Soccer and sunshine on a beautiful Seattle summer day
That’s right, Sounders fans, match day is almost here. The third annual GeekWire Sounders Day — hosted on the amazing rooftop deck of EMC/Isilon — will kick off at 4 p.m. sharp this Saturday afternoon before the Seattle Sounders FC face off against the Colorado Rapids.
We’re expecting a big crowd on Saturday afternoon, and the tickets for the pre-game party and the match are now sold out. (Sorry, folks. Don’t snooze again, and make sure to get your early-bird tickets for the GeekWire Summit Oct. 1-2).
For those who do have tickets, here are some of the key logistical details you’ll need to know for the festivities.
Location: EMC/Isilon, 505 1st Avenue South, Suite 600. Registration will be on the 6th floor, and staffers from EMC/Isilon will escort guests to the rooftop deck via elevators and stairs.
Tickets: If you pre-ordered tickets to the Sounders match through GeekWire, you must pick up your match tickets from us at the pre-game event at EMC/Isilon.
Food and beverages: We’ve got an awesome BBQ planned, as well as a fantastic array of microbrews. Come hungry, and thirsty!
Schedule: Arrive early! We’ve got a sold out crowd, so make sure to plan accordingly to navigate Pioneer Square on a Sounders’ game day. We will open registration at 4 p.m.
Sounders GM Adrian Hanauer is scheduled to speak shortly after 5 p.m. That will be followed by drawings for some amazing prizes, including an awesome prize package from the Sounders and GeekWire Summit tickets. By 6:30 p.m., we will start making our way to the match. Kickoff is 7 p.m.
GeekWire seating block: The GeekWire sections for the match include 319, 320, 321, 323 and 324. These seats are located in the southern part of the stadium, above the crazy Emerald City Supporters, so the western and southern entrances are the preferred entry points. Again, if you ordered your match tickets through GeekWire, you must first pick them up at the pre-game event at EMC/Isilon. (Important note: You must arrive no later than 6:30 p.m. in order to obtain your tickets).
Parking: You are on your own. Street parking and surface lots are located near EMC/Isilon. There also is paid parking available in the EMC/Isilon building (located on the backside or western portion of the building). Public transportation is recommended. It’s a game day, so arrive early.
Scarves: The first 50 people who arrive to the pre-game tailgate will be given a limited-edition soccer scarf.
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