Seahawks Overview

Fast facts

League: NFL

Head Coach: Pete Carroll

Team Mascot: Blitz, Boom, Taima the Hawk (live Augur hawk)

Year Opened: 2002

Capacity: 68740

City / State: Seattle / Washington

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Seahawks vs 49ers

Rival Team: San Francisco 49ers

The rivalry between these two NFC West teams dates back to 2002 when the Seahawks joined the NFC after playing in the AFC from 1976 to 2001. The rivalry has heated up over the last few seasons as both the 49ers and Seahawks have been among the best teams in the NFL. The Seahawks lead the all-time series 18-15 and have won the only playoff matchup between the two winning the 2014 NFC Championship game 23-17.

Seahawks vs Broncos

Rival Team: Denver Broncos

The Broncos and Seahawks were divisional rivals from 1980 to 2002 when the divisions were realigned and the Seahawks moved from the AFC to the NFC. Although these two teams have only met on a few occasions since the Seahawks made the switch to the NFC, they have met on the game's largest stage having met in Super Bowl XLVIII where Seattle took down Denver 43-8 to secure their first Super Bowl victory.

Seahawks Tailgate Guide


Seahawks fans are a jovial bunch who love to party and have a good time. The fans in Seattle typically arrive five hours early to get the most out of their tailgate experience, which usually means getting to the tailgate lots as early as 7:00 AM. Make sure to get to the game early if you want to get a good spot and experience Seattle Seahawks tailgating at its finest.

In Seattle people love to show off their Seahawks pride and tailgating is no exception. The tailgate lots here are a sea of blue, green, and silver as everyone gets all decked out in Seahawks gear. Another common sight at a Seahawks tailgate is The 12th Man Flag, which can be seen flying at pretty much every tailgate party.
Regardless of the weather, Seattle fans come out in force to tailgate and cheer on their Seahawks. Make sure to get to the game early to make the most out of your Seahawks game day experience.


Hawk Alley

If you’re looking for a great place to tailgate before the game then look no further than Hawk Alley. At Hawk Alley, you’ll find a great pre-game experience equipped with tailgate activities and extravagant tailgate vehicles. One of these impressive tailgate vehicles is Hawk One, a converted RV that has been made into a moveable Seahawks shrine. Another great spot to check out is the Bussell Wilson, which is a 1996 short bus converted to a mobile tailgate extravaganza, which features different themed foods every week.

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Touchdown City

If you’re looking to experience something a bit different from your typical tailgate party then Touchdown City has you covered. Here inside the Lumen Field Event Center, you’ll find a variety of games and activities including the 710 KIRO pre-game broadcast and Sea Gals meet and greets. If you want to take a break from tailgating and are looking for something to do make sure to stop by Touchdown City.

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Lumen Field Tour

If you get into town early and are looking for something to do before game day then be sure to check out the Lumen Field Tour. This tour is great for any die-hard Seahawks fan as it gives you a chance to see what goes on behind the scenes at Lumen Field and even allows you to step on the actual field.

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Where to tailgate

Seahawks Stadium Guide

In Game

Lumen Field is rocking during a Seahawks game as the fans are some of loudest in the NFL having set the record for stadium noise level on a few occasions. The loudness of the fans has a major impact on the game as it makes Lumen Field a very tough place for opposing teams. Opposing teams have even tried to replicate the noise in their preparation leading up to their visit to Seattle. However, this has done little to help as the Seahawks have amassed an impressive home record over the years.

Regarding design, Lumen Field is fairly unique due to the fact it is located on the smallest build site in the entire NFL. As a result of the small space, the upper deck is cantilevered meaning the seats are both closer to the field and at a steeper angle than any other stadium. The fact the seats are so close to the field helps create an intimate atmosphere that can’t be found at a lot of the other larger stadiums in the league. The closeness to the field also creates great sightlines that are unparalleled in the NFL. The excellent sightlines and the strong fan support make a Seahawks game a must see for football fans everywhere.

Things to check out

Lumen Field Artwork

Lumen Field has a wide variety of artwork all around the facility including pieces by Bob Haozous, Cheryl dos Remédios, James Lavadour, Juan Alonso, and Peter Shelton. Perhaps the most well-known piece of artwork at Lumen Field is Bob Haozous’s piece on the North Tower, which features four colorful discs. Make sure to check out all the fine artwork Lumen Field has to offer when attending your next Seahawks game.

Taima, the Hawk

Taima, is the Seahawks live hawk mascot, who before every game takes flight and leads the Seahawks onto the field. Get to your seat early, so that you don’t miss this excellent tradition.

