OL Reign and Sounders FC announce home doubleheader

Russell Brown

SEATTLE, WA – The Seattle Sounders and Reign FC have announced that they will be participating in a doubleheader at Lumen Field in August. Both games will be against heated rivals in the Portland Thorns and Portland Timbers.

The Reign will start the day off with a 4 p.m. PT kickoff with the Thorns and will be followed by a 7:30 p.m. PT match between the Sounders and Timbers. The clubs announced that all tickets sold will be good for entry to both matches, allowing for soccer fans to see both of the cities professional clubs.

The OL Reign, formally known as Seattle Reign, have been playing their home matches at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma since 2019. Prior to the move south, the club called Seattle’s Memorial Stadium home. The match at Lumen Field will allow many fans who couldn’t make the trek down to Tacoma the chance to see their home club.

“This is a day soccer fans in the Pacific Northwest—including me—have waited a very long time to see happen,” said OL Reign CEO Bill Predmore. “We are deeply appreciative of our partnership with the Sounders and thank Adrian and his staff for their tireless effort to make this event a reality. It will be a special moment for our players, our club, our supporters, and I hope for everybody in the Pacific Northwest. We have assembled a special group of players this season, so I am thrilled a new group of fans will be introduced to our team, and I am excited that our players will be able to experience one of the most extraordinary soccer environments in our country.”

For the Sounders, the match would have drawn a large crowd regardless due to the opponent. However, making it a double header with the Reign allows for the Seattle soccer scene to be on full display. Already considered one of the best markets in the country for the sport, the event will show off the true passion of the Emerald City for the worlds game.

“Sounders FC is thrilled to come together with OL Reign to offer this exceptional day of elite competition, intense rivalry and the celebration of soccer,” said Sounders FC Majority Owner Adrian Hanauer. “As Seattle continues to make its case as a host city for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, this event provides a perfect platform to showcase the passion of the fans in the region, our amazing stadium, and the city’s position as one of the best sports sites in the country. As we look ahead to increasing stadium capacity and welcoming larger crowds back to Lumen Field as the summer progresses, I can think of no better way of doing so than by gathering together to support both OL Reign and Sounders FC on the same night.”

Although more details on the match will be released at a later date, what we do know is the ticketing process. The Sounders announced that all season ticket holders will already have the double header as apart of their package and will have the ability to manage those tickets in the coming month. For fans who are not currently Season Ticket Members, Sounders FC plans to offer partial season ticket packages that include the doubleheader, as well as single-match tickets to the day’s event.

More information will be released over the next month in regards to the two matches. The Reign and Sounders are still developing health and safety protocols based off of the states ever developing guidelines. For more information, fans can visit Soundersfc.com.

 

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