Empty no longer. The Seattle Sounders open the Hawks Nest for business in 2012
UPDATE (16 Nov): Formal press release sent out today. It lists capacity as 2200. Tickets go on sale on Thursday the 17th.
In an email sent to various email lists the Seattle Sounders announced that the little triangle of metal bleachers rising above the North End Faithful (known as the Hawks Nest for Seahawks Games) will be open for all 2012 regular season matches at CenturyLink Field. Light on details, the email is quoted below;
The chanting and singing just got louder.
Sounders FC are pleased to announce the Hawks Nest will be open for the entire 2012 Sounders FC season.
To reserve seats, please contact the Sounders FC Ticket Office at
Adding roughly 2300 seats to the already impressive attendance of the team will mean not just nearly 40,000 people at regular season matches, but should also expand the team's list of potential buyers for CONCACAF Champions League matches, Open Cup games and the Friendly. Just like in years past, the Sounders front office is targeting their own record as something to beat.