SEATTLE — Tickets for the Major League Soccer Cup game in Seattle on November 10 might be hard to come by if you don’t already have them.
“The building is sold out. The building is completely sold out,” Seattle Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer said during a press conference on Friday.
Presale tickets were available for season members on October 31. Tickets for the general public went on sale Friday morning and quickly sold out.
“The demand for the tickets was that high. It crashed the website,” Schmetzer said.
The Sounders will host Toronto FC in the MLS Cup at CenturyLink Field, and the accomplishment isn't just a big win for soccer fans, it's also a big win for Seattle.
Around 69,000 fans will pack CenturyLink Field in what will be the most attended soccer match in Seattle history. A limited number of tickets are being held by MLS may be released for purchase next week. Fans who were unable to secure tickets can sign up for a ticket waitlist.
"I tell you I'm really glad it's Toronto. I'm glad it's here, and we're going to showcase what a great city Seattle is," said Mayor Jenny Durkan, clad in her Sounders scarf. "And then we're going to plan a parade."
The news became official after Toronto beat Atlanta United 2-1.
Seattle hosted a championship game in 2009, but the home team didn't play in it. With the Sounders getting to host and play in their hometown, seats will likely be filled at CenturyLink Field.
“This has become a really big, passionate soccer city,” said former Sounders Head Coach Allan Hinton.
Hinton said his team has been to championships before, they've even won four of them. But the team getting to play in the game at home will be a first.
"This game is at home in Seattle. We've won it before, but we won it in Toronto," said Hinton. "This time we play here against Toronto, on our own turf, where we rarely lose."