Fans Energy Fills CenturyLink Field at Seahawk Games
CenturyLink Field is the home of the Seattle Seahawks. In 2012, the team is celebrating its 10th year playing at the stadium. It is also used for the city’s Major League Soccer team, the Seattle Sounders FC. The CenturyLink Field seating chart shows more details about the seat options for Seahawks home games.
Unusual elements of the stadium include the first vertical scoreboard in the NFL. The “Hawk’s Nest” area directly below the board is home to popular bleacher seats. In addition, the roof is designed to cover 70 percent of the seats, giving fans shelter from the elements. The roof’s design is said to contribute to the noise factor in the stadium; it is known for being one of the NFL’s loudest venues.
Following the tradition of referring to fans as the 12th man, the Seattle Seahawks have embraced the number twelve after being known as the NFL’s loudest crowd. The team’s president even retired the number and a flag with the number twelve is raised before each game. Special guests are given the honor of raising the flag at games.
Visitors attending a game should plan to arrive early to head over to the American Family Insurance Touchdown City. The area is located inside the CenturyLink Field Event Center and is free to all visitors. Touchdown City opens three hours prior to kickoff.
Inside Touchdown City, fans can meet members of the Sea Gals cheerleading squad. Fans can have their faces painted for the game for free and listen to the live ESPN radio pre-show broadcast recorded in the area. A kiosk even allows fans to buy customized team jerseys.
Booths are spread throughout the space where fans can test their football skills. Other specialty booths include an area where visitors can have their photo taken or even have their hair dyed in Seahawks colors. Young fans will enjoy visiting the Kinect for XBox 360 Fun Zone. Here kids can participate in activities to get a passport stamped. After completing all the stations, they can try for a chance to win a XBox Kinect.
Highlights during the game include visits by Taima the Hawk. Before Sunday home games she flies out of the Seahawks’ tunnel leading them on to the field. Throughout the stadium visitors can also see the Seahawks Blue Thunder drumline perform. Fans can also keep an eye out for Blitz, the team’s mascot.
Inside the stadium fans enjoy an array of concession items. A local favorite is Uli’s Famous Sausage including the Chicken Apple Sausage and regular bratwursts. Visitors can also sample the Pike Place Market Dog. The hot dog is covered with macaroni and cheese and crumbled potato chips.
Single game tickets for the team go on sale at the end of August each year. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Seahawks Box Office on the Northwest side of the stadium.
Attending a game at CenturyLink Field lets visitors experience the excitement of being a part of the NFL’s loudest crowd. The energy of the fans combined with the stadium’s great amenities makes attending a Seahawks game unforgettable for visitors.