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Week 5: Seattle Rainmakers (2-2) at Vancouver Nighthawks (1-3)
When: Saturday May 23 at 6:00 p.m. PDT
Where: Thunderbird Stadium | Vancouver
The Old Rivalry
Vancouver versus Seattle is one of the great rivalries in ultimate. In both women’s and especially open division play, the top teams from the two cities have been at or near the top of the heap in the ultimate world for decades, during which they have played each other hundreds of times. But even after all those meetings, there’s still always an extra frisson when the two teams hook up on the field. Add in the natural rivalry between the two largest cities in the region, and between the two countries, and you have a recipe for a great game of ultimate this Saturday night.
Thunderbird Stadium | Vancouver
Located on UBC’s gorgeous campus, Thunderbird Stadium has been the home of the Vancouver Nighthawks since their inception. The stadium can comfortably seat 3,500 under the grandstand and has parking available just outside. For those fans lacking personal transportation, buses run from most SkyTrain stations. A map can be found here.
If you can’t be there for the game, you can still follow it as it unfolds on Twitter.
You will also be able to watch the game in its entirety after the fact when it is posted on MLU TV’s Vancouver Nighthawks Channel. Look for it to appear on Tuesday.
Looking for a place to have a few pints, grab some food, and hang out with the Nighthawks after the game? Mahony & Sons is minutes away from Thunderbird Stadium (map here). Thanks to an all-ages family section, fans with kids in tow needn’t call it an early night on account of them. And if the company, Irish pub fare and convenience isn’t enough, bringing in your ticket stub will earn fans 10 percent off on game days.
Step Right Up
Still don’t have tickets for the game? You can buy them at the gate, or better yet, grab some online here. Also, take note of the group ticket promotions. Purchase 10 or more tickets at a time and receive 40 percent off regular price along with some perks! Read about the promotion in full here.