There were supposedly about 1,500 tickets made available to the Seattle Sounders and their fans for next Saturday’s MLS Cup final. ECS got a few hundred, the Sounders kept a few more hundred to give to players’ families and such and the rest are in the process of being distributed to season-ticket holders through a lottery.
Suffice it to say, there’s a limited number and not every fan who wants to go will be able to.
Unfortunately, some fans have attempted to take advantage of this shortfall by reselling their tickets on the secondary market at significant markups.
The Sounders, though, are at least attempting to keep this kind of practice to a minimum and have actually revoked the tickets of one would-be seller who was attempting to sell them for $350 apiece.
@justicar @tombiro FYI: We've revoked this individual's tickets and provided a refund. Tix will go back into the lottery to be drawn Monday.— Kyle Sheldon (@kylesheldon) December 4, 2016
It’s unclear if this is a blanket policy — another batch of tickets popped up today for $275 apiece — but the Sounders have been doing their part to limit professional re-sellers for a couple years. This is an undeniably positive effort for which the team should be applauded.