Seattle, Wash. (March 2, 2015) – Seattle Southside, the official tourism organization for the cities of Tukwila, SeaTac and Des Moines, is pleased to announce a partnership with Sounders FC 2 to sell single game tickets at Seattle Southside Visitor Centers. Sounders FC 2 is the club’s Second Team, playing in the USL starting in the 2015 season.

“Working together to create regional partnerships to promote tourism is what defines this region,” said Katherine Kertzman, Seattle Southside Executive Director. “We believe in order to be successful we must work collaboratively and this partnership with S2 is a perfect example.”

S2 will play USL regular-season games at Starfire Stadium located in Tukwila, although tickets will not be sold there. Single match tickets start at $15 each and are available for purchase at the two Seattle Southside Visitor Center locations, one in SeaTac, one block east of the Airport Light Rail Station and one in Tukwila at Westfield Southcenter.

Seattle Southside sees millions of people on an annual basis making it a prime location to sell match tickets. There will be 14 home games and fans will be encouraged to shop, dine and stay in Seattle Southside before and after matches. 

“We’re very excited to partner with Seattle Southside for our inaugural S2 season. South King County is home for many Sounders FC supporters and the beautiful game of soccer,” said S2 General Manager Andrew Opatkiewicz. “Making the Sounders experience accessible in the South Seattle region with affordable ticket prices and convenient locations to purchase is vital to the mission of S2. This partnership will help expand accessibility to the local community while connecting our fans with all the great restaurants, activities and hotels that the region has to offer.”

Seattle Southside Visitor Centers provide a place where visitors and residents can obtain information about area activates, purchase tickets to other events and attractions, book hotel reservations, receive restaurant recommendations, and collect maps, coupons and visitor guides for the Seattle Southside region.

Announced on October 14, 2014, Sounders FC 2 represents a link between the Sounders FC Academy and Sounders FC First Team. Playing its home matches at Starfire Stadium, S2 emphasizes development and community involvement, and will provide a consistent and competitive professional environment for promising Academy players and certain First Team players to progress. The team will operate under the management of Sounders FC and the Sounders Community Trust, an unprecedented, fan-owned organization that will hold a 20-percent interest in the team. For more information, visit        

About Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority
Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority (SSRTA) is the official tourism and marketing organization in South King County. The program offered jointly by the cities of SeaTac, Tukwila, and Des Moines, is responsible for competitively marketing the area as an ideal travel destination for tourists who wish to explore Western Washington. For more information, please visit


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