Seattle Sounders FC
68,740 (all seated)
Address: CenturyLink Field, 800 Occidental Avenue South, Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Ticket Office: 206-381-7848
Pitch Size: 106.07m x 68.58m
Pitch Type: FieldTurf Revolution 360
Club Nickname: The Sounders
Year Ground Opened: 2002
Undersoil Heating: No
Shirt Sponsors: Zulily
Home Kit: Rave Green and Blue
Away Kit: Black and Pink
The CenturyLink Field is a stadium that was constructed in 2002 as a multipurpose destination. It is now capable of hosting MLS and NFL games in sizeable numbers. This modern facility is known for the strong atmosphere that it generates. Now, it holds the Guinness world record for creating the loudest crowd roar in 2014. The stadium was built at a cost of just under $400 million with most of the funds coming from taxpayers money. Initially, CenturyLink Field was limited in capacity to just 27,000 odd seats but it was later improved for MLS games. The biggest advantage of this ground is its ability to increase the stadium capacity when required. There are a few hundred club seats and suites on offer.
Any supporter who visits the CenturyLink Field will be treated to a great experience. Most of the seating at this ground is covered. The intention is to protect the spectators while still preserving the atmosphere within the stadium. CenturyLink Field excels in this regard and its modern nature is also apparent from the facilities on offer. There are many drinking fountains laid out through the stadium. There are also a couple of video boards that provide better understanding of games that take place on the artificial turf. The video boards are of high resolution and there are two in number.
How to get there by car & Where to park?
It is quite easy to reach CenturyLink Field via a car. The ground is located in downtown Seattle at the southern edge. Most of the downtown locations in Seattle will be within walking distance. If visitors decide to get there by car, the junction of I-90 and I-5 will be the key. Since the ground has more than 8000 parking spots, visitors are likely to be spoiled for choice. Each parking space could cost around $20 and they can be pre-purchased online. The season-ticket holders can also go with pre-purchased parking passes at the time of picking up these tickets. Since the ground is well connected by road, visitors should have no trouble in getting to the ground using the satnav address:
Address: 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98134
By train or metro
The options to get to the stadium via public transport can be limited. The Sounder train that goes to the King Street Station will be the key option, as it would place visitors within just a short distance away from the stadium. The train option is particularly useful during the weekend day games. The ST Express bus service and Link light rail are also options for visitors. The quickest way to reach the stadium is to use the Amtrak, which has a station just outside the ground. It is advisable to book tickets for the trains in advance, as they fill up quickly during game days.
The tickets to watch Seattle Sounders play at the CenturyLink Field can be purchased at the stadium or at the official site. The immense popularity of the club in this part of the United States makes it quite hard to get tickets for popular matches against the likes of Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps. The season-ticket holders get preference but tickets for other games would typically range from $25-$60 depending on the seating position. A place behind the goal will usually cost about $30 while a place on the long side will set fans back by $60.
Emerald City Supporters
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Vancouver Whitecaps and Portland Timbers
There are special features at the CenturyLink Field to aid disabled spectators. These features include special entrances, ramps, restrooms, first aid stations, and more. For a disabled fan who wants to get dropped off at the stadium, there are special terminals that are conducive for this purpose. Furthermore, a disabled fan can use the special elevators that are located in the south-west, Northwest, and north-east corners. A special wheelchair dispatch service is available for fans who need accessibility assistance. In this case, a staff member will provide special assistance and attention at the entrance/gate to escort the fan to their seat.
The CenturyLink Field is available for fans who want a detailed look at the stadium. Since it is one of the few NFL/soccer stadiums that allow visitors to have comprehensive access, it makes sense to avail the tour. The tickets for the tour can be purchased online. All visitors will get to enjoy different highlights of the stadium like the visiting locker room, wall of legend, lounge, suite, helmet world, home interview room, and more. The entire length of the tour lasts for about 90 minutes. Apart from being able to get a full-length and in-depth look at the stadium, visitors will also get excellent views of downtown Seattle, Olympic mountains, and more.
If users are ready to spend a little bit extra, they will be able to get access to the stadium on a private tour. However, the private tours have to be booked in advance and Seattle Sounders will be confirming the availability of the tour only a few weeks in advance. The prices for these private tours are significantly higher than a regular tour. CenturyLink Field is quite accommodative of visitors coming up with gadgets, but it is not possible to take video cameras and beverages.
Seattle Sounders v Toronto FC in 2019: 69,274
2019-2020: Major League Soccer (12,201)
2018-2019: Major League Soccer (40,247)
2017-2018: Major League Soccer (40,641)
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