Seattle Sounders expecting 35,000 for US Open Cup final

Seattle Sounders general manager Adrian Hanauer is of firm belief that the club will attract a crowd of about 35,000 to Tuesday’s Lamar Hunt US Open Cup final.

Seattle Sounders general manager Adrian Hanauer is of firm belief that the club will attract a crowd of about 35,000 to Tuesday’s Lamar Hunt US Open Cup final.

The Sounders are contesting their third straight final following their 2009 and 2010 triumphs and Hanauer is expecting a strong attendance when Chicago Fire comes to CenturyLink Field.

"I'm thrilled. I think we'll push 35,000, set another record. It's hard starting from ticket No. 1. Selling 35,000 over a month, five weeks - it's a big number,” he told The Seattle Times.

And Hanauer said the decision to open the Seattle Seahawks’ ‘Hawks Nest’ – a part of the stadium not used by the MLS club – will help contribute to beating their record of just over 31,000 at last year’s Cup final.

"It's such a great spot in the stadium - still close to the field, it'll be loud, it'll be full. We're excited to give it a try,” he added.

“Obviously it also involves a conversation with our good partners at Xbox, Microsoft. It's great that they were willing to work with us and allow us to try it out."

 
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