Get Loud - The 12th Man’s Guide to Seattle
Ahhhh, the fabled CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The mecca of all Seahawks fans, and in constant competition with Arrowhead for the title of Loudest Stadium Ever. If you’re looking to visit Seattle to see Wilson and Company throw down on the field, here are the advice, tips, and insights you’ll want to know.
First Off, Let’s Tackle Parking Unfortunately parking for the game is hard, expensive, and a big hassle. Locals recommend using public transportation – in particular the light rail system, SoundTransit. It’s inexpensive, efficient, and will drop you off right by the stadium.
Got tickets? There are many ticket outlets and brokers, but the safest, easiest, and most surefire way to make sure you’re getting real tickets at a decent price is to go through NFL Ticket Exchange. Currently Hawks game tickets are the second most in-demand tickets in the league, so be sure you’re buying them far enough out.
To Tailgate or Not to TailgateIf you’re looking to tailgate, your best bet is probably finding a nearby bar or eatery to hang out with other Seattle fans. The stadium is downtown, and while this is convenient in some aspects (such as transportation), the traditional tailgating you see in other parking lots and stadiums is not allowed.
Stadium Food vs. Bring Yer OwnAs far as bringing things into the stadium, you can bring in outside food and drink, but the drinks must be water in a sealed bottle. Anything you take in must be in a 12 x 12-inch sealed baggie, so it’s best to take care of that little item ahead of time, lest you have to figure out how to stash important items before entering.
The food in the field is pretty run of the mill, nothing stand-out, but if you want a great Seattle experience, go before or after the game to the Lunchbox Laboratory for some killer burgers, or hit up one of the many food trucks downtown near the stadium.
Little Hawks FansIf you’ve got little Hawks along with you, be sure to check out Touchdown City in the convention center to the South of the stadium. It opens three hours before the game, and features contests, games, skill tests, and the possibility of getting an autograph from a former player. Kids love it, and it gives them a chance to be part of the action (and run of some energy – win for parents).
Oh So LoudKeep in mind that CenturyLink is one of the LOUDEST stadiums in the NFL. Be ready to yell and it’s not a bad idea to bring earplugs. Yeah, it’s that loud. In fact, the stadium itself was designed to maximize noise. It’s argued often between Chiefs and Hawks fans which stadium is louder. Don’t be intimidated though, it’s a fun, loud, raucous environment, and something every Seattle fan should experience at least once.
So what are you waiting for? Your Seahawk brethren await. Buy those tickets, book that flight, schedule your downtown Seattle vacation rental home, break out the green and blue jerseys, and embark on the 12th Man journey of a lifetime. Just one more thing:
SEAHAWKSSEA HAWKSGet ready to get loud, and have the time of your life.
Posted by Seattle Oasis Vacation Rentals on 9/26/2016 9:00:00 PM 0 Comments