Seattle Away and Other 2011 Travel Information

02/10/2011 10:11 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)

Today MLS finally released its 2011 schedule! Here is an update on our away travel plans for Seattle in May as well as for the rest of the season.

As you are no doubt aware, the Seattle Front Office has limited Timbers supporters to 500 away tickets for the match at Qwest in May. The good news is that the Timbers Front Office has agreed to pass the entire 500 allotment to the 107ist for distribution.

We know that demand is going to be high for tickets to this match, so we have attempted to craft a policy that we feel is fair and provides for the maximum number of people to travel while also adhering to the new Cascadia travel policies that have been mandated.

Once tickets become available we will be sending out an email to every member with advance notice of the on-sale date/time and a personalized link to the purchase page.

The policies for Seattle Away ticketing are as follows:

  1. You must be a 107ist member to buy a ticket
  2. Each member will be allowed to buy one ticket per 107ist membership*
  3. Because you must be on a bus to get into the stadium, you must purchase a bus and ticket package together**
  4. If you wish to transfer a ticket to someone else, we will require the full name and contact information of that individual

*First come first served, as long as supplies last.

**There will be a family-friendly bus for this match. If you are unable to take the bus due to geographical restrictions, please email us BEFORE the tickets go on sale.

In addition to offering a bus and ticketing package for Seattle away, 107ist will be aiming to organize travel to the following matches:

  • Colorado - Sat, Mar 19 - Tickets available here: Colorado Away
  • Chicago - Sat, Jul 16
  • San Jose - Sat, Aug 6th
  • New York - Sat, Sept 24
  • Vancouver - Sun, Oct 2
  • Salt Lake - Sat, Oct 22

More information about these will be coming soon!

Sincerely,

Your Away Travel Team – Jeremy, Joanne, Abe, Scott and Rob.

Awaytravel@timbersarmy.org

Comments

  • 07/11/2016 9:25 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    iron81 says:
    Monday, February 14, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Keep in mind that it is not strictly necessary to book a bus to get you to Toyota Park. There is a shuttle bus that runs from Midway Airport to the stadium on game days and frequently hotels have shuttles that they will let you use.

    http://www.chicago-fire.com/content/public-transportation
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  • 07/11/2016 9:25 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    Jake says:
    Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    I bought 3 tickets for that seattle away game and im not even a 107 ist member. So why does it say you have to be?
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  • 07/11/2016 9:25 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    Joanne Couchman says:
    Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Hi Jake,

    It’s the regular season game that this post is referring to, and you’ll need to be a member in order to buy tickets for it when they go on sale. The tickets you have already purchased are for the pre-season Cascadia Summit, members had a pre-sale on tickets to that, but it’s now open to all.
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  • 07/11/2016 9:25 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    Jake says:
    Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Oh! well then disregard my crazy talk, thanks joanne.
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  • 07/11/2016 9:26 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    Brandon says:
    Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Seattle has to know that Portland fans will be buying tickets from ticketmaster and other third party sources for this game as well. Part of me hopes there is an incident resulting from us being scattered all over the stadium that forces the MLS to be more proactive about away supporter sections and mandate larger quantities for certain games. In England some teams allow upwards of 3000 away supporters into matches to sit in sections divided by K-rails and two police officers per row.
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  • 07/11/2016 9:26 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    Joanne says:
    Friday, February 18, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Hey Brandon,
    Actually, any kind of incident will *not* result in an increase in numbers, but a decrease. We’re under the microscope for the Cascadia Summit as well. Yes, people being scattered certainly increases the risk of isolated incidents, so it’s up to all of us traveling to watch out for each other, not rise to any bait or trash talking, stay in control, and diffuse any situations you see. The only way we’ll get a larger allocation is to show that all the worry about trouble is over nothing, and the hate is kept for game-time only.
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  • 07/11/2016 9:27 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    Brandon says:
    Monday, March 21, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    @Joanne

    I get what you are saying and am not advocating violence in anyway and upon retrospect realize I could have used better wording to get my point across. I don’t believe that the MLS is really interested in actually changing the allotment over 500 as most clubs can’t even sell that to away groups. I am in no way really hoping that something happens, I am however worried that such a thing will happen, then the response will be accurate to your descriptions which will make the situation worse ultimately outlawing away supporters all together. Then people looking for trouble and fights will be the only people who go. Those people will create negative situations which will ultimately end up with them hurt and/or arrested. Then the lawsuits will fly and the league will not only be on the defensive to protect its revenue, but its image as well as the image of the teams involved, in this case Portland and Seattle. People like John Canzano will gain massive credibility with earlier statements about hooligans and the entire string of issues will set the sport back 10 years in this country. I for one hope I am wrong, and a peaceful friendly visit will be the factor that encourages mandating of more seats for away supporters, however this is the United States and the one thing I’ve learned in 30 years of life is that people in this country really only respond to negativity and violence.
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  • 07/11/2016 9:27 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    PDXFireFan says:
    Monday, March 21, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    I also hope for no incidents in Seattle, and fully trust the level-headedness of the majority of TA at this match. What I do not trust is the attitude and atmosphere from the Flounders fans..being a part of the Seattle Invasion of 2009 Chicago v. Seattle, it was quite the opportunity for the home fans to incite violence against the TA/Section 8 group, however it was the TA.Section8 fans who were being under the police microscope. As many of our chants were being monitored for vulgar language and inappropiate content, the Seattle fans nearby were able to verbally abuse us and drop beverages from above without recourse, as well as a daring Flounder fan deciding to rip a Fire banner from the wall before finding his way into the Men’s room (duh, hello King County Sheriff’s deputies) and his subsequent ejection. Just trying to get the word out to be vigilant and protect your personal property, beware of the rogue fans, and always watch your back, and scarves. We will provide a united front and deliver in the true sense of support for our boys, but be prepared for the unruly home fans in the Quest.
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