Whether you’re an NFL veteran or a professional football newbie, you’ve probably heard of the “12th Man.” In Seattle, this is the moniker for the Seahawks’ ever growing legion of fans. There are 11 players on the field in a regulation NFL game. In Seattle, the team’s “it” factor--beyond professional talent--is the unspoken 12th man.
For Seahawks, that 12th man spot is filled by fans decked out in navy, green, and gray from painted faces to multi-colored wigs to jerseys from their favorite players. These fans have twice held the Guinness World Record for loudest crowd roar at an outdoor stadium, raising the noise to 137.6 decibels (that’s as loud as a jet engine). But for Seattle, 12thman-hood begins long before the game.
Though game goers are not permitted to tailgate on CenturyLink Field property, the Seahawks provide enough on-site entertainment that most don’t even miss it. Start with fan-favorite Touchdown City, sip on beer or food from local vendors, then head in for the game. Don’t miss the magic of Seattle Seahawks home games.
While you can’t tailgate on CenturyLink Field property, you can tailgate in the North Lot. So start your game day there. If you’re not holding your own tailgate, you may be able to crash another 12th man party as long as you either BYOB or come with some beer money in-hand
Before, during, and after the game, you’ll also likely encounter Blue Thunder, the drumline of the Seattle Seahawks. Blue Thunder features a mash-up of rock and roll drumming and drum corps style. You’ll never know where they’ll appear before the game, but you can bet they’ll appear throughout the Stadium District.
Touchdown City offers Seahawks fans a comprehensive pre-game experience. You’ll find everything you need here to celebrate the Seahawks before they take the field. Play interactive games and contests. Try your hand at yard games. Pose for photo opportunities. Listen to live cover bands.
This is also one of the best opportunities for fans to get close to other important figures in the Seahawks franchise. Snag an autograph from the Sea Gals. Snap a photo with Boom, the team mascot, and Taima, the team’s augur hawk. Then peruse the Pro Shop to be sure you’re all suited up for the game to come.
Admission to Touchdown City is free and open to all fans. Find it inside the CenturyLink Field Event Center off Occidental Avenue.
Before making your way to the game, stop buy Frolik Kitchen + Cocktail for a Seahawks happy hour. Then, make your way to CenturyLink Field’s North Plaza or Touchdown City for more pre-game food and drinks. These food and drink value items will keep you snacking throughout your pre-game activities. Sip on $6 premium wine and beer, $5 domestic beer, or choose from a variety of $3 offerings like water or soda, a hot dog, a pretzel, nachos, or french fries.
The Seahawks also offer several value combos to keep you satisfied during the game. Choose from meal deals like the 12s Combo, which includes two hot dogs, two bottles of water and a large popcorn.
Brush up on all the policies you need to know before you head to CenturyLink Field for game day. The last thing you want is to be turned away at the gate. Be prepared so you don’t miss out on the action.
Charter and general ticket holders can enter CenturyLink Field two hours prior to kickoff. Suite ticket holders can enter as early as three hours before kickoff, as can Delta Sky360 Club and Field Seat ticket holders.
Believe it or not, fans can bring food into the games. Most outside beverages are not allowed, but fans are welcome to pack food in approved clear bags. Beverage exceptions are made for factory-sealed water bottles, baby bottles, and beverages for medical needs.
Re-entry is only permitted up until kickoff. Fans who exit CenturyLink Field after kickoff cannot re-enter.
Like most stadiums, CenturyLink Field has tightened its bag policies over the years. During Seattle Seahawks games, fans can only carry pre-approved styles and sizes of bags. Clear totes of up to 12” by 12” by 6” are permitted, as are small, 4” by 6” clutches or a one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag. Make sure your game day goodies fit in bags of these sizes.
Pro tip: don’t spend too much time on transportation. Save every second for pre-game events like Touchdown City. From Motif Seattle, CenturyLink Field is just over a mile away. 2nd Avenue leads all the way to the stadium, and even passes popular Seattle sights like Pioneer Square and the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park.
Become part of the 12th man at a Seattle Seahawks home game. There aren’t enough words to describe CenturyLink Field as the fans fill the air with noise louder than a jet engine or shake the stadium enough to make it feel like an earthquake. A Seahawks game is a must, even for those who aren’t as familiar with football. The game-day experience alone is well worth the cost of the ticket. Be sure to add a game to the Seattle fall itinerary.
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