Lot 1188.

Get back on the bus and we'll head home. ETA in Seattle is 12:30 am or so. Tacoma will be a bit later. Even travel monkeys have to respect the time space continuum.

Up the Sounders! Up the ECS!

ECS Travel Monkeys

P.S. For up to the moment happenings, follow us on Twitter @ecstravelmonkey.

Itinerary Recap:

10:00 am Wake up find pants!

10:15 am Pack your bus or road trip supplies

10:30 am Print your ticket

11:00 am Get on the bus Tacoma riders

11:15 am Bus Departs Tacoma

12:00 pm Bus arrives Northgate & Northgate bus Riders get on the bus

12:01 pm Match Only drivers you should have left by now

3:00 pm Prefunc at The Pint

4:30 pm Close your tabs

5:00 pm Bus arrives at BC Place/ Match Only & Bus Riders March to Gate C

5:15 pm Tifo Inspection and Stadium Entry

5:30 pm All Supporters and Sounders Fans Enter BC Place

5:35 pm Find your spot in our sections 218/219/221- Rows MM & Above

7:00 pm Match Kickoff

7:01 pm Own BC Place

9:30 pm Celebrate 3 points

9:31 pm Stadium Security hold all supporters & fans

10:00 pm Stadium Security Escort outside Gate C and Bus Riders to Bus Pickup

12:30 am Estimated return to Northgate- Tacoma a little later
ECS Leadership
Posts: 1407
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:13:50 pm
Location: Kirkland

Unread postby martinrcorpus » Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:48:31 pm

Soooo we're watching space balls again on the bus, right?

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
User avatar
ECS Member 2019
Posts: 155
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:14:18 pm

Unread postby Antiei30 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:16:27 pm

If someone owns it on a DVD bring it. I do not own it.
ECS Leadership
Posts: 1407
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:13:50 pm
Location: Kirkland

Unread postby revolution1973 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:48:29 pm

upon return I'm looking for a ride to Lake Forest Park anyone going that way?
User avatar
ECS Member 2020
Posts: 1326
Joined: Sat Apr 2, 2011 5:09:55 pm
Location: Overseer of GA. I'm watching you.

Unread postby martinrcorpus » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:33:27 pm

Anyone have the group photo from the rest stop?

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
User avatar
ECS Member 2019
Posts: 155
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:14:18 pm

Unread postby Antiei30 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:08:07 pm

Yes. Well on my phone.
ECS Leadership
Posts: 1407
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:13:50 pm
Location: Kirkland


Return to Away Trips


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests