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Fans are encouraged to arrive early for the match against Real Salt Lake.

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Seattle Sounders FC take on Real Salt Lake in a critical match this Sunday on “Decision Day”, and they are encouraging fans to arrive early for Fan Appreciation Day festivities. There will be an array of activities occurring before kickoff and during the match, both in and out of the stadium.

Pre-kickoff, everyone can head over to The Ninety at 11:00 am PT to celebrate Fan Appreciation with a variety of giveaways. There, party-goers will find free pizza and drink specials, including a “Sounderita” by El Jimador and Sounders wine glasses from Columbia Crest.

The gates will open at 11:30 am PT and the first 20,000 fans through will receive a Scott bobblehead presented by Xbox. During the pre-game festivities center back Zach Scott will be honored with a Golden Scarf to recognize all he has done in his 15-year career. The Sounders will be wearing their Gears of War 4 kits and, if fans want their kits to look like the ones on the field, they can bring in their Pacific Blue kits and have them embellished with the Gears of War 4 markings.

At halftime, the Sounders will present the MatchPass Fan of the Year Award, with the winner receiving a trip for two for a 2017 road match. This will be the fourth straight year that the Sounders have honored a season ticket holder.

Inside the stadium, fans will be able to demo the Gears of War 4 game at the Xbox booth in the northwest concourse and will also be allowed to take photos with their squad in the Gears of War 4 photo booth. Fans that share photos via Twitter or Instagram with #XboxPhotoContest will be entered to win an Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Bundle and a limited edition Gears 4 Sounders kit.

Throughout the match, there will be other giveaways for fans to win:

  • 37 Xbox Gears of War 4 prize packs, each to include a Pacific Blue Gears 4 embellished jersey, Xbox One backpack and Gears of War 4 Ultimate Edition
  • Two Delta Air Lines round-trip tickets
  • 20 McDonald’s $15 Arch Cards, provided by McDonald’s Restaurants of Western Washington
  • 30 Starbucks $10 gift cards
  • 40 Chipotle free burrito, burrito bowl, salad or order of tacos certificates
  • One BECU $350 MasterCard Gift Card, four front row seats and four Field Club passes to the first Sounders FC 2016 playoff match (play-in or conference semi-final)
  • One SUBWAY® $100 gift card, provided by SUBWAY® Restaurants of Western Washington
  • 20 Oberto Beef Jerky packages
  • 500 Delta Dental Oral Health Kits
  • One team autographed Olympic White jersey, provided by Adidas
  • 20 co-branded 76 and Sounders FC scarf and a 76-branded t-shirts
  • One $200 credit toward a set of new Continental Tires
  • One $100 credit toward a new set of Continental Tires
  • Four tickets to the 2017 Sounders FC regular-season home opener, provided by StubHub
  • 600 StubHub portable phone chargers
  • One Hyatt one-night getaway package, including a one-night stay for Hyatt at Olive 8, $100 Elaia Spa gift card and a $100 Urbane Restaurant gift card
  • One Hyatt two-night getaway package, including a two-night stay for Hyatt at Olive 8, a $100 Elaia Spa Gift Card and a $100 Urbane Restaurant gift card
  • 200 soccer balls, provided by Adidas

Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 pm PT as part of MLS Decision Day and will be carried nationally by ESPN, just one of two nationally televised games.