Atmosphere

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.

Traditions

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.

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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.

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Soccer Celebration

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.

The NINETY

The 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.

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Where to tailgate

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