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Portland Timbers hit 10,000 season tickets

portland timbers vs seattle soundersThe Portland Timbers have announced that they have surpassed 10,000 season tickets sold for the 2011 MLS season and that they would cap that number at 12,000.

“Ten thousand is a number we were shooting for,” Timbers chief operating officer Mike Golub said. “It’s a really good goal for us to meet.”

Portland are confident they can sell the remaining season ticket packages and are hopeful for a string of sellouts during the Timbers’ inaugural MLS campaign.

“We still have work to do, so we’re not taking anything for granted,” Golub said. “Obviously, we’re thankful for the support we’ve gotten. It confirms that people are really excited about our ascendancy to MLS. People are excited about the stadium in terms of a place to take in soccer.”

Season tickets for the Timers inaugural season in MLS includes 17 MLS games plus three additional friendlies. Dates and opponents for those three friendlies have not bene announced yet.

The first Timbers home page will be on Thursday, April 14, when they host the Chicago Fire.

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