Sammy the Sounder Bobblehead Night @ Sounders 50th Anniversary Celebration

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📸: Sounders

📆 Saturday, June 15th
🕓 7:30 pm PT
📍 Lumen Field: 800 Occidental Ave S, Seattle

📺 Watch: Apple TV
📻 Listen: 93.3 KJR AM, El Rey 1360 AM

Orca whales are pretty cool. Depending on the time of year, and your combination of whale intuition and luck, you might spot them cruising up and down throughout Puget Sound. But there’s one location ripe for whale watching that you might not expect: Lumen Field.

At every Sounders FC home game, there’s a bipedal orca named Sammy hanging out, hyping up the crowd, and giving out high-fives. Dressed in a full kit and goalie gloves, Sammy the Sounder is the official mascot of the Sounders, and on Saturday, June 15th, the first 10,000 fans at Lumen Field can score a bobblehead in his likeness. The mid-June match against Minnesota United is the club’s 50th Anniversary Celebration—50 years, one month, and ten days after the original Sounders made their North American Soccer League (NASL) debut against the LA Aztecs.

While Sammy made his Major League Soccer debut in 2019, he continued a strong legacy that links back to previous Sounders teams. The bobblehead fans will receive is actually “based off the very first iteration of the character originally introduced in the 1990s—dressed in a team scarf and holding an original 1974 NASL soccer ball in his right flipper.”

Regardless of whether you score a bobblehead, the Sounders promise the June 15th match “includes a host of unique entertainment and activations that highlight the incredible history of Sounders soccer and the enduring relationship that has existed between the club and its fans since 1974.”

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Adam Kubota Video Producer

Adam Kubota

Adam Kubota is a born and raised Seattleite. He once attempted to catalog every US city with a municipal composting program. When not looking for Seattle’s best burrito, he works as The Ticket’s video producer.