Sounders FC Announces Details for Cascadia Summit

Limited tickets are still available for pre-season matches

RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Sounders FC announced today details for the Cascadia Summit, which will take place Friday, March 4 through Sunday, March 6, at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Wash.

The Summit opens up with Sounders FC taking on Portland at 7:30 p.m. PT on Friday, March 4. On Saturday, the Timbers and Whitecaps FC kick off at 4 p.m. PT. The weekend activities conclude on Sunday with the Sounders FC versus Whitecaps FC at 3 p.m. PT.

Limited tickets are available for the Timbers-Whitecaps FC and the Sounders FC-Whitecaps FC matches. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at SoundersFC.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. The March 4 match is sold-out. All matches will have designated seating sections for supporters and fans.

The teams will host a non-ticketed Supporters Summit and Coaches Forum on Saturday, March 5, moderated by Sounders FC broadcaster Arlo White. The Supporters Summit will be held from 12-1 p.m. and feature representatives from the supporters groups from all three teams. The forum will follow from 1-2 p.m. and include the head coaches from all three teams sharing their perspectives on the rivalry followed by a question and answer session. Both events will be held at the Starfire Sports Stadium.

Another non-ticketed event will be the match between the Sounders FC Academy U18 and the Whitecaps FC residency team which will take place on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. The stadium will be cleared immediately afterward in preparation for the Sounders FC-Whitecaps FC match.

Parking will be available for fans at the Starfire Sports Complex for $10.

Sounders FC open the MLS season on March 15 by hosting the L.A. Galaxy in First Kick 2011 on the Xbox Pitch at Qwest Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. PT. For 2011 season tickets visit www.SoundersFC.com or call 877-MLS-GOAL.

Friday, March 4

  • 5:30 p.m. Gates open
  • 7:00 p.m. Opening ceremonies
  • 7:30 p.m. Seattle Sounders FC v Portland Timbers (Sold out)

Saturday, March 5

  • 11:30 a.m. Gates open
  • Noon Supporters Summit
  • 1:00 p.m. Coaches Forum
  • 2:00 p.m. Stadium to be cleared
  • 2:30 p.m. Gates open
  • 4:00 p.m. Portland Timbers v Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Limited tickets available)

Sunday, March 6

  • 11:00 a.m. Gates open
  • 11:30 a.m. Sounders FC Academy U18 v Whitecaps FC Residency
  • 1:15 p.m. Stadium to be cleared
  • 1:30 p.m. Gates open
  • 3:00 p.m. Seattle Sounders FC v Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Limited tickets available)
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