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Away Trip - Vancouver - 9/15/18

Travel with ECS to see SSFC play outside of Seattle.

Unread postby Antiei30 » Thu Jan 4, 2018 2:10:49 pm

Monkey Update: Tickets for this match will go on sale tomorrow 3/10 @ noon to current ECS members.

8/27/18 Monkey Update: We have sold out of the one bus we have going. We have a chance to win the Cascadia Cup at this match. There are plenty of match only tickets available and our deadline to purchase is now this Friday, August 31, 2018 at noon Pacific.

Prefunc confirmed at The Pint: 3:00-5:00 pm
The Pint Public House
455 Abott Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2L2
Canada

9/7/18: Monkey edit. There are more match only tickets available in the visiting supporters section directly through Vancouver Whitecaps. These tickets are a part of our overall visiting supporters away section at BC Place. We welcome all Sounders fans to stand together as one group, one voice, and support our Sounders. Our away section is all treated as General Admission even it you purchase a seat through the below link which allows everyone attending to find a spot that they are most comfortable.

This link will be live and available as long as there are tickets available in our section and up to 24 hours prior to the match. Sticker shock is a real thing when you use the link below as the pricing you see is CAD, not US dollars. But you will actually be charged US dollars.

https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/whitecaps/EN/link/promotion/home/3f118cb7c9e2770c8600e7d72b541c7dffab930d

Promo code: SEAVSVAN18[/quote]


9/10/18: Monkey Edit: Monkey Mail posted below in its entirety.

Hello Away Travelers!
Welcome to our last Cascadia match of the 2018 MLS season. The Cascadia Cup is on the line we win or tie and we get to bring George home! 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." Our boys will also be up for this rivalry match. You should be up for this match. Our boys need you and they need to hear you to spur them on to victory! Please read this email in its entirety all the way to the bottom. Most of your questions can be answered by reading all the way to the bottom, yes we know it’s a lot of information but you just might find a surprise at the end!
Thank you for purchasing your VANCOUVER AWAY Ticket(s) through the Emerald City Supporters. You are one of 500+ total travelers. Here is everything you need to know to support to your fullest (please read this email in its entirety):

Post-match (I know y’all never read this email all the way to the bottom so this part is important enough that I am going to say it at the beginning):
Standard procedure for all MLS matches is to hold the visiting supporters in the section for up to 30 minutes at the conclusion of the match, in order to give the home fans time to clear the concourse. The entire section whether you are an ECS member or not are expected to follow this hold. Even if you purchased tickets through the Whitecaps ticket link this also applies to you. There are no exceptions. Every time we visit BC Place someone in our section thinks this does not apply to them. It applies to everyone in our section. Once security determines it is safe for our group to leave, we will then be escorted by stadium security and local police out of our section and will proceed back out of Gate C. Bus riders will group up outside Gate C and all walk together to meet the buses. Match only purchasers are free to return to your destinations once outside Gate C. I highly suggest you walk in pairs and tie your scarves.

Tickets:
Your VANCOUVER AWAY ticket(s) for Saturday, September 15, 2018 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 and return to the US. If you are for any reason denied entry at the border, you WILL be left behind. If you are a minor you must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

If you selected Tacoma as your pickup location:
Be at the Tacoma pickup location Lakewood Towne Center- Barnes N Noble (address: 5711 Main St, Lakewood WA) NO LATER than 11:00 am. Purple stars marks the spot (see attached map). Please note this is a different pickup location than trips in the past.
The bus will leave promptly at 11:15 am 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 11:45 am. X marks the spot (see attached map).
The bus will leave promptly at 12:15 pm and if you are not there the bus 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. There will beverages on the bus including ECS beer Capo’s Choice by Hellbent and a surprise beverage. 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. We only have a permit for alcohol on the buses in the State of WA and we have to cross the border.

Match-Only Purchasers:
YOU MUST BRING YOUR PASSPORT/PASSPORT CARD/ENHANCED DL to enter Canada and return to the US.

Parking:
There is no visiting supporters designated parking. Some identified parking lots have been included on the attached map for your convenience. I highly suggest parking in one the lots closer to The Pint or anywhere north of the stadium. Pacific Blvd will be closed for some kind of walk between 7:30-9:00 pm so you don’t want to get stuck not being able to get out post-match.

Prefunc:
We have a pre-func location for those of you with match-only tickets from 3:00-5:00 pm at The Pint (see attached map):
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. There will be an area reserved for our group during this time at The Pint. Make sure to close your tabs by 4:45 pm. And prepare to March to Gate C at 5:00 pm.

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

Buses are scheduled to arrive at The Pint at 5:00 pm and will be unloading at The Pint to meet up with match only purchasers.
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 be at Gate C no later than 5:30 pm (see attached map for Gate C location.

LEAVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF TIME TO DRIVE THROUGH TRAFFIC AND PARK AND MEET THE GROUP.

At 5:00 pm match-only purchasers & bus riders will be escorted by stadium staff from The Pint to Gate C or our march to the match. We will 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 flags or two pole banners they must at the GATE C by 5:15 pm or you may be denied entry to BC Place. If you are a bus rider please make sure to get your tifo items to tifo crew members when we make our pitstop at the Custer Rest Stop.
After tifo crew enter, at 5:30 pm the rest of us will all pass through security together including wanding and full pat downs, bag searches and enter the stadium. MLS and BC Place bag restrictions apply 14x14x6, not required to be clear this time. You may bring in to the stadium one empty store bought plastic water bottle, but it can’t be hard plastic and no metal.

