UPDATE: Seattle Sounders FC announce they will introduce the Seattle Sounders FC 2 (S2) into USL PRO, with Andrew Opatkiewicz to be the General Manager. They will play their games at Starfire Sports Complex.
UPDATE 3: Fans can join Founders Club, which allows them voting rights into the Sounders Community Trust. Season tickets are available for $95 per ticket (max four) to 750 Founders Clubs members. The cost to join the Founders Club is $250. Discounts come with membership, including future season tickets.
UPDATE 4: ECS will be part of the ownership group of S2, with a continued support to be brought to Starfire with flags, tifos, and chants. ECS will be hosting a post-announcement gathering at Fuel Bar in Seattle at 5pm.
UPDATE 5: Zach Scott officially the first member of Sounders Community Trust.
Today's announcement is at 2 PM and Seattle Sounders FC will be livestreaming the event. This announcement will have large implications for the future of players, coaches, staff and a huge shift in how the fans connect to the sport. Adrian Hanauer, Sigi Schmid, several players and other front office members will be speaking.
The event is hosted at the Chihuly Garden of Glass at the base of the Space Needle. Sounders FC last hosted an event at the Needle when they announced that they were entering MLS.
Sounder at Heart's coverage will occur at a breakneck pace. This thread will operate similar to a gamethread. It will be hosted and include your initial and varied reactions. As quickly as we can other posts explaining particular portions of the announcement will go live. Go visit those as you need more detail, fly along in here with every sentence, or sit back and enjoy everything as it happens.
This unprecedented announcement will have unprecedented coverage.