That’s the word directly from the team. Of course this is in the event that Seattle is a No. 1 or 2 seed for the playoffs.
While nothing schedule-wise is set in stone, it can all work out. If, as the team Web site says, a game will be played Oct. 29-Nov. 1, this can only mean a game before Halloween with the field in use. And this only happens if Sounders FC is a 3 or 4 seed.
I actually did what commenter “The Ghost” did an looked back at last season’s playoffs for an idea of scheduling. There’s a solid week between a lot of the conference semifinal games, so this weekday thing can work.
Commenter Dave Clark has been told the same thing I was, it seems. Any announcement for the public made by the team has to be under the assumption that Sounders FC will host the first game as a lower seed.
Want to thank a couple of you for sending me “feel better” wishes. Being sick is no fun. I will be good for the regular-season finale I’m sure.