Seattle Sounders FC today encouraged fans to come out to support the team in a crucial early-season test against reigning MLS Cup champion Los Angeles FC this Saturday, March 18 (1:00 p.m. PT / Apple TV, FOX, iHeart Media, Sirius XM FC, El Rey 1360 AM), presented by matchday sponsor WaFd Bank. The club is debuting its new Bruce Lee Kit for the first time in game action, and fans should plan to arrive early to enjoy a variety of special themed matchday activities.
Those enjoying Seattle and the sunny forecast ahead of the match can stop by Pike Place Market, where the famous Pike Place Fish Market fishmongers are donning Sounders FC gear and decorating their Market stall in support of the hometown club on Friday and Saturday.
Gates open on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. PT. Fans wishing to take part in the Emerald City Supporters’ official March to Match should gather in Occidental Square Park, with the march departing at 12:00 p.m. PT on its way to the stadium.
Fans are reminded that Sounders FC is partnering with CLEAR again this season to help entry into Lumen Field go quickly and smoothly. Just download the free CLEAR App, sign up and then enter through designated CLEAR lanes located at the northwest gates.
Once in the stadium, fans can explore and participate in the wide variety of activities taking place on Saturday. As a surprise and delight item, randomly selected fans participating in pre-match activations this Saturday will be gifted a custom Sounders x Bruce Lee-themed poster.
In the North Plaza, the club’s giant SEATTLE letters photo op is being adorned with a large Bruce Lee scarf and fans can also collect a visual memento at the Bruce Lee photo experience in Soccer Celebration – the activations area in the stadium’s northwest concourse. This experience features the popular red and gold neon Sounders FC dragon badge sign and also offers fans the opportunity to enter to win a sweepstakes for a player-signed authentic Bruce Lee jersey.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Sounders FC is partnering with the Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) to bring a pop-up art experience to fans on Saturday. Located in Soccer Celebration, guests can view eclectic works curated by Eric Salisbury and featuring female artists Aramis Hamer and Bonnie Hopper. Both Hamer and Hopper are scheduled to be present to discuss their works.
Directly next to NAAM’s exhibit, guests can purchase tickets for Sounders FC’s 50/50 raffle. New this year and taking place at every home match, 50/50 tickets are sold from the time gates open through the 50th minute of play. The fan with the winning ticket receives 50 percent of the total amount raised through the raffle sales of the match, with the other 50 percent benefiting RAVE Foundation, the official charitable partner of Sounders FC. The winning raffle number is announced between minute 70 and 80 each match and posted to RaveFoundation.org/5050, where more details and official rules can also be found.
Throughout Soccer Celebration and the west concourse, a selection of games and activations can be found every match. On Saturday, these include:
• Crossbar Challenge, Presented by Western Washington Toyota Dealers – The first five fans to hit the crossbar in this interactive skills challenge earn a chance to take a kick on-field at halftime. If a fan hits a crossbar at halftime, Western Washington Toyota Dealers donates $3,000 to RAVE Foundation.
• Sounders Penalty Kick – A digital activation where fans get five chances to score a goal against a virtual goalkeeper.
• * Soccer Skee-ball –* This activation allows fans to play a soccer-themed version of Skee-Ball, kicking a ball down a ramp, rather than rolling it, in order to score as many points as possible.
• Soccer Billiards – Fans can play a soccer-themed version of pool, challenging a partner and kicking colored soccer balls into the oversized pool table pockets before their opponent does.
• RAVE 2026 Kick Experience – Learn about RAVE Foundation’s 26 Fields by 2026 campaign and attempt to kick a soccer ball through a hole.
• FIFA Gaming Station – Challenge an opponent to a friendly match of FIFA ’23.
• Pose With A Pro – This augmented reality photobooth places fans in photos with their favorite players.
• Sit & Soccer – A one-on-one table soccer game where fans attempt to outscore their opponent.
• Scarves Up! Photo Activation – Raise a scarf and recreate the club’s iconic matchday moment in this new photobooth.
• Sounders ‘Til I Die Instagram Wall – Themed photo opportunity for fans to grab the perfect social media shot.
The Rave Green continue to feature BIPOC and diverse-owned food truck and pop-up restaurants at matches throughout the season, presented by First & Goal Inc. and Levy. Curated by Intentionalist, these local small businesses align with Sounders FC’s social impact and cultural calendar, giving fans the opportunity to discover new culinary delights with food trucks in Lumen Field’s North Plaza and a pop-up restaurant location in Lumen Field’s PNW Marketplace concessions area, located in the east concourse outside of Section 113.
Saturday’s specialty eateries all support local woman-owned small businesses in honor of Woman’s History Month. The featured North Plaza food trucks are Swagg-n-Wagon, serving perfectly cooked fried chicken with sides like waffle fries and buttery cornbread, and Big Boys Filipino Food Truck, offering delicious Filipino / Hawaiian fusion. At the PNW Marketplace, Pam’s Kitchen showcases outstanding Trinidadian fare cooked by Pam Jacob, who made her restaurant a reality after humble beginnings catering events for her housecleaning clients.
To stock up on all the newest Sounders FC gear, fans can visit The Pro Shop at Lumen Field, which is accessible to all visitors, whether attending the match in-person or not. Available through June, shoppers can also browse The Bruce Lee Collection, an exclusive, limited-edition retail line offered only in-store that features an exciting selection of Sounders FC x Bruce Lee-themed clothing and accessories.
Throughout the stadium on Saturday, various visual elements will celebrate Bruce Lee, from unique graphics to a red and yellow color scheme. Bruce Lee-themed content is also being featured throughout the match, including music, video highlights and videoboard entertainment, themed pyrotechnics and more.
Fans should plan to be in seats ahead of kickoff to enjoy all of Sounders FC’s pre-match traditions, from Boom, Boom, Clap to player lineup announcements.
Saturday’s national anthem is being performed by Washington State National Guard Sergeant Tricia Sheer in honor of Women's History Month, with the traditional “Scarves Up!” moment led by local artist Shogo Ota, who designed this season’s Alliance Member Scarf.
At halftime, in addition to the Toyota Crossbar Challenge mentioned earlier, a group from Special Olympics Washington is being honored on the stadium videoboards. WaFd Bank generously donated 50 club tickets to the organization to allow them to come enjoy the match.
Fans unable to attend Saturday’s match in person can watch the game for free on the Apple TV app in over 100 countries here, as well as nationally by FOX, which means fans in Seattle will be able to watch on the team's regional broadcast partner FOX 13. Expanded local coverage begins with "Sounders FC Matchday" from FOX 13 at 12:30 p.m. PT.
For further information regarding any of the activities mentioned here, please contact a member of Sounders FC Communications. To learn more about Sounders FC matchdays, health and safety and how to be prepared to attend a match, visit SoundersFC.com/Matchday/Know-Before-You-Go.
Single-match tickets for each of the club’s remaining MLS home matches are currently on sale. In addition, Sounders FC Season Memberships and Partial Season Ticket Packages are still available. To purchase single-match tickets or any other ticket packages, fans can call 877-657-4625 or email Sales@SoundersFC.com. Complete information on all Sounders FC ticket packages can be found via SoundersFC.com/Tickets.