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Town of Cary: We expect to have new seating open in time for Galaxy game

Posted by on Wed, May 23, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Brian Shriver, far left, will need to continue his strong form against the Galaxy. At rear, the new north stand under construction.
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  • Brian Shriver, far left, will need to continue his strong form against the Galaxy. At rear, the new north stand under construction.

4:40 p.m. UPDATE: Triangle Offense contacted David Vaught, director of operations for the Carolina RailHawks. The "current allotment" has been sold, Vaught said, but the team expects 1,500 additional seats for the new north stand to become available Friday.

Vaught said approximately 1,000 were sold last night to season ticket holders, and the rest were sold today in about three and a half hours. Approximately 6,500 tickets have been sold.

The expansion of WakeMed Soccer Park isn't expected to be completed until autumn, but Cary town officials are racing to open one new stand in time for Tuesday's game between the Carolina RailHawks and the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Keith Jenkins, athletic facility supervisor for the town, confirmed that the finishing touches are being applied and the north stand should be open in time for the 7 p.m. game, which will be in the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

Inspections would also have to be completed before the section can open, but Jenkins says there should be time for that, too.

"That's what we're expecting," he said.

The facility has been under renovation all season as part of the $6.3 million makeover that will add 3,000 seats to the north and east sides, along with dressing rooms and luxury suites to the 10-year-old facility.

During recent games, sections in the middle of the stadium's east side have been closed. Jenkins said they will be closed on Tuesday.

If the north stand is opened in time for Tuesday's game, Jenkins said WakeMed Soccer Park's seating capacity will be 8,048.

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