The 2020 Major League Soccer season is almost here!
On Sunday, the Seattle Sounders will host the Chicago Fire in the club’s home opener at CenturyLink Field (12:00 p.m. PT; ESPN, 950 KJR AM, El Rey 1360 AM | TICKETS). Here are five reasons to attend the match, with tickets still available on SeatGeek, the Official Ticketing Partner of Sounders FC.
THE CHAMPS RETURN
The match on Sunday marks the club’s first official outing at CenturyLink Field since the Sounders hoisted the 2019 MLS Cup on November 10, 2019. With plenty of activations and fan-centric activities on the docket, supporters are encouraged to arrive early at the match to re-live all of the best moments from Seattle’s title-winning campaign.
Presented by Delta, the Champions Lounge is an interactive experience where fellow supporters can mingle with former players and members of the Sounders staff, basking in the glory of the 2019 MLS Cup. Watch highlights of Seattle’s successful title run, enjoy a few beverages and make new friends as we celebrate the team’s monumental achievement. A giant replica MLS Cup will also be present at a GIF-making station for fans in addition to still photo opportunities with the 2016 MLS Cup.
The marquee element of the Delta Champions Lounge, the StoryLAB is an opportunity for fans to memorialize their favorite moments from the 2019 MLS Cup. Hosted in a shipping container retrofitted into a Sounders-branded studio, supporters can sit down with brand ambassador and former club captain Brad Evans to share their favorite memories from the club’s championship. Fans who participate in the StoryLAB will be given a free, customized t-shirt featuring the club logo with two stars, commemorating the club’s second title.
The Champions return ⭐️⭐️ 3.1.20 pic.twitter.com/siLues6Hxq— Nicolas Lodeiro (@NicolasLodeiro) February 26, 2020
GIVEAWAYS ON GIVEAWAYS
Prior to kickoff, the club will unveil its 2019 MLS Cup banner, which will hang from the rafters in CenturyLink Field, memorializing the latest trophy secured by Sounders FC. The first 10,000 fans to arrive on Sunday will get an exclusive mini replica of the 2019 MLS Cup Championship banner. Share your 2019 MLS Cup Story on social media using #2STARSTORIES and #Sweepstakes to get an exclusive two-star tag sewn onto your Sounders scarf by a seamstress on-site and a chance to win a $1000 Delta gift card! You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to add more coveted memorabilia to your collection.
OH, AND SOCCER!
There will be ample opportunities to enjoy the festivities prior to kickoff. But let’s not forget why we’re all fans of the Sounders: soccer! The Sounders have never lost to the Chicago Fire at CenturyLink Field, posting a 4-0-2 record at home. Add in some exciting new signings and the returning core of the 2019 championship team, and Sunday’s match promises to feature some thrilling soccer. You won’t want to miss out as the team takes its first steps toward repeating as champions in 2020.