Sounders FC Invites Fans to Club’s 50th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, June 15

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June 6, 2024 – Major League Soccer (MLS)
Seattle Sounders FC News Release

RENTON, WASH. – Seattle Sounders FC today announced exciting details surrounding the club’s 50th Anniversary Celebration presented by Toyota, taking place next Saturday, June 15 as the Rave Green host Minnesota United FC (7:30 p.m. PT / Apple TV, 950 KJR AM, El Rey 1360 AM).

The day marks a can’t-miss event for Sounders fans, as a host of special entertainment, activations, giveaways, concessions, retail gear and more is available as the club and community come together to highlight the incredible history of Sounders soccer and the enduring relationship that has existed between the club and its fans since 1974.

Gates open at 6:00 p.m. PT next Saturday and fans are strongly encouraged to arrive early in order to secure their Sammy the Sounder throwback bobblehead, available only to the first 10,000 guests to enter the stadium. Designed after the very first iteration of the Sammy character originally introduced by the Sounders in the 1990s, the unique bobblehead is dressed in a team scarf and holds an original 1974 NASL soccer ball in his right flipper. The souvenir is available exclusively as a gate giveaway item on June 15 courtesy of matchday and 50th anniversary season sponsor Toyota and is not available for purchase. Those interested in adding Sammy to their collection shouldn’t delay their arrival on matchday as the giveaway supplies are expected to move quickly.

As part of the anniversary festivities, numerous Sounders alumni – with at least one player representing each Sounders team since 1974, including members and family representatives of the inaugural 1974 team – are returning to Seattle to commemorate the moment. The club has various activities planned with the alumni group in the days leading up to the 50th Anniversary Celebration match, so fans should keep an eye out for Sounders legends around town. Alumni are being recognized and honored at Saturday’s match, which includes a special pre-game recognition of the 1974 Sounders team, with further details being announced next week.

An essential stop on matchday is the Pro Shop at Lumen Field, where in addition to all the latest Sounders FC gear fans can also find the limited-edition 50th Anniversary Celebration retail collection. These items include a hooded sweatshirt, crewneck sweatshirt, t-shirt and anniversary scarf, all featuring a special anniversary design. Fans should note, this collection is available…

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