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Sounders FC Fans encouraged to arrive early for noon kick

U.S. Open Cup trophy to be presented to fans prior to March to the Match.

RENTON, Wash. – Sounders FC fans are encouraged to arrive early at Qwest Field for Saturday’s match vs. Chivas USA. The Qwest Field gates open at 10:30 a.m. and first kick is at noon.

Fans are encouraged to avoid the right lane on southbound Fourth Avenue at Royal Brougham unless they are parking in the Qwest Field garage. Fans parking in the garage will have access by one lane only via South Royal Brougham Way and Fourth Avenue South or South Royal Brougham and First Avenue South.

Fans are invited to participate in the following match day activities:

March to the Match

Prior to the march, members of the Sounders FC ownership group will present the U.S. Open Cup trophy to fans. The fans will carry the trophy to Qwest Field.

The March will depart Occidental Park located in the heart of Pioneer Square at the intersection of Main Street and Occidental Avenue South. The “March to the Match” will depart the park at 10:30 a.m. and finish just outside the Northwest Gate, where fans can enter the stadium.

Soccer Celebration

Soccer Celebration activities are located at the Northwest Gate, continue inside the stadium at the North Plaza and throughout the Qwest Field Plaza. Activities include inflatable games, face painting, sign making, music and more. Soccer Celebration activities will begin at 10:30 a.m. and conclude after the match.

Golden Scarf

Former North American Soccer League (NASL) Sounders will be honored in a pre-game ceremony on Saturday. Sounders FC Alliance members voted online for the player, coach or team representative that best represented the Sounders on and off of the field. The recipient with the most votes will receive the team’s Golden Scarf prior to the first kick.

In compliance with state law (RCW 70.160), smoking is prohibited in all areas of Qwest Field and Event Center. Tobacco use of any kind is prohibited inside the stadium seating area.