US Tour tickets on sale

Tickets for West Ham United’s US Tour fixtures with Seattle Sounders and Carolina Railhawks have gone on sale to Hammers fans
Tickets for West Ham United’s US Tour fixtures with Seattle Sounders and Carolina Railhawks have gone on sale to Hammers fans.

The Hammers will face the Sounders, the best-supported and most-valuable franchise in Major League Soccer (MLS), at their 67,000-capacity CenturyLink Field on Tuesday 5 July at 7.30pm local time.

The Sounders have allocated Section 303 of CenturyLink Field to West Ham supporters, with tickets for this fixture priced at $27 (£18.60) each available to buy now here.

Sounders owner Adrian Hanauer says the club which once played host to Bobby Moore and Geoff Hurst cannot wait to welcome the Hammers to the United States’ footballing hotbed of the Pacific Northwest.

“We are eager to welcome West Ham United to Seattle this summer,” said Hanauer. “Our club has a history of playing host to exciting international clubs, and with West Ham currently enjoying one of its best seasons in recent memory, we think this is a matchup both sets of fans can enjoy.”
Bilic’s side will also take on the North American Soccer League (NASL) side at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina, on Tuesday 12 July at 8pm local time.

The RailHawks have allocated Section 310 of their 10,000-capacity exclusively for Hammers, with seats priced at $35 (£24) each. West Ham fans can purchase tickets here now.

A sell-out crowd is expected for the game, which has already captured the imagination of soccer enthusiasts in the area known locally as The Triangle due to presence of three leading universities in the surrounding area.

“This is an exciting opportunity for our community to again showcase the passion for professional soccer in the Triangle to the world,” said RailHawks President and General Manager Curt Johnson.

“We welcome the opportunity to host our first game against an English Premier League club and appreciate partners such as Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina for helping to make this historic game a reality.”
The RailHawks manager is former Southampton and Northern Ireland striker Colin Clarke, who believes West Ham’s visit will raise the profile of his own club.

“In order to reach our goal of having world-class professional soccer in the Triangle as soon as possible, we need to see the next level up close, and this game will give our players, fans and partners that opportunity,” said Clarke, whose side sit second in the 2016 NASL standings after six matches.

“West Ham is a fantastic club with a growing fan base in the United States. This will be one of the marquee events of the summer, and it is another shining example of the commitment of our new local owner Steve Malik.”