Sounders FC Vaccinated Section Information

As permitted by Public Health – Seattle & King County and the Washington State Department of Health, Sounders FC and Lumen Field are now able to offer sections reserved for fully vaccinated patrons.

Our next phase to transition to full capacity is for the June 23, June 26 and July 7 matches, the lower bowl will be offered at full capacity, which will require proof of vaccination for eligibility. 

Season members have their season seat locations on their account and all of those seats are within vaccinated sections. In order to utilize those seats, you and your guests must be fully vaccinated or if between the ages of 5-11, must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the match kickoff time.

The ECS Section (Sections 121-123, rows A-Z) and field seats are restricted to those 12 and older who are fully vaccinated, anyone under the age of 12 is not permitted. 


When will tickets be on sale?

Tickets in the vaccinated sections will be available for the June 23, June 26 and July 7 matches via the resale market on June 8 and primary ticket inventory will be available on June 18. Season ticket members already have their tickets on their account manager. If a season ticket member is not eligible to sit in a vaccinated section, please check your email for more options.

What is a vaccinated section?

With everyone fully vaccinated, the club is able to sell the section at full capacity, meaning fans can stand side-by-side with fellow fans with the comfort of knowing that everyone is vaccinated. This is the next phase of getting our matchday experience back to normal. Fans who sit in these sections do not have to wear a mask at any time, but are encourages and allowed to do so. By having a ticket in this section, fans will attest that they and everyone in their party are fully vaccinated and will be required to show proof of vaccination prior to entering the stadium. 

  • Anyone fully vaccinated can sit in the section without a mask (ages 12+).
  • Ages 5-15 who are not fully vaccinated yet show proof of a negative test can sit in the section but must wear a mask.
  • Ages 2-4 do not need to show proof of a negative test but must wear a mask.
  • Anyone 1 year or younger does not need to wear a mask or provide proof of a negative test.

Eligible fans sitting in full capacity (vaccinated) sections do not have to wear a mask at any time, but are encouraged and allowed to do so. Any guest sitting in physically distanced sections or children who aren’t vaccinated ages two and older are required to wear a mask. 

Are you qualified to purchase?

  • Fully vaccinated means that on the date of the match, it has been at least two weeks (14 days) since you and anyone you are buying a ticket for (12+) received the second dose in a two-dose vaccine series (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna) or the single dose of the one-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson / Jansen).
    • Example: to attend the June 23 match, you must have received your final dose of the vaccine on or before June 9.
  • Fans 12 and older who are fully vaccinated and show valid vaccination documentation can purchase tickets.
  • Children older than five and 15 years old or younger can sit in a fully vaccinated section, but must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of kickoff using a PCR test or within 24 hours of kickoff using a rapid test. These fans must wear a mask during the entirety of the match since they aren’t fully vaccinated.
  • There is no onsite testing available. Testing must be completed independently prior to matchday.
  • The ECS Section (Sections 121-123, rows A-Z) will be a fully vaccinated section. Meaning the section is restricted to those 12 and older who are fully vaccinated, anyone under the age of 12 is not permitted. This section will return to being general admission.

What documentation is accepted?

The following methods are acceptable as proof of full vaccination (if 12 years or older):

1.    Vaccination card (which includes name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided and date last dose administered). Virginia Mason Franciscan Health volunteers will be staffed at gates to verify vaccination cards.

2.    A photo of a vaccination card as a separate document.

3.    A photo of the attendee’s vaccine card stored on a phone or electronic device.

4.    Documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider, electronic health record or state Immunization Information System record.

  • Self-reported vaccination records that are not verified by a health care provider cannot be accepted.

The following are acceptable as proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (between ages two and 15): 

1.    Printed document (from the test provider or laboratory).

2.    An email or text message displayed on a phone or electronic device from the test provider or laboratory. The information provided should include name of person tested, type of test performed and date of negative test result.

  • Self-reported negative test results that are not from a test provider, a laboratory, or a healthcare provider cannot be accepted.
  • Note: For PCR, the date of the administered test must be within the prior 72 hours (please factor in the amount of time for the lab to return results). For antigen tests, the date of a negative result must be within the prior 24 hours.

Documentation of vaccination status and personal identification documentation must be available upon request at any time.

Anyone without proof of vaccination / negative test as described above is not be permitted to enter the vaccine section. No refunds are available.  

Ticketing, Seating Pods, and Fan Expectations for Vaccinated Sections.

  • Tickets in Lumen Field will be 100% digital.
  • Vaccinated Sections will be sold up to 100% capacity with no physical distancing between groups.
  • All fans in pod seating must wear masks unless actively eating or drinking.
  • Outside of all vaccinated sections, masks and physical distancing between fans is required.