About Lumen Field
Just a mile from downtown Seattle, the massive CenturyLink Field, notoriously loud and boisterous, certainly lives up to its hometown’s reputation. This multi-purpose stadium perfectly captures the excitement and drama of not just NFL events but Major League soccer matches as well, meaning there’s something for everyone in this premier Pacific Northwest open-air arena.
History of CenturyLink Field
CenturyLink Field is a newcomer to the field, as it was constructed between 2000 and 2002 to replace the aging King County Multipurpose Domed Stadium. Lovingly referred to as the Kingdome, it stood from 1976 to 2000 before being demolished to make way for CenturyLink Field, which was built on its former footprint.
What Makes CenturyLink Field So Special?
CenturyLink Field is a high-capacity stadium built on the smallest footprint in the NFL. The U-shaped stadium holds more than 72,000 fans featuring a unique cantilevered design that happens to offer great views of the field, thanks to the way the upper sections are positioned. It’s also one of the loudest venues in the NFL, as it’s been verified by Guinness World Records to create a roar of more than 137 decibels. That’s louder than a jet engine taking off. It’s also well over the point where you’ll experience permanent hearing damage, so trust us when we say you should pack your earplugs if you’re going to CenturyLink Field anytime soon!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is CenturyLink Field located?
CenturyLink Field is located in Seattle, Washington.
What kind of events does CenturyLink Field host?
There are a number of CenturyLink Field events that take place every year. Both collegiate and high school-level football games are played at CenturyLink Field and it’s been the home of Supercross since 2005. There’s an event center that’s connected to CenturyLink Field that hosts some concerts, too. The stadium itself is occasionally used for speaking engagements for much larger crowds, like when the Dalai Lama gave a half-hour speech there in 2008.
Which team is playing at CenturyLink Field?
CenturyLink Field is the home field for the Seattle Seahawks (NFL) and Seattle Sounders FC (MLS).
Where can I park for free at CenturyLink Field?
With 10,000 parking spaces around the stadium, you have a lot of parking options to choose from. The official lots are generally reserved for season ticket holders, but you can find parking in one of the many lots and garages around the stadium. Prices range from $10-$30.
What is the seating capacity of CenturyLink Field?
CenturyLink Field events can host around 67,000 people.
Who owns CenturyLink Field?
CenturyLink Field is owned by First & Goal Inc.
How do I get to CenturyLink Field using public transport?
Catch the Sound Transit to King Street Station - just a short walk to CenturyLink Field. You can also take Link light rail or ST Express bus service to CenturyLink Field every home game. You also have the option of taking the AmTrak to the stadium if you’re coming from Portland, Southwest Washington, Bellingham, and the north.