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Sounders: 31,000 tickets sold, 1,000 to go

The Sounders announced today that fewer than 1,000 season tickets remain for the 2010 season.

The Sounders plan to use a Qwest Field seating capacity of around 35,500 -- the same configuration for last season's playoff game. However, they plan to cap season tickets at 32,000.

The club also announced that the season-ticket package will include 15 regular season games and three "international friendlies," indicating that the CONCACAF Champions League game will not be part of the package. But I'll try to clarify that soon.

"Our fans demonstrated their passion and commitment to the team by creating one of the best home-field advantages in all of MLS," owner Joe Roth said in a press release. "They took their match-day role very seriously, and renewed their season tickets at a 96 percent rate."

(One of the best... ?)

Last season the Sounders averaged an MLS-record 30,943 per match... a record that seems destined to fall this season.