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Away Trip - Kansas City - 05/17/17

Travel with ECS to see SSFC play outside of Seattle.

Unread postby RightFootHammer » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:55:05 pm

Monkey Edit:
ECS MONKEY MAIL SPORTING KC AWAY May 17, 2017


Children's Mercy Park, 1 Sporting Way, Kansas City, KS 66111

Hello ECS Away Champions, 

The Emerald City Supporters have amassed AT LEAST 63 of the finest supporters in the land to descend upon the sun-drenched battlefield at Children’s Mercy Park. If we want three points, we’re going to have to earn it. Every chant, every member, every time! Let's show the SKC that rave green will stop at NOTHING and our boys can always count on us.

Here is everything you need to know:



Tickets:
Your SKC Away Ticket(s) to stand with the Emerald City Supporters for the match on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Sporting Park in Kansas City, KS 1 Sporting Way, Kansas City, KS 66111 are attached to this email! KC does allow scanning of your ticket on your mobile devices. You need to make sure you have plenty of battery power though for your phone. If in doubt, print your ticket(s), bring them with you , and keep it with you for the entirety of the match. 



Parking:
Away supporter parking is in Lot I (on the grounds of the Speedway). Parking is free of charge. The parking lot will open at 4:30 PM. NO PARKING PASS REQUIRED! I would tell you to ask the parking attendants but its better if you just consult the attached map.


Weather Preparedness:
There are Isolated Thunderstorms in the morning but those should be cleared out by the time we all meet up. The Thunderstorms should give way to a nice clear evening. 



No host Tailgate:
The no host tailgate will commence in Lot I when the lot opens at 4:30-5:45 . What is a no host tailgate you ask? Food and beverages will not be provided for you. But we encourage you to bring your own food, drink and/or bring some to share. Hang out, have a drink, share and meet other traveling Sounders away supporters. Don’t forget we like to sing too! 



Stadium Entry:
SKC is providing shuttle buses to transport us from Lot I to the stadium starting at 6:00 PM. Tifo will get on the first shuttle. ECS will then enter Sporting Park through the West Gate. Please be prepared for bag checks, pat downs, and metal detectors at the gate. SKC follows the new MLS bag policy, 14 x 14x 6 (not required to be clear) and no backpacks, please be prepared.

Camera Policy: If your camera has a detachable lens it will not be allowed in.

Game time Expectations:
Emerald City Supporters is a supporters group. That's important to remember. Do not do get involved in things that will result in you being kicked out! We need all hands on deck to spur our boys in green on to victory!

Our section will be 124 rows 8-16 and will be treated as General Admission, we do not enforce seat assignments. Tifo, security and capos will be in the first row of our section. Everyone else is invited to stand where they feel most comfortable within our section.

Participation is encouraged. If you don’t know all the words to the songs, just follow along the best you can and your support will be felt! Speaking of support, we like to wave flags: Sporting Park is great in that they allow flags anywhere in the stadium. BUT their policy is not to permit flags being to be waved during the run of play. We have been asked to be respectful of the people around us and if our flags may block someone's view to not to wave them during the run of play. So plan to wave your flags pre- and post-match, half time, and in celebration of all the Sounders’ goals that will be scored and during the run of play if they are not blocking someone’s view. If you’re bringing a flagpole please note that hollow PVC poles are permitted, and flags may not contain offensive, political, etc. content.

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

Do not engage in any way with home fans. There's no need to engage in any wordplay, taunting, threats, etc. If you have an issue, notify ECS travel monkeys on the ground or stadium staff.

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

FRIENDS OR FAMILY IN OTHER MLS TEAM GEAR OR COLORS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STAND WITH US. We will be at the top of section 124. We will have two buffer rows at the bottom of our section that are designed to keep everyone safe, the next row is designated for flags/drums/capos. Aside from those specific areas you are free to stand wherever you feel comfortable. 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 tr y to have your group reseated. If stadium staff cannot accommodate a reseating, then your group will be asked to leave.

Postgame: We will be held in the section for up to 15-30 minutes to allow home fans to clear the stadium. Security will then escort the group back out through the West Gate where the same buses will be waiting to shuttle us back to Lot I.