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Blue Thunder Drumline

Blue Thunder perform before, during, and after Seahawks games. The drumline incorporates a unique blend of rhythm and visuals to create a one of a kind musical experience that every fan should check out.

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Seahawks fans are nicknamed The 12s, which is a name they live up to as their loudness plays a major role in propelling the Seahawks to victory. The 12s gets things started each game with the raising of The 12s Flag, which is usually done by a Seattle sports icon. This tradition sets the tone and gets everyone up and cheering before the game even starts. Being part of The 12s is something special that is worth the price of admission all on its own.

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Sea Gals

The Sea Gals put on a great show throughout the game as they perform a variety of dance routines. Make sure to look for the Sea Gals as they try to get The 12s going.

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Blitz and Boom

Blitz and Boom are the official mascots of the Seattle Seahawks. Blitz has served as the Seahawks mascot since 1998 although he has undergone some changes over the years. Boom, however, is a brand new mascot that debuted in 2014, so look for both him and Blitz to amp up the crowd when necessary.

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Fight Songs



  2. Let’s Go Seahawks!

    Let’s Go Seahawks!
    Let’s Go Seahawks!
    Let’s Go Seahawks!

  3. The Squawk Unleashed


Seahawks Bars & Restaurants

  1. King Street Bar and Oven

    King Street

    "Whatever a man, a woman, another woman, a midget in a clown suit and a donkey do in our bar is their own business."

    170 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104, USA


    Bar website

    american - pizza - $$

  2. Hooverville Bar

    beer glass

    Kick back. Grab some peanuts. Play some pinball and shoot a few asteroids.

    1721 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  3. Cowgirls


    Cowgirls Inc. is located in the heart of Seattle’s Pioneer Square steps away from two stadiums – Century Link and Safeco Field.

    421 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  4. Fuel

    Mike Speedway Lounge Beer Northstar Bar and Grill Beer Shipleys Tavern Beer Press Box Sports Bar Beer

    Ultimate sports bar located in Pioneer Square just blocks away from C-Link & Safeco Fields! 20 Flat screens and 1 Huge projector with state of the art sound, you can never go wrong.

    8037 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  5. Sluggers Sports Bar

    Sluggers Seattle

    Right across from Qwest field, it makes for a raucous time before & after games.

    538 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  6. Taylor Shellfish Oyster Bar

    Taylor Shellfish Farms

    We proudly serve the Pacific Northwest’s best shellfish, delicious accompaniments and thoughtfully paired wines, beers and cocktails.

    410 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  7. Zeitgeist Kunst & Kaffee

    coffee beans

    Zeitgeist Coffee is a coffeehouse in the heart of Pioneer Square in downtown Seattle, serving illy coffee and showcasing local, fine art.

    171 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98104, USA


    Bar website

    cafe - $

  8. Blazing Bagels

    Blazing Bagels

    Blazing Bagels provides great food prepared with passion, care and all-natural and fresh ingredients. We provide a positive “OMG” sensory experience that starts right when our customers walk into our doors.

    1911 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  9. Cherry Street Coffee House

    Cherry St

    It's with our specialty coffee, and a warm “good morning”, that we awaken our community. It’s through our house-made breakfast bagels, soup, salads, and sandwiches, we nourish it throughout the day.

    700 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA


    Bar website

    cafe - $

  10. Boiling Point

    Boiling Point

    Specializing in Taiwanese hot soup!

    610 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104, USA


    Bar website

    asian - $$

  11. Sluggers Seattle

    Sluggers Seattle

    Great place to chill before or after any Seattle sporting event, which means -- expect a great crowd!

    538 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  12. The Hawks Nest Sports Bar and Grill

    Hawks Nest Bar

    Come to this place to grab some drinks before or after your favorite Seattle games to sustain that high-level experience!

    1028 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  13. King Street Grill

    King Street Grill

    King Street Bar and Oven was established in 1997 and has been the premier pizza and sports bar in historic Pioneer Square ever since.

    170 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104, USA


    Bar website

    american - pizza - sportsbar - $$

  14. Metropolitan Grill

    Metropolitan Grill steak

    The moment you step inside Metropolitan Grill, you will know you have entered a classic steakhouse. Every cut is hand selected and custom dry-aged with our proprietary seasonings; ensuring the most tender and flavorful steak.

    820 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA


    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$$$

  15. McCoy’s Firehouse

    McCoys Firehouse

    Not a very boring place to be and most certainly no boring foods! Discover why people love us!

    173 S Washington St, Seattle, WA 98104, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  16. SODO Deli

    SODO Deli sandwich

    A Family Owned and Operated Sandwich Shop

    3228 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134, USA


    Bar website

    italian - $