Sounders FC first fan vote for General Manager

Sounders FC first fan vote for General Manager

The Sounders will hold the first general manager vote in U.S. professional sports.

Beginning October 7 vote here: www.SoundersFCVote.com

RENTON, Wash. - The Sounders FC announced today plans to hold the first general manager vote in U.S. professional sports. Sounders FC season-ticket members and Alliance members may vote on retention or lack of confidence for Seattle Sounders FC General Manager Adrian Hanauer.

The online vote will begin on Sunday, October 7 at noon (PT) and conclude on Friday, December 7 at 11:59 p.m. (PT).  More details on the voting process will be announced next week.  

In March 2008, the team launched a public vote to name the team and more than 14,000 votes were cast for some derivative of “Sounders”.  Throughout the team’s history, season-ticket members have voted on the name of the association (Alliance), band name (Sound Wave), and Golden Scarf recipients to name a few.

Patterned after the FC Barcelona model, which boasts more than 160,000 members worldwide, Sounders FC season-ticket members will have a voice by participating in the general manager elections every four years.

Membership in the Alliance is complimentary for season-ticket members, and non-season ticket holders can join for an annual fee of $125. Benefits include voting privileges, membership pin, membership card, discount at team shops, an invitation to the annual meeting, electronic newsletters during the season and more.

For more information visit www.SoundersFCVote.com.

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