The Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps will each receive 1,500 tickets to disperse among their fans for each of their Cascadia Cup games at CenturyLink Field this season, Seattle Sounders general manager Adrian Hanauer said on Wednesday. This news comes on the heels of the revelation that Sounders fans would be receiving 800 tickets for each of the two games in Portland and Vancouver.
Hanauer said the fact that the Sounders would be playing two games in both Vancouver and Portland played at least a part in the decision. Hanauer declined to say whether or not the differing allocation amounts were explicitly linked in an email.
"The decision evolved after the final schedule was released, and through subsequent conversations between the three teams," Hanauer said.
Depending on how you choose to work the math, the Sounders are either giving up nearly 4 percent of the normal capacity or just 2.2 percent of the potential capacity. Either way, it's a significant bump over last year's allotment of 500 tickets, which was just 1.4 percent of capacity.
There is a chance that even more visiting fans could show up for either of the Cascadia Cup games in Seattle, although right now that would require Timbers and Whitecaps fans to purchase the entire four-pack. As it stands now, the Sounders have offered both of those games along with the Aug. 5 game against the LA Galaxy and the July 18 friendly against Chelsea. Those four-packs have already gone on sale. Tickets for those individual games will go on sale June 4.