CONCACAF Champions League fever — catch it!
Based on an official statement from the Montreal Impact on Thursday, the city of Montreal has done just that in recent weeks. As the Major League Soccer side has progressed through the knockout rounds of the 2014-15 CCL, beating Pachuca (Mexico) and Alajuelense (Costa Rica), the club has consistently packed impressive crowds inside the Montreal Olympic Stadium.
When L’Impact host Liga MX side Club America in the second leg of the the upcoming home-and-away final (April 22 and 29), the scene will be no different, as the club announced on Thursday that ticket sales for the Wednesday night title decider have already surpassed the 35,000 mark, more than half the indoor stadium’s 66,000-seat
Tickets went on sale for the final Wednesday afternoon, barely 24 hours before the club announced 35,000 tickets had already been sold. For all MLS teams who don’t take CCL seriously, please let the Impact’s run to the final — and the excitement it’s generated in the city — convince you otherwise.
That said, after watching what America did to Herediano in Wednesday’s night’s semifinal second leg, all those ticket-buying fans might just be hoping that their home leg means anything at all by the time it arrives.