Join The XI Official Rules

Official Rules

Delta & Sounders FC - Join the XI Campaign

  • No purchase required. A purchase does not increase your odds of winning.  The Delta & Sounders FC - Join the XI Campaign (the “Promotion”) is open to all legal residents who live within a seventy-five (75) mile radius from CenturyLink Field who are 18 years of age or older on the date of entry, less those that reside within a seventy-five (75) mile radius from the city limits of Portland, OR that extends into Washington State.  Employees of Delta Air Lines, Inc. (“Sponsor”); employees, owners, directors, agents, players and independent contractors of Seattle Soccer, LLC d/b/a Seattle Sounders FC (“Sounders”); Major League Soccer, L.L.C.; Soccer United Marketing, LLC; United Soccer Leagues, LLC; or their respective affiliates (collectively, “MLS Entities”); and all of their agencies and their families are not eligible. This Promotion is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations, and is void where prohibited by law.  The Sponsor reserves the right to suspend, cancel or modify the Sweepstakes at any time.  Any effort by entrant to misrepresent their eligibility will disqualify that entrant.  Entrants who disregard these Official Rules are not eligible to participate or win.
  • Timing: The Promotion will be open from May 6, 2017 at 12:00AM PST to July 14 at 11:59PM PST (“Promotion Period”):


  • How to Enter:  There is one (1) method of entry.  Enter by submitting all requested information on the online form on the official Promotion webpage located at during the Promotion Period.  By submitting an entry you agree to be bound by these Official Rules.  By submitting an entry, each entrant warrants that all information, content and data provided is truthful and accurate. To be eligible to win the prizes, an entrant must choose one (1) of the ten (10) superlative categories identified on the Promotion webpage and submit a photo as well as eleven (11) words to describe why entrant should be chosen by the judging panel as the best representation of the chosen superlative.  Entrant may be given the opportunity to opt in to receive commercial emails from Sounders FC, Delta Air Lines or MLS Entities at the time of entry, however eligibility to win a prize is not dependent upon entrant’s consent to receive such emails, and consenting to do so will not increase entrant’s chances of winning. Eleven (11) winners (one (1)from each of nine (9) of the superlative categories and two (2) from  the “Dynamic Duo” where there will be two (2) winners out of the eleven), will be selected by a panel of judges at the end of the Promotional Period from all eligible entries received per superlative category.  A representative from Delta Air Lines will contact each potential winner via phone within two (2) days after the date of judging. If the potential winner does not respond within two (2) days, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate potential winner will be selected by the judging panel from remaining eligible entries in that superlative category. Claimed prizes by winners who then complete all required documentation and affidavits confirming eligibility will be awarded.  Sponsor is not responsible for claimed prizes which cannot be used due to winner’s unavailability and claimed but unusable or unused prizes will not be substituted. Prizes are not transferrable. 


  • Prize: Limit of one (1) entry per person. Potential winners must sign and an affidavit of eligibility/publicity/liability release before award of prize.  If affidavit and release are not signed and returned to the designated representative within two (2) days of notification, prize will be forfeited and an alternate potential winner will be selected pursuant to the Criteria (defined below).

Judging: All eligible entries in each superlative category will be evaluated and scored by a panel of judges consisting of one (1) Sounders FC representative, One (1) Delta Air Lines representative and one (1) Delta Air Lines hired agency representative on the following "Criteria": (i) entering both a photo and 11 words (ii) creativity and originality - considering the representation of the Superlative theme and use of the Sounders FC and Delta logos; (iv) adherence to the Join the XI Requirements and these Rules.  The following are the ten (10) superlative categories for entry:


  • The Stat Wiz
  • The Athlete
  • The Luckiest
  • The Lifetimer
  • The First Timer
  • The Family Fan
  • The Host
  • The Roadie
  • The Full-Time Fan
  • Dynamic Duo – 2 winners from this category



  • In order to be eligible, entries must  (a) not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including, but not limited to, privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement; (b)  not disparage Sponsor, Sounders, or the MLS Entities; (c) not include sensitive personally identifiable information; (d)  not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, lewd, pornographic, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous (as determined by Sponsor at Sponsor’s sole discretion); (e)  not contain, facilitate, reference or use material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, ethnicity, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, political orientation, citizenship, ancestry, marital status or age (as determined by Sponsor at Sponsor’s sole discretion); (f)  not contain any viruses, spyware, malware or other malicious components that are designed to harm the functionality of a computer in any way; and (g)  not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where posted.


  • By submitting an entry and uploading a photo, each entrant, on behalf of himself/herself and his or her heirs, successors and assigns hereby grants to Sponsor and the MLS Entities a license to use the photograph in perpetuity, in any format or medium and including but not limited to in all promotions, marketing, or social media, and including derivatives thereof, without further request for permission entrant nor without any compensation to entrant for such use.  In addition, by entering the Promotion and uploading a photo, entrant warrants that he/she owns all right, title and interest in the photograph, including copyrights thereto, and that he/she has obtained the permission to use the image of any other person or thing whom/which has its own personality rights, intellectual property rights including rights in trademark or copyright. 