One thing to note- everyone entering BC Place will be searched for stickers. If you have any stickers on your person or in your bag, security will confiscate them. If you are observed placing stickers anywhere on BC Place property either inside or outside the stadium you will be subject to violations of the MLS Fan Code of Conduct. (There, I was told I had to tell you this).

Gametime (Expectations) 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 3-4 rows. This means that no matter where you purchased your ticket either through us or through the Vancouver Whitecaps website link you are not entitled to the specific seat on your ticket. Everyone in our section is invited to stand where they feel most comfortable. 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 only for fans and supporters of Seattle Sounders FC.

• 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, travel monkeys 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.

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. The entire section including STHs are expected to follow this hold. I already said this above this applies to everyone in our section, there are no exceptions.

Security will escort us back out Gate C. Bus riders will group up outside of Gate C and we will walk to meet the buses together. Don't delay joining the bus group. We don’t want you getting separated or lost from the group.

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

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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 Tacoma Bus Riders arrive & check in with Monkey on the Ground
11:15 am Buses Depart Tacoma
11:45 am Northgate Bus Riders arrive & check in with Monkey on the Ground
12:00 pm Buses arrive Northgate & Northgate bus Riders get on the bus
12:01 pm Match Only drivers you should have left by now
12:15 pm Buses Depart Northgate
2:00 pmish Buses Pit stop Custer Rest Area
2:30 pmish Buses Depart Custer Rest Area to cross border
3:00 pm Prefunc at The Pint
4:30 pm Close your tabs
5:00 pm Bus arrives at The Pint and Match Only prepare to 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 pmish Own BC Place & #GFTK
9:00 pmish Celebrate 3 points, Bring Home George (jinx, jinx, jinx) & Stadium Security Hold all supporters & fans
9:31 pmish Stadium Security Escort outside Gate C and Bus Riders to Bus Pickup
12:30 am Estimated return to Northgate- Tacoma a little later

CONGRATULATIONS! You made it all the way to the bottom. Go eat a banana! See you all Saturday!
Oops, one last thing if after reading this entire thing and then re-reading it you still have questions please post in the away trip forum below so our entire Travel Monkey team can help answer them.
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Unread postby socca » Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:59:27 pm

Will the match only tickets to this match be emailed to buyers ?
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Unread postby mindi » Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:32:42 pm

What is the ticket-only purchase deadline for this match?
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Unread postby Sounder71 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:41:49 pm

Are there a block of hotel rooms available, or where are the ECS members staying?
I am familiar with the "city guides" on the travel page, but would like to know where other members might be hanging out.

Thanks,
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Unread postby Antiei30 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:08:08 pm

socca wrote:Will the match only tickets to this match be emailed to buyers ?


Yes.
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Unread postby Antiei30 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:09:49 pm

mindi wrote:What is the ticket-only purchase deadline for this match?


All tickets whether bus + match or match only deadline is 8/31/18 @ noon Pacific. We got a one week extension from Van to this new date.
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Unread postby Antiei30 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:10:42 pm

Sounder71 wrote:Are there a block of hotel rooms available, or where are the ECS members staying?
I am familiar with the "city guides" on the travel page, but would like to know where other members might be hanging out.

Thanks,


We don't have a block of hotel rooms for this trip.
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Unread postby socca » Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:03:45 pm

Got my ticket. See you all on 15th
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Unread postby w.u.sounder » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:48:24 pm

Is there any possibility of getting more bus tickets?

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Unread postby Antiei30 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:49:47 am

w.u.sounder wrote:Is there any possibility of getting more bus tickets?

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No we will not have a second bus. We hear the train or carpooling are good options to consider.

Well actually, hold that thought we are checking on the possibility. Waiting to hear back from our bus company.
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Unread postby w.u.sounder » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:46:00 am

Antiei30 wrote:
w.u.sounder wrote:Is there any possibility of getting more bus tickets?

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No we will not have a second bus. We hear the train or carpooling are good options to consider.

Well actually, hold that thought we are checking on the possibility. Waiting to hear back from our bus company.
I know of a few people still looking for bus tickets

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Unread postby Antiei30 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:33:19 pm

w.u.sounder wrote:
Antiei30 wrote:
w.u.sounder wrote:Is there any possibility of getting more bus tickets?

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No we will not have a second bus. We hear the train or carpooling are good options to consider.

Well actually, hold that thought we are checking on the possibility. Waiting to hear back from our bus company.
I know of a few people still looking for bus tickets

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Well tell them its available now! There is a second bus option!
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Unread postby Antiei30 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:51:10 pm

Due to interest, a 2nd bus is now running to Vancouver. The 2nd bus does NOT include a match ticket. You will need to purchase separately a match only ticket if you intend to get in on the 2nd bus.

To purchase the 2nd bus ticket (its not really a ticket Monkeys will have your name when you check in on matchday) you can do that here: https://www.weareecs.com/shop/product/1501-9-15-van-away-second-bus

To purchase a separate match only ticket you can do that here: https://www.weareecs.com/shop/product/1411-van-away-i-september-15-2018
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Unread postby alpenfuzzi » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:50:58 pm

2 Tickets purchased. It's my birthday and a win would be a nice present..cheers
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Unread postby socca » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:40:04 pm

Does the match ticket include the celebrity charity match before Sounders vs Wcaps? If not, where do we get the ticket?
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