March to the Match

March to the Match! Arrive early and participate in one of the best traditions in American sports - the March to the Match. This prematch march, dating back to 2005, was started by Emerald City Supporters and has become a hallmark of the Sounders matchday.

The March to the Match festivities begin an hour and a half before the match at Occidental Park in Pioneer Square. Join comic, broadcaster and halftime emcee Ken Carson as he hosts the show and announces the starting lineup. Enjoy special performances by Sounders FC official band, Sound Wave and participate in contests and giveaways, all culminating in a march led by supporters to Lumen Field while singing and chanting Sounders FC fight songs.

The Details

Meeting Location Occidental Park in Pioneer Square (three blocks north of Lumen Field)
Departure Time 60 Minutes before kickoff
Route Heading South down Occidental Avenue
What to Wear Sounders FC gear but especially bring your SFC Scarf
How to Participate Arrive 90 minutes before kickoff. Sing, chat and march…don’t forget to bring a friend*

*Participants must adhere to the Sounders FC fan code of conduct. Smoke bombs, flares and other flammable objects are not permitted. See the Fan Code of Conduct for more information.

The Route