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Sounders Exhaust Season-Ticket Waiting List

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There's no longer a waiting list for Seattle Sounders season tickets, but there should still be a season-ticket base of about 32,000. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
There's no longer a waiting list for Seattle Sounders season tickets, but there should still be a season-ticket base of about 32,000. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
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It was first reported earlier today, but I've independently confirmed that the Seattle Sounders have apparently exhausted their once-robust season-ticket waiting list. As a Sounders official put it to me in an email, "We were able to help everyone on the list and by time we open the season we will be right where we were last year."

While that may not sound like good news, and it probably isn't from the perspective of convincing team officials to open up more seats, it's not exactly horrible news either. The season-ticket base is still expected to be about 32,000, which which is still about twice as many as any other team.

The Portland Timbers, for instance, just announced that they reached their goal of 12,000 season tickets and are now hoping to sell 500 more before capping season-ticket sales. If they hit 12,500, they've said they will start a waiting list of their own. Toronto FC still claim to have a robust waiting list, but they are only selling about 16,000 season tickets, roughly the same number the Vancouver Whitecaps have said they plan to sell.