LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The 2019 USL Championship Final sold out in 96 minutes Thursday morning, with tickets for Sunday night’s clash between Louisville City FC and Real Monarchs SLC at Lynn Stadium being snapped up by fans three days before kickoff.
Tickets went on sale in Louisville at 10 a.m. ET with a sellout announced at 11:36 a.m. ET. A capacity crowd of more than 7,000 fans will pack into the on-campus venue for a second consecutive season, with many hoping to see LouCity become the first side in the Championship’s history to claim three league titles.
The Monarchs, who captured the Championship’s 2017 regular season title, will look to become the first visiting side to earn victory in the Championship final’s history.
“It’s been incredible to watch the energy build towards Sunday’s final,” USL president Jake Edwards said. “Every year this event gets bigger and bigger and we couldn’t be happier to watch these two great teams face off in one of the United States’ best soccer communities.”
Added Louisville City FC president Brad Estes: “I’m not surprised at all. This fan base has been nothing short of amazing. We believe we have the best supporters in American soccer, and this is the latest example.”
This is the third consecutive season that Louisville City FC has hosted the USL Championship final. In 2018 at Lynn Stadium, a sellout crowd of 7,025 saw the side earn a 1-0 victory against a Didier Drogba-led Phoenix Rising FC.
This year, head coach John Hackworth’s side, which includes 11 players that played in the 2018 final, will face the first-time finalist Monarchs, who feature United States Under-20 international goalkeeper David Ochoa and the Championship’s all-time regular season assists leader Maikel Chang of Cuba.
The Championship Final will be broadcast on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes with a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff.