Whether you are a Seattle Seahawks fanatic, a general fan of NFL football, or even just love architecture, taking a tour of the home of the the NFL Seattle Seahawks and the MLS Seattle Sounders can be a great activity for the whole family.
History of Qwest Stadium
(It's a great video, by the way. Take 20 seconds to watch it. It's amazing.)
So, anyway, the new Qwest Stadium was finally finished in 2002 and I must say that I haven't found too many people that miss the Kingdome now that they've been inside Qwest Stadium. It's a fabulous stadium.
I mean, what's not to like? Great view of the skyline... sideline and endzone seating within 50 feet of the playing field... 67,000+ seating... and architecture making it one of the loudest stadiums in the NFL.
Yeah, one of the loudest.
This was actually done on purpose in the design. The roof was designed to reflect the sound of the fans back onto the field and metal seats were installed in part of the stadium so that the fans could stomp their feet and basically cause the opposing team to get confused and not be able to hear what's going on.
Qwest Stadium Tour
I mean, hey, there's nothing quite like sitting in a luxury suite, going to the visitor's locker room, and (the best part) walking on the field. The tour lasts about an hour and a half and is wheelchair accessible, but there are some great guides that can lead the tours, so the time will just fly by.
Of course, you can't take the Qwest stadium tour on game day, but September through May the tours start at 12:30 and 2:30 on Fridays and Saturdays, while June through August the tours are everyday at the same time.
Return from the Qwest Stadium Tour back to Seattle Area Sports.
Have you done the Qwest stadium tour?
Do you have a great story about this? Share it!