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Reign have effectively sold out Starfire for NWSL championship game

Five days before the match, standing-room only seats are all that remain.

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Being forced to play the NWSL championship game at Starfire Soccer Stadium was hardly an ideal scenario for the Seattle Reign. But at least there will be a capacity crowd there cheering them on for Sunday's game against FC Kansas City.

How many standing-room only seats are being made available is currently unknown, but the largest crowd to ever watch a professional match at Starfire is about 5,000. The Sounders Women routinely reported crowds of about 4,500 during the 2012 season when several of women's soccer's biggest stars spent the summer there. The Seattle Sounders tend to cap capacity anywhere from 4,000-4,500 for U.S. Open Cup matches.

In any case, there will almost surely be a crowd of at least 4,500 on hand and Starfire should be popping. This will be the first cup championship game to be played at the Tukwila facility since the Sounders won the 2007 USL championship game there. That game drew an announced crowd of 4,893.

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