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Whitecaps FC individual match tickets for first three matches on sale Wednesday

VANCOUVER, BC – With just 29 days remaining before Vancouver Whitecaps FC kick off their inaugural season in Major League Soccer (MLS), the club announced today individual match tickets for the first three matches at Empire Field will go on sale this Wednesday, February 23, at 10 a.m. PT. Teitur Thordarson’s side begin their campaign when they host Toronto FC on Saturday, March 19, at Empire Field. Individual match tickets will range from $20 to $55 (including HST) plus applicable service charges and fees.

“We’re very pleased today to confirm our single match ticket pricing for our historic inaugural MLS season,” said Whitecaps FC chief executive officer Paul Barber. “We believe our prices offer great value for fans; with single match tickets starting at just $20, fans will be able to see top-level entertainment for an incredibly reasonable price. Season ticket packages are also still available and I encourage fans to act quickly as we are approaching our season ticket cap of 16,500.”

Whitecaps FC open their inaugural MLS season campaign at Empire Field on Saturday, March 19, when they face their Canadian rivals in Toronto FC. The Blue and White then travel to Philadelphia for their first away match before returning to Empire Field to face Sporting Kansas City on Saturday, April 2, followed by New England Revolution on Wednesday, April 6, also at Empire Field.

Over the course of the 2011 season, the club will host 17 regular season fixtures, in addition to select Nutrilite Canadian Championship games. Single match tickets for matches played at Empire Field will be available for purchase this Wednesday, February 23, at 10 a.m. PT online at Ticketmaster or Charge-by-Phone: 1.855.6.GO-CAPS (1.855.646.2277). Single match tickets for the remainder of the season will be made available at a later date.

Due to continued high demand for season tickets, Whitecaps FC have extended an exclusive window for season ticket holders to purchase single match tickets prior to tickets going on sale to the general public. Season tickets for the 2011 season are still available and can be purchased by calling 604.669.9283.

Whitecaps FC 2011 first three matches at Empire Field:
• Saturday, March 19, 3:30 p.m. PT vs. Toronto FC at Empire Field
• Saturday, April 2, 4 p.m. PT vs. Sporting Kansas City at Empire Field
• Wednesday, April 6, 7 p.m. PT vs. New England Revolution at Empire Field

Whitecaps FC Major League Soccer 2011 season tickets start at a base price of $319, plus applicable tax and a $10 processing fee per order, and more than 60 per cent of seats are available for less than $31 per game. To secure a seat and for additional information about Whitecaps FC MLS season tickets, suites, and loge boxes, call 604.669.9283 or visit whitecapsfc.com.

About Vancouver Whitecaps FC
In 1974, Vancouver Whitecaps FC played their inaugural season in the North American Soccer League, and in 1979, the club won the NASL Soccer Bowl championship. From 1987 to 1992, as a member of the Canadian Soccer League, Vancouver won four straight CSL titles. In 2002, Whitecaps FC created a full club model that encompasses professional teams for men and women, extensive youth development and grassroots participation programs, facility development, and the Whitecaps Foundation to support specific initiatives related to health and wellness through soccer. Since 2004, Whitecaps FC have won two United Soccer Leagues First Division championships and two USL W-League championships. In 2011, Whitecaps FC will begin their inaugural season in Major League Soccer at Empire Field before moving into the new BC Place Stadium in downtown Vancouver in early October. For additional information on Vancouver Whitecaps FC, visit whitecapsfc.com.