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Vaccinated season-ticket holders will be able to return to their normal seats.

“Meant to be together” Max Aquino / Sounder at Heart

Fully vaccinated season-ticket holders will be allowed to return to their normal seats when the Seattle Sounders play their next home game on June 23, the team announced on Wednesday.

Although Washington health regulations don’t allow for the Sounders to lift all restrictions, it’s possible that attendance could actually exceed that of a normal game as the team will still be selling physically-distanced tickets in the 300 section. At the end of last season, the Sounders stopped selling season-tickets in the 300 section. Season-ticket holders who aren’t fully vaccinated or just aren’t ready to return to their normal seats will be given the option to sit there or to receive a credit. This option will exist at least for the next three home matches on June 23, 26 and July 7.

All season-ticket holders should already see their existing credit in their account and can start managing it on June 10.

Other notes

  • Fans 12 and older who are fully vaccinated and show valid vaccination documentation can purchase tickets.
  • To be considered “fully vaccinated” fans must have received their final dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at least two weeks prior to the match. Theoretically, that means if you’re at least 18 years of age and have yet to receive a vaccine, you could still get the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the next few days and be eligible. You can make an appointment or find a walk-up location here.
  • Fans will be expected to show proof of vaccination at the gate upon entry. Proof can be the physical card, a photo, an electronically stored document or a letter from a physician.
  • The Brougham End, like the rest of the lower bowl, will be a vaccinated section and only fans 12 and older are currently eligible to enter.
  • Children ages 5-15 can sit in vaccinated sections, but must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of kickoff using a PCR test or within 24 hours of kickoff using a rapid test. They must wear a mask during the entirety of the match because they do not qualify as fully vaccinated.
  • If the state reaches 70% of people 16 and older with at least one dose of vaccine before any of these matches, more restrictions could be lifted.