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CenturyLink Field - Seattle, WA
The CenturyLink Field (Formerly Qwest Field) is the multi-sport stadium located in Seattle, Washington, providing a home stadium to the Major League Soccer (MLS) team Seattle Sounders. It is also the home field for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). Aside from the soccer and football stadium, you can find a large stage for concerts, trade shows and consumer shows held at the event center, and live shows at the WaMu Theater. Catch hard hitting NFL action with Seattle Seahawks tickets and exciting MLS action with Sounders tickets.
This stadium fits 67,000 people and most areas of the stadium provide fans with skyline views of downtown Seattle. Construction began in 2000 and lasted two years.
The first soccer game held at the CenturyLink Field in Seattle was a match for the Seattle Sounders United Soccer Leagues (USL) team, later being used for MLS team Seattle Sounders FC in 2009. It was also the location of many special events and appearances, including the 2009 MLS Cup. They also broke a field attendance record with 67,385 people coming to watch their victory against the Portland Timbers.
There are 67,000 standard seats at CenturyLink Field, which can be expanded to 72,000 seats for special events and concerts. There are twice as many restrooms at the stadium than at the Kingdome, with a total of 63 restrooms. For disabled individuals and their companions, 1,400 seats are available. You can find 45 food concession stands and 55 concession stands for beer only.
Getting There and Getting In
Parking & Directions
Due to its proximity to downtown Seattle, the CenturyLink Field is incredibly easy to get to from just about any direction. The stadium's neighboring areas are the Industrial District, Pioneer Square, and International District of Seattle. The local and regional public buses arrive within three blocks of the stadium, providing an easy walk to the main entrance. There are express routes by the Metro bus service, bringing you to various Park and Ride lots for easy access. There is also a train service that arrives at the King Street Station in Seattle, which is also within walking distance of the stadium. In fact, Amtrak brought 64,000 fans to the stadium in 2008 alone. There is also access to games at the stadium via the International District/Chinatown Station.
If you plan to drive to CenturyLink Field stadium, you will find 2,000 parking spaces in the parking garage, with an additional 8,400 spaces outdoors. This is significantly less than the amount of people the stadium holds, so many use Park and Ride, carpool with friends, or take public transportation to avoid the traffic and prevent not getting a parking space. Nearby interstates that bring you to CenturyLink Field include the Washington State Route 99 on the West and the I-5 and I-90 on the East. The State Route 519 freeway also connects to the I-90.