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D.C. United offer early renewal rates for 2010 season

Washington, D.C. (September 24, 2009) - D.C. United announced today ticket prices for full season, half season, and flex ticket plans for the 2010 season. All 2010 packages allow unprecedented access to D.C. United action with a 20-game season ticket package, a ten-game half season plan and an eight-game flex ticket option. Season tickets and partial plans offer several planholder benefits such as a ticket exchange program, discounted youth pricing, priority to other soccer events and direct access to D.C. United’s Customer Service Department.

D.C. United is set to open their home Major League Soccer campaign with a fixture against the New England Revolution on April 3 at 7:30 p.m. ET. United begins the MLS season at Kansas City on March 27 at 8:30 p.m. ET and travels to Philadelphia for the Union’s inaugural home date on April 10 at 3 p.m. ET on Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Sports en Espanol.

Full season plans include all MLS matches and five additional D.C. United games, such as international friendlies, US Open Cup games and CONCACAF matches, which will be announced as they are scheduled. Prices for full season tickets are as follows: Mezzanine seats ($900), VIP seats ($680), Premium seats ($480), and Spectator seats ($360). For a half season ticket package, which includes ten games, Mezzanine seats will cost $500, whereas VIP seats are $360, Premium seats are $270, and Spectator seats are $200. Flex plans, which include eight vouchers for matches, start at $336 for VIP seats, $256 for Premium seats and $184 for Spectator seats. Long-time planholders who renew their ticket packages before October 23 will save with early renewal rates. All other planholders that renew before the end of the year will retain 2009 pricing.

Field level, club level and box suite seating is also available in season ticket packages for 2010 in limited quantities. Interested parties should contact D.C. United at 202-587-5000 for more information.

Youth Pricing ticket plans will also return for the 2010 season. Through the popular ticketing program, children ages 3-16 are eligible for discounted ticket packages, including full season tickets at $520, $400, $280 or $220, half season plans at $290, $210, $170 or $130, and flex packages at $184, $144 or $104. All youth season ticket holders receive complimentary membership in the D.C. United Youth Fan Club. Children ages two and under are granted free entry to all United matches.

D.C. United Account Manager ticketing technology will continue to be available to D.C. United customers next season. This feature, developed by TicketMaster, will allow customers to pay invoices on-line, forward their tickets to others via e-mail to print off at their home or office, and even set up discount offers for their co-workers, soccer team families and other affiliated groups or organizations that they belong to.

With 12 major domestic and international trophies to the team’s credit, D.C. United is the most successful team in the history of U.S. professional soccer. The club has won four MLS Cup championships (’96, ’97, ’99 & ’04), four Supporters’ Shields (’97, ’98, ’06 & ’07), a CONCACAF Champions Cup (’98), an InterAmerican Cup (’98) and two U.S. Open Cup titles (’96 & ’08).

Broadcasting and P.A. Request: When speaking of the organization, please refer to the team as either “D.C. United” or “United,” but not “the D.C. United” or “the United.” We appreciate your cooperation.

Doug Hicks, dhicks@dcunited.com, (202) 587-5448,
Boris Flores, bflores@dcunited.com, (202) 587-5452,
Kyle Sheldon, ksheldon@dcunited.com, (202) 587-5450 or
Cristina Cruz, ccruz@dcunited.com, (202) 587-5440