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OL Reign aim for NWSL attendance record in Rapinoe’s final home game

Megan Rapinoe signs autographs for OL Reign fans at Lumen Field. (Stephen Brashear/USA TODAY Sports)

Megan Rapinoe will play in her final home game Friday at Seattle’s Lumen Field, and OL Reign fans are packing the house for the retiring star.

OL Reign is aiming to send the 38-year-old forward out on a high note with an NWSL championship. But if they can’t get there, they’re at least hoping for an NWSL attendance record in her final match on home turf.

The match against the Washington Spirit, which will be televised at 8 p.m. ET Friday on CBS, is set to be a celebration of Rapinoe’s career, with more than 28,150 tickets sold so far. With those numbers, OL Reign are approaching the all-time NWSL attendance record set by the San Diego Wave, who welcomed 32,000 fans to their first match at Snapdragon Stadium.

On Thursday, a party will be held to celebrate Rapinoe, titled the “Megan’s Hair-itage” party. Pink wigs will be given out, and fans will have the opportunity to show their love for Rapinoe on camera while also competing for the chance to win a signed jersey.

On the day of Rapinoe’s final game, “Forever Rapinoe” flags are set to fly on Seattle’s ferries and at Lumen Field. Buildings across downtown Seattle will light up in “Pinoe Pink” in the evening.

Following the match, Rapinoe will be honored in a special ceremony featuring friends, teammates and family.