Itinerary Recap:
As always, make SURE you check with the travel monkey on the ground for the latest schedule/details.

4:30 pm Parking Gates Open (Visiting Supporters Park in Lot I)
4:31 pm Pre-Funk and have a blast with other Travelling Supporters!

5:30 pm Wind down the Pre-funking and start getting ready for the shuttles.
5:45 pm All tifo collected
6:00 pm Shuttles to West Gate Entrance (Tifo on first shuttle)
6:30 pm Group Entry
7:30 pm Kickoff
 - 7:30 pm Go Mental!
9:15 pm After, we wreck the Wizards, we hang out in the section celebrating 3 more points.
9:30 pm After our security hold. We exit escorted by security and wait for the shuttles to take us back to Parking Lot I.
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Unread postby DPAIN187 » Fri Mar 3, 2017 9:21:11 pm

Looking for a couch or similar for this match and can return the favor in Denver later in the year.
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Unread postby Tooncestdc » Wed Mar 8, 2017 3:08:17 am

I'll be attending the twofer of Chicago and Kansas City.
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Unread postby JerseyMike » Tue Apr 4, 2017 7:33:56 am

Wife and I are there. Hopefully we won't lose by 4 again, and our headcoach wont be fired.
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Unread postby JerseyMike » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:01:43 am

Are tickets on sale yet? I only see "Members Only" when I view the store page.
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Unread postby RightFootHammer » Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:31:37 pm

JerseyMike wrote:Are tickets on sale yet? I only see "Members Only" when I view the store page.


Tickets should be open to everyone now.
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Unread postby DPAIN187 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:51:22 pm

Not a fancy hotel, or walking distance to the stadium, but I found a $60 rate here: Days Inn – near Kansas Speedway. Looks like only about a $10 to $12 Uber to the park. I'm willing to buy one-way, haha!
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Unread postby rainsong » Mon May 1, 2017 2:26:49 pm

The ECS site says we're in Section 230, but the Sporting KC site shows Section 123 for away supporters.

Anyone know which one is right? I actually can't find a Section 230 on the seating chart.
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Unread postby robseam » Sun May 7, 2017 5:59:48 pm

Hollie and I will be attending and we will have the kids in tow. Looking forward to my first KC Away trip. Doing the smash and grab on our way to Memphis to see my son graduate from High School. This should be an awesome trip!
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Unread postby robseam » Sat May 13, 2017 10:46:48 am

So I have two more guests joining us. I am in need of two additional tickets in the supporter section. Does anyone have any extras they would be willing to part with?

Additionally, does anyone know what section our group tickets are in? In the event no one has any spares I'll just buy two as close as I can. Thanks...
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Unread postby JerseyMike » Mon May 15, 2017 7:01:34 pm

Has anyone received their tickets online yet?

I thought they were supposed to have gone out 3 days before the match?
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Unread postby dougj2 » Mon May 15, 2017 9:22:09 pm

robseam wrote:So I have two more guests joining us. I am in need of two additional tickets in the supporter section. Does anyone have any extras they would be willing to part with?

Additionally, does anyone know what section our group tickets are in? In the event no one has any spares I'll just buy two as close as I can. Thanks...


An answer for you from our Midwest supporters group, the Heartland horde:

It's section 124 usually. If you cannot find a ticket there, normally, if you get one in a section next to us, you're good to come stand in the ECS part, so long as it's not full.

This is something that USUALLY, but NOT ALWAYS happens. Talk with the Horde/ECS peeps on game day, if you match in with the group, you should be just fine.

We will be in lot a
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Unread postby dougj2 » Mon May 15, 2017 9:22:37 pm

Sorry, Lot I :beer:. LOL
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Unread postby Antiei30 » Mon May 15, 2017 9:34:09 pm

Monkey Mail was shipped a little after 8:15 pm Pacific. Check your email and check your spam folders. If you still can't find it- send an email to travel@weareecs.com.
Thanks for your patience as we had to teach a new monkey- monkey tricks and well we have day jobs too. :D The monkey mail is reposted at the top of this thread for reference.
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Unread postby robseam » Wed May 17, 2017 1:05:57 pm

Thanks for the answer. I was able to get tickets in the supporter section. See you all at the tailgate!
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