Seattle Sounders FC March to the Match

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TEAM SPIRIT

Seattle’s hometown spirit resounds through three world-class sports arenas, all a short walk or a Link light rail ride away from major hotels, the convention center, and each other. And the city is no stranger to hosting world-class sporting events, from the 2023 MLB All-Star Game and 2024 NHL Winter Classic at T-Mobile Park to FIFA World Cup 2026 matches at Lumen Field. Our passionate fandom’s enthusiasm for athletic effort and teamwork is contagious, creating an amazing setting for your next sports event.

FAST FACTS:

  • Seattle holds one of the highest average attendance records in Major League Soccer, beating out some premier league teams’ attendance in England.
  • In just 12 minutes, the city sold 10,000 season tickets to support the Seattle Kraken’s inaugural season–nine months before their first game.

  • The Seattle Storm has four championship titles and is one of just two woman-owned WNBA franchises in the country.
  • Lumen Field, where Seattle Seahawks play, is one of the loudest stadiums in the NFL—maxing out at 137.6 decibels, the equivalent of a plane taking off.
Sounders FC match at Lumen Field, 2020. Brittany Carchano

LUMEN FIELD

With seats for 70,000, Lumen Field erupts in thunderous cheers with every Seahawks touchdown and Sounders FC goal. With the recent addition of the professional women’s soccer team OL Reign, there are even more opportunities to experience the thrill of pro sports at this state-of-the-art stadium. Plus, the FIFA Men’s World Cup is coming in 2026! The complex also offers private suites for groups and hosts an array of international and local vendors, including Din Tai Fung, Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, and Elysian Brewing. And that’s not all: Adjacent to the stadium is WaMu Theater, a flexible performance space where some of the world’s greatest artists take the stage.

Photo: Alabastro Photography

T-MOBILE PARK

Next door to Lumen Field is the magenta pink- lit T-Mobile Park, home of the Seattle Mariners. The ballpark’s retractable roof—built to cover nine acres—ensures you can make it out to the ball game rain or shine, including the 2023 MLB All-Star Game! Don’t forget to catch the food options between innings, overseen by award-winning chef Ethan Stowell, like three-dollar hot dogs and nachos, poké, and even toasted grasshopper with chili-lime salt. The almost 50,000-seat stadium also hosts concerts, tours, public art, facility rentals, theme and community nights, and the Baseball Museum of the Pacific Northwest with a Mariners Hall of Fame.

A large square-shaped building in the middle ground surrounded by yellow trees and buildings. Rachael Jones

CLIMATE PLEDGE ARENA

The ice-slicing Kraken are newcomers to Seattle and the NHL, and they join the WNBA’s Seattle Storm at Climate Pledge Arena—a brand new, cutting-edge home that reflects modern innovation and science—equipped with a 15,000-gallon cistern to resurface the rink, more than 12,000 plants and trees, and a net-zero carbon sustainability design. Conveniently located in Seattle Center, it also hosts top-billed concerts and rents out several lounges and spaces for corporate events. Catch a practice at the newly constructed Kraken Community Iceplex, just north of downtown, where you can also rent a rink for your group and enjoy dinner at the 32 Bar and Grill.

Courtesy of King County Parks

WEYERHAEUSER KING COUNTY AQUATIC CENTER

Located 30 minutes south of Seattle is the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center, a world-class facility that includes a diving pool, an Olympic-sized competition pool, and a warm water recreation pool. It hosts top national and international competitions, including the 2000 and 2012 Olympic Diving Trials as well as the 2018 Special Olympic USA Games. It will host the 2025 NCAA DI Women and Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships.

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