More than 25,000 tickets sold for the home opener

MONTREAL – Less than 48 hours after individual game tickets went on sale, the Impact announced on Friday that more than 25,000 tickets were already sold for the home opener at Olympic Stadium, March 17 at 2pm, against the Chicago Fire.

“We are very pleased that Impact supporters and soccer fans are excited about our historic first home game,” said Montreal Impact president Joey Saputo. “This support has been confirmed by the strong sales of single game tickets. This is a good first step to reach our goal of breaking the all-time attendance record held by the Manic.”

Thirty years ago, the Montreal Manic established an attendance record for a soccer game at Olympic Stadium. The Manic beat the Chicago Sting by a score of 3-2 in front of 58,542 supporters, in September 1981, in the quarterfinals of the North American Soccer League playoffs.

Following the home opener, the Impact will then meet Toronto FC on April 7, at 1pm, the Portland Timbers on April 28, at 2pm, the LA Galaxy, 2011 MLS Cup and Supporters Cup champions, on May 12, at 4pm and the New York Red Bulls and star forward Thierry Henry on May 19, at 7:30pm, all at Olympic Stadium.

Prices for individual tickets at Olympic Stadium vary from $15 to $85 (taxes included, service charges still applicable). For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Admission network (514-790-1245 / 1-800-361-4595 / admission.com) or a Montreal Impact sales representative at 514-328-3668.

Season ticket holders interested in buying additional single game tickets will benefit from a 25% rebate for games at the Olympic Stadium (maximum 10 per client), before Friday, February 10, at 5pm.

The Impact attracted 55,571 supporters at Olympic Stadium on February 25, 2009 against Mexican first division club Santos Laguna in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League.

Reminder, season tickets are still available through the club’s website at impactmontreal.com or by calling 514-328-3668.