Thursday, February 24, 2011
Sounders FC Announces Details for Cascadia Summit
Limited tickets are still available for pre-season matches
RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Sounders FC announced today details for the Cascadia Summit, which will take place Friday, March 4 through Sunday, March 6, at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Wash.
The Summit opens up with Sounders FC taking on Portland at 7:30 p.m. PT on Friday, March 4. On Saturday, the Timbers and Whitecaps FC kick off at 4 p.m. PT. The weekend activities conclude on Sunday with the Sounders FC versus Whitecaps FC at 3 p.m. PT.
Limited tickets are available for the Timbers-Whitecaps FC and the Sounders FC-Whitecaps FC matches. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at SoundersFC.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. The March 4 match is sold-out. All matches will have designated seating sections for supporters and fans.
The teams will host a non-ticketed Supporters Summit and Coaches Forum on Saturday, March 5, moderated by Sounders FC broadcaster Arlo White. The Supporters Summit will be held from 12-1 p.m. and feature representatives from the supporters groups from all three teams. The forum will follow from 1-2 p.m. and include the head coaches from all three teams sharing their perspectives on the rivalry followed by a question and answer session. Both events will be held at the Starfire Sports Stadium.
Another non-ticketed event will be the match between the Sounders FC Academy U18 and the Whitecaps FC residency team which will take place on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. The stadium will be cleared immediately afterward in preparation for the Sounders FC-Whitecaps FC match.
Parking will be available for fans at the Starfire Sports Complex for $10.
Sounders FC open the MLS season on March 15 by hosting the L.A. Galaxy in First Kick 2011 on the Xbox Pitch at Qwest Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. PT. For 2011 season tickets visit www.SoundersFC.com or call 877-MLS-GOAL.
For more information visit www.SoundersFC.com.
2011 Cascadia Summit
Schedule of Events
Starfire Sports Complex Stadium
14800 Starfire Way, Tukwila, Washington
Friday, March 4
5:30 p.m. Gates open
7:00 p.m. Opening ceremonies
7:30 p.m. Seattle Sounders FC v Portland Timbers (Sold out)
Saturday, March 5
11:30 a.m. Gates open
Noon Supporters Summit
1:00 p.m. Coaches Forum
2:00 p.m. Stadium to be cleared
2:30 p.m. Gates open
4:00 p.m. Portland Timbers v Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Limited tickets available)
Sunday, March 6
11:00 a.m. Gates open
11:30 a.m. Sounders FC Academy U18 v Whitecaps FC Residency
1:15 p.m. Stadium to be cleared
1:30 p.m. Gates open
3:00 p.m. Seattle Sounders FC v Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Limited tickets available)