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The first playoff game in Houston Dash history will be played in front of the largest crowd in team history, the team announced today. This afternoon, advance ticket sales surpassed 14,000, exceeding the previous attendance record of 13,025 set on July 12, 2015.

The inaugural playoff game in Dash history, powered by Shell Energy, will pit Houston against the Kansas City Current in the quarterfinal round of the NWSL Playoffs on Sunday, Oct. 16 at PNC Stadium. Kickoff for that match is set for 4 p.m. CDT and tickets are available at HoustonDash.com starting at just $7.

“We are thrilled with the way that Houston has embraced the opportunity to be a part of history on Sunday. It’s a step in the right direction to surpass the all-time attendance record and a sign of what this club is capable of, but we aren’t done,” said Dash president Jessica O’Neill. “We welcome all Houston sports fans to help us fill up PNC Stadium to support this amazing team in their mission to bring the first NWSL championship to Houston.”

The $7 tickets are part of the team’s popular 713 Night promotion, which features $7 tickets, $1 hot dogs and $3 beer. Additionally, the first 10,000 fans at the playoff opener will receive a free Dash Rally Towel courtesy of Shell Energy. Match day entertainment and promotions are detailed at HoustonDash.com

The Dash finished the 2022 regular season fourth in the NWSL table, ending the year with a 10-6-6 mark. Houston and Kansas City split the regular-season series with a win apiece. The Dash defeated the Current 2-0 in Kansas City in the second week of the season and KC returned the favor with a 2-1 win in Houston on July 1.

Led by England national team star Ebony Salmon’s nine goals, Houston’s attack produced 35 goals this year, which was third-most in the league. Defensively, goalkeeper Jane Campbell recorded six clean sheets behind a back four that conceded just 27 goals in 22 games.

A win on October 16 would result in the Dash traveling to Seattle to face OL Reign in the NWSL semifinal on October 23 at Lumen Field. The winner of that match will head to DC for the NWSL Championship at Audi Field on October 29. The Dash will aim to bring the first NWSL Championship to Houston to go alongside their 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup championship.