  • Eleven (11) Prize Packages will be provided to winners by Sponsor, with one (1) Prize Package  awarded to each winner.  Each Prize Package shall include: two roundtrip (2) Main Cabin (coach) commercial airline tickets from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) to the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) taking place between 7/28/2017 and 7/30/2017;  chartered round trip ground transportation for two (2) between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Sounders FC Team Hotel; Hotel accommodations for one (1) night; One (1) group dinner on either 7/28 or 7/29; one (1) team jersey and other apparel; and Two (2) match tickets to the Seattle Sounders FC versus LA Galaxy match taking place at Stubhub Center on 7/29/17. Approximate retail value of each Prize Package is $2,200.  Sponsor reserves the right to modify or substitute the Prize Package, or any component thereof, at its sole and exclusive discretion and without prior notice to winners.  Winners assume sole responsibility for all costs associated with any component of the Prize Package not explicitly outlined above, including without limitation, all federal, state and local taxes which may be incurred as a result of winning the Prize Package and which shall be the sole responsibility of the winners.  The Prize Package is not transferrable and not substitutable for cash or a cash equivalent.  Posted match time subject to change. 


  • Baggage fees of up to $25 for first checked bag and $100 for second checked bag, depending on itinerary.  Taxes and fees are subject to change.  Fees, taxes, and other charges will be determined at the time of ticketing.  Any taxes, fees, or charges paid at the time of ticket issuance will be refunded if ticket is not used.  Flights will not qualify for SkyMiles mileage.  Schedules are subject to change without notice.  Additional restrictions may apply. It is the responsibility of the passenger to be in possession of all necessary documentation (e.g., valid passport, visa where applicable) at the time and place of departure.  Delta reserves the right to deny boarding to any passengers without proper documentation.


  • The Sponsor is not responsible for misdirected, incomplete, lost, late, or inaccurate entries, nor for technical, hardware, or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions or other errors or problems which may limit or affect a person’s ability to participate in the Promotion, whether human, mechanical, typographical, printing, electronic, network or otherwise, relating to or in connection with the Promotion, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Promotion, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any Promotion-related materials.  In the event of sabotage, acts of God, terrorism or threats thereof, computer virus or other events or causes beyond the Sponsor’s control, which corrupt the integrity, administration, security or proper operation of the Promotion, Sponsor reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to modify, cancel or suspend the Promotion.  False or deceptive entries or acts will render the entrant ineligible.  In the event of cancellation, Sponsor may elect to identify winners and award the Grand Prize from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to the time of such cancellation. 


  • Except where prohibited by law, by submitting an entry, each entrant for himself or herself and on behalf of their heirs, successor and assigns hereby grants to Sponsor, Sounders, MLS Entities and each’s parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, advertising and promotional agencies, and each of the foregoing entities’ employees, royalty-free license to publicize, broadcast, display and/or otherwise use the entrant’s name, likeness, entry submission, city, and state, in any media now known or hereafter devised throughout the world in perpetuity for advertising and publicity purposes in connection with the Promotion, including such usage on the Internet, without further compensation.


  • By entering or participating in the Promotion, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.  Anyone violating these Official Rules will be disqualified.  The Sponsor is not responsible for any printing errors in these Official Rules or otherwise in any materials available at the Promotion Site.  Sponsor shall not be responsible for lost, late, misidentified or misdirected entries, or telecommunication or computer hardware or software performance, errors, delays or failures. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process or the administration of the Promotion.


  • Release and Limitations of Liability: Except where prohibited, by participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless Delta Air Lines, Inc. Seattle Soccer, LLC d/b/a Seattle Sounders FC (“Sounders”) and the MLS Entities, together with the those working on their behalf, and each of their respective members, owners, franchisees, landlords, subsidiaries, affiliates, promotional partners, prize partners, agents and agencies, and the officers, directors and employees (the “Released Parties”) from and against any damage, injury, death, loss, liability claim or cause of action, either in law or equity, whether known or unknown, asserted or not asserted, that may in any way arise out of participation in the Promotion or receipt, awarding, acceptance, use or misuse of any prize, or any substitute prize including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Promotion; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, printers or telephone or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) errors in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries; (e) late, lost, or undeliverable mail; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Promotion or receipt of any prize.  By participating in the Promotion, entrants waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.  Entrants agree that in any cause of action, in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorneys’ fees and/or experts’ fees and costs. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE PROMOTION, ALL PRIZES, AND ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED IN THE PROMOTION ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.


  • Disputes:  Entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this promotion or any prizes awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and shall take place exclusively in the federal or state courts situate in King County, Washington, and each entrant expressly consents to the jurisdiction of and venue in such courts and waives all defenses of lack of jurisdiction and inconvenient forum with respect to such courts; and (b) ANY CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND/OR AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS PROMOTION. ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ANY RIGHTS OR CLAIMS TO ATTORNEYʹS FEES, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ENTRANT WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT AND WHETHER BASED UPON NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE.


  • All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and sponsor in connection with the promotions, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Washington, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Washington or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Washington.


  • Released Parties are not responsible for stolen, late, incomplete, illegible, misdirected, lost, damaged, garbled, delayed, undelivered, inaccurate, or garbled entries. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (“ISP”), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Promotion, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties occurring in connection with the administration of the Promotion, the processing of entries, or in any Promotion-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion.  Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to Entrant’s or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Promotion or from use of the online configurator tool. 


  • Entrants who tamper with, or abuse, any aspect of the Promotion or online configurator tool or attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion, or intend to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Entrant or Sponsor’s representatives or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified an associated entries will be void. Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of this Promotion is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsor, the other MLS entities and/or their respective agents. 




  • The Sponsor, reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Promotion for any reason, including should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Promotion. 


  • A winners list may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Delta Join the XI, Dept. 794, P.O. Box 20706, Atlanta, GA 30320-6001.


  • Sponsor:  Delta Air Lines, Inc., Atlanta, GA.  All information and submissions provided, except as provided in these rules, are subject to the privacy policies found at Sounders, MLS Entities and any related entities are in no way associated with the administration of this Promotion and are not liable for any claim or cause of action arising out of the administration of the Promotion.