Thursday, February 3, 2011

Vancouver Southsiders Announce Cascadia Bus Trip

Southsiders are planning a little trip and looking for new members. Details in their press release below:

For Immediate Release
February 3, 2011

Whitecaps supporters looking forward to double-derby weekend in Seattle

VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Southsiders are kicking off the 2011 Major League Soccer pre-season with one of their notoriously fun bus trips down the I-5 to see their beloved Whitecaps take on two of their fiercest rivals in Seattle March 5 and 6.

The best part? If you become a member, there’s a seat with your name on it.

“If you love the Whitecaps and want a taste of authentic supporters culture, you need to get on the bus with the Southsiders and let us show you the best weekend of your life,” said Southsiders president John Knox.

“Imagine an amazing night of pub-crawling in historic Pioneer Square, sandwiched in-between two of the most exciting rivalry matches of the year. Seattle’s fans will be there in droves. Portland’s fans will too. It’s time for Vancouver to wake up from its post-Olympic slumber and show the MLS how Canada does it better than anyone else.”

The Southsiders bus will leave from downtown Vancouver on the morning of Saturday, March 5. The Whitecaps take on the Portland Timbers at Starfire Stadium at 5:00 pm. After the match, the Vancouver faithful will explore Seattle's finest pubs before retiring to a hotel for the night.

Vancouver and Seattle’s junior squads square off on Sunday, March 6 at 12 noon. The professional MLS squads then face each other at 3:00 pm. The Southsiders bus will head home to Vancouver after the final match.

The Southsiders are offering priority purchase rights to their official members. The $160 package (taxes in) includes:

- Transportation to / from Vancouver and Seattle
- Transportation to / from Starfire Stadium from downtown Seattle
- Accommodation in a 3.5 star hotel in downtown Seattle*
- Tickets for both MLS Whitecaps matches

*Based on double occupancy. Hotel to be announced shortly.

Please note we are not selling individual tickets outside of the bus / hotel package.

Non-members can join the Southsiders by contacting


Media inquiries:
John Knox, President

Sales inquiries:
Chris Deal, Director of Events

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