There is no better place to be in the fall on a Sunday than at CenturyLink Field. As the official home of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and the unofficial home of the NFL’s loudest 12th man, this venue is rocking every time the home team is in town. With football season just starting up, and the Seahawks treating fans to a close win in the home opener, now is the perfect time to finally catch a Seahawks game in person if you’re a football fan. You won’t be disappointed!
In addition to hosting the Seahawks, CenturyLink is also home to the MLS Seattle Sounders team and a variety of concerts and special events throughout the year. There is always something fun going on at this conveniently located downtown Seattle stadium. Here is everything that you need to know about how to make the most out of a visit to this modern stadium complex.
CENTURYLINK VENUE DETAILS
This 72,000-seat stadium is the heart and soul of downtown Seattle. It doesn’t matter if you are watching the Super Bowl champion Seahawks take the field or catching the latest hot musical act, CenturyLink provides a superior guest experience. Parking is available in the adjacent parking garage or you can find less expensive options in the many lots that surround the stadium.
Big Seahawks games on this fall’s home slate include contests against the Baltimore Ravens and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In addition to the games that the Seahawks are hosting this fall, the stadium will also feature the last regular-season games of the Sounders. Some hot concerts this fall include Zedd and Byran Adams.
WHERE TO STAY WHEN VISITING CENTURYLINK
You will not be disappointed with the wide array of lodging options around CenturyLink Field. For the quintessential Seattle waterfront experience, the iconic Edgewater Hotel or the Seattle Marriott Waterfront are popular choices that put you right in the mix. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Seattle, you would be wise to consider the Hyatt House Seattle/Bellevue. Bellevue is just a few minutes away across Lake Washington, but it offers a totally chill vibe. The Hyatt House delivers a great mix of convenience, comfortable guest rooms, and proximity to the best dining and shopping options of downtown Bellevue.
WHAT TO DO AROUND CENTURYLINK
You cannot visit the Emerald City without taking in the sights and sounds of the famous Pike Place Market. This outdoor market area is located within walking distance of the stadium complex, making it the perfect complement for a day at CenturyLink. Shopping enthusiasts will appreciate all of the options at the Bellevue Collection with its various indoor and outdoor malls focused on luxury goods. Seattle is also a great place to soak up the beauty of Mother Nature. A stroll through the Bellevue Botanical Garden is an ideal way to get up close and personal with the beauty of the Pacific Northwest in an idyllic urban setting.
WHERE TO EAT AROUND CENTURYLINK
Because of its central downtown location, there is an abundance of food and drink options surrounding the stadium. A myriad of lively bars and pubs line the roads to the stadium, offering the perfect place to connect with locals before the big game or concert. Popular choices include Elysian Fields Brewery Company or Pyramid Alehouse Restaurant. The outdoor beer garden of Pyramid is always buzzing with action before an event at CenturyLink. Or walk down the few blocks to the Puget Sound waterfront district to find a host of fresh seafood options. Be sure to check out the iconic Ivar’s Acres of Clams, The Crab Pot, or Elliott’s Oyster House.