VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Wednesday that due to demand, capacity will be expanded for the club’s marquee home match against Cascadia rivals Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday, September 15, with more than 22,500 tickets already sold. Tickets remain available at ticketmaster.ca/whitecapsfc.
This will be the second time this season that the ‘Caps have expanded capacity, following a lower bowl sell-out of 27,837 in a 2-0 win over Montreal Impact in the season opener. Season Ticket Memberships for 2019 are also on sale now, with the best deal of the season offered as part of the club’s 12 per cent campaign. For more information, visit whitecapsfc.com/12.
The ‘Caps are in the midst of a three-match September homestand at BC Place, which kicked off with a 2-1 win against San Jose Earthquakes this past Saturday in front of the eighth sell-out of the season. Following the Seattle match, Whitecaps FC will wrap-up their homestand with a Sunday, September 23 contest against FC Dallas.
Next Saturday’s match against Seattle marks not only a rematch of the 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs, but also a clash between the two current longest unbeaten streaks in MLS. Whitecaps FC are on a six-match unbeaten streak (4W-0L-2D) as they continue their march towards the 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs. Sitting one point ahead of them in the standings are Seattle, who have won eight straight and are unbeaten in their past 11 matches.
The Blue and White will also need a victory over Seattle to stay in contention for the Cascadia Cup, as Sounders FC can clinch the three-way Pacific Northwest supporters trophy with a win or draw.
The September 15 match will be preceded by the Legends & Stars charity match at 4:45 p.m. PT, with proceeds from the $5 tickets going to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Among the participants this year are Canucks legends Daniel and Henrik Sedin, three-time Olympic medalist and figure skating world champion Patrick Chan, and cast members from TV shows such as Riverdale, The 100, Once Upon a Time, iZombie, and Letterkenny. Also playing will be Whitecaps FC alumni such as Jay DeMerit and Davide Chiumiento. Tickets to the MLS match versus Seattle are required for entry to the Legends & Stars match. For more information, visit whitecapsfc.com.