Sounders sell out MLS Cup 2019, more than 69,000 expected

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MLS Cup 2019 will be contested in front of a sold-out crowd at CenturyLink Field in Seattle next Sunday, Nov. 10, the Seattle Sounders announced on Friday.

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More than 69,000 fans are expected to attend this year’s final between Seattle and Toronto FC, the third time in four years the two sides will meet with the playoff title on the line. More than 50,000 tickets had been sold through a season-ticket holders pre-sale before going on sale to the general public on Friday.

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While Seattle will likely fall short of Atlanta United’s all-time MLS record of 73,019 for last year’s final against the Portland Timbers, due almost certainly only to capacity constraints, MLS Cup 2019 should still go down as a top-10 crowd in MLS history. Atlanta currently holds the top nine spots on that list — all above 70,000 and all in the last two-plus years, since the opening of Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The current record for a game in Seattle is 67,385, for a Seattle-Portland showdown in 2013.