7:00 p.m. CenturyLink Field Event Center

Present (22 of 48): Kyle Boyd, Samuel Chesneau, Cameron Collins, Paul Cox, Michael Dollard, Woody Favinger, Leann Johnson, Roberta King, Angelica Mendoza, Pablo Mendoza, Andres Mills Gallego, Kris Mysdyke, Jerry Neil, Randy Nunez, Derek Pells, Likkit Pocinwong, Brian Prouty, Daniel Roe, Stephanie Steiner, Patrick Van Der Hyde, Dylan Vanderhoof, Brendan Vaughn

Guest: Shellie Roberts

Next meeting: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

  • Call to order – Paul Cox
  • Roll call – Angelica Mendoza
    1. 22 of 48 members present
    2. 17 needed to establish quorum
    3. New members introduced
  • Approval of minutes from last meeting – Paul Cox

April minutes approved

  • FO guest speaker – Shellie Roberts
  • Game Day Presentation Manager
  • Began with Seahawks in 2008 working with Corporate Partners and SSFC in 2009
  • All other match day presentation employees are contractors
  • Would like to incorporate fans in match day activities to ensure that it’s entertaining and all are represented
  • Regular distribution of surveys and monitoring of website for fan feedback
  • Six in-house cameras for broadcast with three television cameras
  • Big screen projection
    • Request to pan out to show more action on field and get a better idea of ball location on the pitch rather than close-up on player reaction
    • Explanation of goal of allowing all to see tight shots so that “there isn’t a bad seat in the stadium”
    • Unable to utilize full screen due to advertising requirements
  • Replays
    • Preference for more replays
    • Explanation that any potentially controversial play may only be replayed once at regular speed while the ball is back in play; fined if guidelines are not followed
  • Stat boards
    • Positive feedback on stat boards
    • For stats only and not available for video
  • Audio
    • Three announcements/advertisements allowed per half at pre-determined times outside of play
    • Feedback that sound levels were too high pre-match and too low during match
    • Audio engineers constantly monitoring sound levels and quality
  • Confetti
    • City disallowed confetti from matches as it cannot be contained within the building only
    • FO exploring water soluble alternative that comes in white only
  • Band
    • Able to turn band microphones on and off as needed
    • Requests for band to refrain from paying during Boom-Boom-Clap and player name call and repeat post-goal
    • Idea of song after each goal (e.g., 45-second fight song)
  • 40th Anniversary Celebration
    • October 10
    • FO communicating with former players from both teams; focus will be on SSFC however
    • Council generated ideas are welcomed and should be sent to Likkit Pocinwong and Paul Cox
  • Idea of crowd announcing goals
    • Announcer: “Sounders FC”
    • Crowd: “Goal”
    • Player name call and repeat three times
    • ECS to discuss with Shellie potentially lead in the future
  • May 17 match
    • First full stadium match
    • Audio recording of crowd in the stands to capture Seattle Sounders call and repeat, player names and goal(s)
    • Line-ups post-anthem; suggestion to do this at all matches, if possible
  • Shellie welcomes feedback at any time, and meeting with work group throughout season


  • Open items
    1. Supporter group recognition – Samuel Chesneau – No update
  • Alliance table – Leann Johnson
    • First tabling went well
    • FO provided limited quantity of giveaways
    • Information and comment cards available
    • Let STHs know that they are Alliance Members
    • Big interest in Junior Alliance and question re who in the FO is handling now
    • Seeking volunteers for future matches; needed two hours before kick
  • 2015 STH benefits – Brian Prouty
    • Need to determine how this will overlap with Match Pass rewards
    • Will meet with Taylor Graham soon to discuss
  • Council tasks – Stephanie Steiner
    • Lead and Executive Committee liaison assigned to each work group

Lead                                                   Liaison                               

  • Fan Innovation Center (FIC) Paul Cox (PC)                 PC
  • Voting/Elections Brendan Vaughn                              Stephanie Steiner (SS)
  • Match Day Table Leann Johnson                               PC
  • Supporter Group Recognition Samuel Chesneau          Daniel Roe (DR)
  • Charity Group Recognition Angelica Mendoza (AM)      AM
  • Championship Banners Cameron Collins                     PC
  • Website/Social Media Pablo Mendoza                        AM
  • 40th Anniversary Likkit Pocinwong                             DR
  • Scarf Design Kris Mysdyke                                        DR
  • FO Presentations Roberta King                                 SS
  • STH Benefits Brian Prouty (BP)                                 BP
  • Third Kit PC                                                            PC
  • AC Logo Likkit Pocinwong                                        DR
  • Year End Meeting TBD                                            All
  • Match Pass Jerry Neil                                              BP
  • Open Discussion
    • Recap of transition discussion from owners meeting – Paul Cox
      • Staff are 100% committed to SSFC only
      • Good time to establish positive, working relationship between FO and AC
      • FIC as opportunity to generate additional revenue while displaying history of soccer in Seattle
  • Adjournment

Motion to adjourn passed