GeekWire Sounders Day 2017, presented by Dell EMC

GeekWire Sounders Day 2017, presented by Dell EMC

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Join us for one of our favorite events of the year, Sounders Day, Wednesday, July 19. This party kicks off with a pre-game tailgate on the wonderful rooftop deck of Dell EMC — a short walk from CenturyLink Field in Pioneer Square — before the Seattle Sounders match against D.C. United.  We’ll be wearing our rave green, flying the Sounders flags and showing our geek pride, starting at 4:30 p.m

Sounders FC keeper Stefan Frei at GeekWire Sounders Day
Sounders FC keeper Stefan Frei, left, at GeekWire Sounders Day

We’ll then march to the match before the 7:30 p.m. kick off. If you’re not already a Sounders ticket holder or just want to hang with the GeekWire faithful, we’ve reserved a big block of seats, so make sure to bring your yelling voice and cheer on our Sounders as we tackle D.C. United.

Food and beverages will be provided at the pre-game meetup by Dell EMC, our title sponsor of this very special event. More than 400 people attended our last Sounders Day and we’re expecting an even bigger turnout this year. See photos and our recap of last year’s Sounders Day here.

Silicon Valley Bank's Geir Hansen chats with Sounders FC owner Adrian Hanauer at Sounders Day
Silicon Valley Bank’s Geir Hansen, left, chats with Sounders FC owner Adrian Hanauer at Sounders Day

If you purchase tickets to the match, we will have tickets waiting for you at Dell EMC on the afternoon of the event. Please pick them up at registration.

Dell EMC is located at 505 1st Avenue South in Seattle. Enter through the main lobby and take the elevators to the Dell EMC lobby for registration and access to the rooftop deck.

UPDATE: Our tickets to the Sounders match are now sold out, but there are a few lingering tickets still available to the match if you go directly to the Sounders FC site to make your purchase. Our rowdy group will be in the Hawks Nest, sections 146, 147 and 149. Tickets are still available to the rooftop deck party, so make sure to purchase those below.

Note to members: Member passes only grant admission to the tailgate pregame party. Members who wish to attend the match will need to buy tickets.

Please note this event is 21+. Also, see our terms of use and code of conduct for GeekWire events.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Daniel Rossi

Details for Attendees

The fifth annual GeekWire Sounders Day — hosted on the amazing rooftop deck of Dell EMC — will kick off at 4:30 p.m. sharp on Wednesday July 19 before the Seattle Sounders FC take on DC United. We’re expecting a big crowd on Wednesday afternoon, and we’re so glad you’ll be able to join us for what looks to be an awesome day of sunshine, soccer, BBQ and geeky fun.

Here are the key logistical details you’ll need to know for Wednesday’s festivities, which we affectionately dub the best tailgate party in soccer:

Location: Dell EMC, 505 1st Avenue South, Suite 600. Registration will be on the 6th floor, and staffers from Dell EMC 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 Dell EMC by 7 p.m. No need to bring printed tickets for the event, we will have your name on file at registration.

Additional tickets: We are now sold out for our allocation of Sounders match tickets, but a few tickets still remain for the rooftop deck party. Go here if you have friends or colleagues who’d like to join for the rooftop deck party only. And contact the Sounders ticket office directly if you would like to get tickets to the match.

Food and beverages: We’ve got an awesome BBQ planned, as well as a fantastic array of microbrews from some of our favorite Seattle area breweries. 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 4:30 p.m. By 7 p.m., we will start making our way to the match. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. The GeekWire section is located in the Hawks Nest, so the north entrance is the preferred entry point. Again, if you ordered your match tickets through GeekWire, you must first pick them up at the pre-game event at Dell EMC. (Note: You must arrive no later than 7 p.m. in order to obtain your tickets).

Parking: You are on your own. Street parking and surface lots are located near Dell EMC, but we recommend walking or public transport. Public transportation is recommended. It’s a game day, so arrive early.

Thanks to everyone for participating in GeekWire Sounders Day, presented by Dell EMC. And a big thanks to our supporting sponsors: ExtraHop and Qualtrics.

Email us with any questions: Reminder, this is a 21+ event, and all attendees must abide by our code of conduct at GeekWire events.

Go Sounders!!