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July 9, 2010 at 1:14 PM

Sounders FC has sold 43,700+ tickets for Celtic friendly

A team official confirmed the Sounders have already sold more than 43,700 tickets for the friendly next Sunday, July 18, against Celtic FC from Glasgow, Scotland. That number does include the roughly 32,000 tickets issued as ‘Friendly B’ in the season-ticket packages, but with nine days before the game that total should increase to maybe as high as 50,000.

With the summer weather finally coming around it could be a great day for soccer. After the jump I’ve added the information of the game from the Sounders FC release earlier in the week:

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Tickets are now on sale for the summer friendly between Sounders FC and Scotland’s Celtic on July 18 on the Xbox Pitch at Qwest Field. It will be Seattle’s second friendly and, along with the Boca Juniors friendly, is part of the 18-match season-ticket holder package. A third match will be announced soon. Tickets will be available at www.SoundersFC.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, the Qwest Field Box Office, or by calling 800-745-3000.

Celtic is making its fourth trip to Seattle and its third to Qwest Field. Winners of a record 34 Scottish cups and 42 league championships, the “Bhoys” from Glasgow boast a huge worldwide fan base. They are instantly recognizable for their green-and-white hooped jerseys. Celtic was the first British club to win a European championship in 1967. It met the NASL Sounders in 1981, and returned to face Manchester United in 2003 and Chelsea in 2004.

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