Ticket sales surpass 20,000

Montreal Impact News Release – www.montrealimpact.com

Monday, January 26, 2009

MONTREAL, QC — In the third pre-season game of its training camp, the Montreal Impact registered a third win by shutout, winning 2-0 against the Montreal University Carabins, Saturday, at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard.

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The Impact downed Montreal University (Pepe)Impact midfielder Rocco Placentino opened the score in the 19th minute, then forward Eduardo Sebrango doubled the Impact’s lead in the 78th minute, with his fourth goal since the beginning of the camp. Goalkeeper Matt Jordan played the first half and Srdjan Djekanovic played the second half.

The Impact will train this week at the Catalogna Soccerplexe, in Lachine, and will then continue its training camp in Florence, Italy, from January 31 to February 13.

Ticket Totals surpass 20,000

Less than two weeks since ticket sales started, the Montreal Impact announced Monday that more than 20,000 tickets have been sold for the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals, that will take place on February 25 at Olympic Stadium.

“We are very happy to see that ticket sales continue at a steady pace and that on February 25, fans will show up in large numbers in blue to support the Impact,” said Montreal Impact Executive Vice President Richard Legendre. “With 30 days to go to the event, we are extremely confident of surpassing our 30,000 ticket sales objective.”

With more than 20,000 tickets sold, the Impact has established a new sales record for a home game. Its previous record, set on September 18, 2004, during the championship final against the Seattle Sounders, was 13,648 spectators.

Several excellent tickets are still available for this historic quarterfinal game of the CONCACAF Champions League. Tickets can be purchased through Admission (514-790-1245 / 1-800-361-4595 / admission.com), as well as at the ticket offices of Olympic Stadium and the Saputo Stadium.

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