Less than 2,500 tickets remain for season opener against Montreal Impact

Season begins on Saturday at BC Place

With four days remaining until the launch of the 2012 season, Vancouver Whitecaps FC are in their final stages of preparation before the season opener versus Canadian rivals Montreal Impact.  The club announced today that less than 2,500 tickets remain for the highly coveted match on Saturday, March 10.

Fans are encouraged to act quickly and purchase their tickets for this historic match-up between these two Canadian rivals to ensure they are able to witness the excitement and thrill first hand on Bell Pitch at BC Place.  Tickets to Saturday’s match can be purchased at all Ticketmaster Ticket Centres, online at ticketmaster.ca/whitecaps, or Charge-by-Phone at 1.855.6.GO-CAPS (1.855.646.2277).  Tickets start as low as $20 (including HST), and are subject to applicable service charges and fees.

The club also announced today that 13,000 season tickets have been sold to date for the club’s second season in Major League Soccer.  Last year Whitecaps FC ranked in the top third in attendance in MLS, and also experienced the highest number of game day walk-up sales in the league.

“Vancouver continues to show that it is a soccer city with passionate fans,” said Rachel Lewis, Whitecaps FC chief operating officer.  “Last year, our fans helped create a fantastic environment at BC Place and we are thrilled with the interest we have received thus far for both our season ticket sales, as well as single match ticket sales. We encourage fans to get their tickets now so they don't miss a minute of the action from Round 2 starting this Saturday against Montreal Impact.”

This week, the ‘Caps wrap-up their last week of preseason training in Vancouver after returning home from a successful trip to Orlando, Florida.  The club participated in the Disney World Pro Soccer Challenge, capturing the tournament title after defeating Toronto FC last Saturday. During the 2012 preseason, Whitecaps FC went undefeated with five wins and three draws, while outscoring their opponents 14 to five.

Whitecaps FC 2012 Major League Soccer season tickets start at $329, plus applicable tax and a $10 processing fee per order. To secure a seat and for additional information about Whitecaps FC MLS season tickets, including loge seats and suites, call 604.669.9283 or visit whitecapsfc.com/tickets.