Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders Season Tickets capped at 32,000

Yes that is not a typo. The Seattle Sounders have announced that less than 1,000 season tickets remain for the 2010 season. The 18-match season-ticket package includes 15 regular season matches and three international friendlies to be played on the Xbox Pitch at Qwest Field.

“Our fans demonstrated their passion and commitment to the team by creating one of the best home field advantages in all the MLS,” said Sounders FC owner Joe Roth. “They took their match day role very seriously and renewed their season tickets at a 96 percent rate.”

In their inaugural season, the Sounders FC capped season tickets at 22,000 and averaged 30,943 fans per match, establishing a new MLS record for highest fan average per match.

There is no word yet on how many individual tickets for games the Sounders will make available to the public. I expect we will hear more about that next month. Also, in their press release the Sounders mention three international friendlies at Quest Field. Last season both Barcelona and Chelsea played Seattle and I am expecting news from MLS in late February about what big European teams will touring in the U.S. this summer.