About 10,000 tickets have been sold for the National Women’s Soccer League Championship, league commissioner Jeff Plush said on Thursday.
That figure comes exactly one week ahead of the match in Portland, Ore., between FC Kansas City and Seattle Reign FC. The match is being played at Providence Park in Portland after a mid-season change to the championship format.
Previously, the top remaining seed hosted the championship match. That was changed prior to the season, according to Plush, but the announcement wasn’t made until August.
The final will be played on Oct. 1. It is a rematch of last year’s championship match, which FC Kansas City won in Tukwila, Wash. Seattle won its second straight NWSL Shield this season as the league’s best season.
Providence Park is home to the NWSL’s Portland Thorns FC and MLS’ Portland Timbers FC. Merritt Paulson, the owner of both teams, said the 10,000 tickets sold exceeds expectations up to this point:
The Thorns averaged 15,639 fans per game at Providence Park this season.
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