Twenty Thousand season ticket holders and equivalents. Sure seems like a lot, right?
Sigi Schmid doesn't think it is enough. He has lofty goals, and they go well beyond the original 24,500 seats announced. They go beyond the 27,000 that has been hinted at for the opener against Red Bull New York on March 19th.
He even goes beyond what is capable inside the entirety of the lower bowl, the Hawk's Nest and every single suite seat.
And he isn't half crazy.
Season ticket holders will see Chelsea v. Sounders. As well as two other marquee match-ups.
Season ticket holders will see a front five that features a USL leading scorer, NCAA leading scorer, Colombian leading scorer, a target forward who paced last season for 9 goals & 9 assists. They will be backed up by the energizing Sanna Nyassi, unless he makes those guys ride the pine because he's so good.
Season ticket holders will see Kasey Keller and Chris Eylander. A US National Team legend, and a man who holds a record for most consecutive shutout minutes of MLS clubs in US Open Cup.
Season ticket holders will see international players from the Congo, Gambia, Sweden, Colombia, Jamaica, New Zealand, Cuba and France. US players are from WA, OR, CA, NC, MA, AZ, NJ, CO and Florida. Like our very city the heart is of the Pacific Northwest, but the reach is throughout the world.
If you want to fuel the passion and know 5 others, you can get into every league match, plus the 3 non-league matches, for less than 200$ each.
If you want seats with a better view, you can sit in 214 in a 7 game pack for 154$
You can be a part of history, a part of a league in only its second decade, but a league that is about to be turned on its head.
"I think if we can convince another 10 or 15,000 to come to our games, we're not only going to be a success story for soccer in the U.S.," Schmid said, "I think we'll establish some benchmarks for any sport. But the main thing for me right now is that when we walk out on that field on March 19, there is going to be a cauldron of noise.
"It's going to be like no other venue in the league. The thing I'm excited about right now is being able to take our team into that stadium and feel that emotion and feel that fever that is going through the stands. It's going to be a tremendous day."
You can be a part of a team that will have more seats sold per match than all but 25 English teams, and
better than at least two in the Premiership.
This isn't just soccer, this is FOOTBALL. This is calcio, futbol. Qurat al-Qadam. This is our time.
This is a team that will represent your city, your region, and your nation even in international competition. Our bond will be the Rave Green, the sound a crescendo of noise that rivals the NFL and college football.
Membership has its privileges. Join today.
Qwest Field and the XBox Pitch will be the largest Soccer Specific Stadium in the USA or Canada, it only needs your help.
Sigi wants 30,000+