The Sounders are every bit as popular as the other the Seahawks and Mariners in Seattle meaning you’ll find a festive atmosphere when attending a Sounders match. Seattleites have taken to the Sounders, and it shows as everywhere you look on match days you’ll see people clad in green and blue. The whole city is abuzz with excitement when the Sounders play, and you can feel the excitement in the air before the match.
You can see Seattle’s love for the Sounders before even entering the match as all the bars are packed to the brim with Sounders fans, and several events are going on in the area before kickoff. One of the events everyone should take part in is the March to the Match. The march begins at Occidental Park 90-minutes before kickoff and is an excellent way to show off your support for the Sounders. Even if you’re a neutral fan, the March to the Match is an unforgettable experience that will have you wanting to come back to a Sounders game soon.
Additionally, the Sounders also offer plenty of entertainment for kids as well. Soccer Celebration offers kids the opportunity to win some great prizes and is home to some fun games, so check it out with the family before the match.
Whether you’re looking to dive head first into Sounders supporter culture or just want a fun day out with the family, you’ll find it here at a Seattle Sounders match.
CenturyLink Field Tour
If you get into town early and are looking for something to do before game day then be sure to check out the CenturyLink Field Tour. This tour is great for any die-hard Sounders, or Seahawks, fan as it gives you a chance to see what goes on behind the scenes at CenturyLink Field and even allows you to step on the actual field.Watch video
March to the Match
The Sounders’ March to the Match tradition dates back to 2005 and is something every fan should take part in. The march begins 90-minutes before kickoff at Occidental Park and features a performance by Sound Wave the official Sounders band, giveaways, and more.Watch video
Soccer Celebration is located at the CenturyLink Field North Plaza and provides fun for the whole family. At Soccer Celebration, you’ll find kids activities, games, music, and much more, so stop by and check it out.
Where to tailgate
The NINETYThe NINETY on Occidental Avenue is the team’s clubhouse and a perfect place to grab a drink before the match. While at The NINETY, make sure to get a picture with the MLS Cup and learn more about Sounders history.
FuelStop by Fuel and grab a drink with the Emerald City Supporters. Fuel is located a few blocks north of the stadium and offers an excellent opportunity to meet some die-hard Sounders fans making it a perfect place to hang out before the match.
SluggersSluggers is one of the best sports bars in downtown Seattle and a great place to grab a drink before the game. If you want to be surrounded by people who love sports, then Sluggers is a great spot to check out.
FX McRory’sThose of you looking to let loose will want to stop by Fx McRory’s. Fx McRory’s party central before Sounders game and is located just down the block from CenturyLink Field making it the perfect place to throw down a couple of drinks before the game.
Pyramid AlehouseIf you’re into craft beer, then the beer garden at Pyramid Alehouse is the spot for you. The beer garden is filled with Sounders fans on game days and is one of the best places to try some local brews before entering Safeco Field for a fun day match day.
Triangle PubArrive early, if you want to grab a drink or sausage at the Triangle Pub. The tiny pub fills up quickly but is a Seattle favorite so make sure to check it out during your visit.
Partner PubsIn addition to the pubs listed, the Sounders also have several partner pubs near CenturyLink Field that are worth checking out as well.