The Sounders have sold-out the lower bowl seating capacity at CenturyLink Field for the first time in team history, the club announced on Tuesday. And it is thus launching a season-ticket priority list, both for future lower-bowl openings and potential 300-level ones.
The club, which has announced a league-record 114 consecutive sellouts, increased its MLS capacity to 39,571 this season from 38,300 in 2014. It will also open the full capacity of CenturyLink for the Portland, Vancouver, Salt Lake and Los Angeles home games this summer and fall.
“We talk often in the office about what the demand is like, what that means and what that warrants, whether it means full stadium games or not,” Sounders COO Bart Wiley said in a phone interview Monday.
Wiley also said that the ability to control capacity is one of the reasons why the club chose to extend its CenturyLink lease through 2028 earlier this spring. And though there are no immediate plans to do so, it also leaves open the possibility that the Sounders could eventually open the full capacity for every home match.
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“Until we fill that full stadium, were not going to be satisfied,” Wiley said. “Looking forward, ultimately, we want to sell out every seat in that stadium. This is a step in the right direction towards that goal.”
Fans could learn more about — and reserve their spot on — the priority list by clicking here.