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October 26, 2013 at 2:27 PM

Ticket sales up to 66,000 for Sunday’s game; average attendance will surpass 44,000

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The Sounders have sold about 66,000 tickets for Sunday’s regular season finale against the Los Angeles Galaxy, according to a team spokesman. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. and ESPN has the national broadcast.

Tickets are still available on Ticketmaster among the other regular outlets, but not many (as seen in the screenshot above).

As mentioned earlier this month, Seattle is guaranteed of setting an average attendance record in MLS for the fifth straight season. A crowd of 66,000 — which will likely grow still — would have the Sounders averaging 44,026 fans per game, breaking last year’s mark of 43,144.

Sunday will also be in the top three for a single crowd:

67,385 vs. Portland on Aug. 25, 2013 (W, 1-0)
66,452 vs. Portland on Oct. 7, 2012 (W 3-0)
64,140 vs. San Jose on Oct. 15, 2011 (W 2-1)

Here is where average attendance of 44,026 would rank in some of the top leagues worldwide, via ESPN.com:

— No. 2 in Italy’s Serie A behind Inter Milan (46,666)
— No. 2 in France’s Ligue 1 behind Paris Saint-Germain (44,879)
— No. 2 in Scottish Premiership behind Celtic (45,673)
— No. 2 in Holland’s Eredivise behind Ajax (50,275)
— No. 3 in Spain’s La Liga behind Barcelona (79,315) and Real Madrid (75,474)
— No. 6 in England’s Premier League behind Manchester United (75,147), Arsenal (60,021), Newcastle (49,812), Manchester City (47,042) and Liverpool (44,691).
— No. 9 in the German Bundesliga behind Borussia Dortmund (80,427); Bayern Munich (71,022); Schalke (61,724); Hertha Berlin (53,416); Hamburg (52,224); Eintracht Frankfurt (51,233); Borussia Monchengladbach (50,888) and Stuttgart (45,386)

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