What Sports teams to see in Seattle

By April 9, 2017

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Seattle is a wonderful city and I will be visiting for the third time this year, I can’t say it’s my favourite city in America as I have only been to two, so would be unfair but it is a wonderful city and I love going back every year.

This year I am flying into Portland, spending a few days there before heading to the conference in Seattle and then heading to Vancouver before flying home, but I still get to spend 4 nights in this wonderful city and maybe get to see something new. In this series of blogs, I am going to share with you what I have found that I have like to visit in the city and things I didn’t enjoy.

What sports are there to see in Seattle?

Marines Baseball ground

Baseball:

This is something I have always wanted to watch live, being from Britain – it’s not really a sport we follow much, but from the movies I’ve always wanted to grab a hot dog from a seller so the first time I went I got tickets to a Sunday afternoon game, they cost about $20 it’s really cheap and it doesn’t surprise me with the number of games they play.

The food courts under the stands serve some amazing food and while I didn’t get a hot dog some guy kept bring me beer – so I spent an afternoon in the sun watching an exciting game and having a beer or two (I even got sun burnt). Brilliant way to spend a few hours. While I didn’t fully understand all the rules, a local guy helped me out.

The Marines are now my Baseball team and try and watch them on TV when I can.

For prices, game schedule and more info on the team visit the official site.

CenturyLink Field, Seattle in July 5, 2012. It was originally called Seahawks Stadium but was renamed Qwest Field

American Football: 

The second time I went the conference was on later in the year and the Seattle Seahawks was at home, the price put me off going the cheapest ticket I could find was about $300, I can see why they are expensive its about 7 homes games a year they play, but found an amazing Irish bar to watch the game in (been day before to watch Liverpool demolish Chelsea) and had a great laugh and the atmosphere was incredible, it is a city which loves its American Football, everyone seems to have a jersey or hat or some merchandise on during match day. I can only image what it must be like to watch a game. The conference has moved back to its original date of July so can’t see it moving back so might have to be in America for another reason to catch an NFL game.

I started following NFL before I came to America and my team is the Saints, I am still not sure why. I really wanted a ticket to watch them at Wembley but they sold out too quickly.

For more information on schedule and tickets check out the official website.

Century Link Field is the home field for the Seattle Seahawks the National Football League (NFL) and Seattle Sounders FC Major League Soccer (MLS)

Soccer (or football)

Being from England I am a huge football (any American readers, when I mention football I mean what you call soccer). I am a Liverpool fan and have been to some amazing games and the atmosphere at Anfield is just amazing, especially on European nights. I have been told that Seattle Sounders are the best supported and more like a European team in terms of their following, the ground is located next to the NFL ground, which is also where the baseball stadium is.

If I can squeeze a game in during the next conference I would love to watch a game and soak up the atmosphere. However since my football hero moved to play in the MLS I have a soft spot for the LA Galaxy, but if the atmosphere at the Sounders is half as good as Anfield I know I would have a great night.

In the UK the women’s game isn’t that good, but I know football is huge for women in America so was hoping to catch a game, but the season ends two weeks before I arrive.

For ticket information or to see when they are playing check out the official site.

Basketball:

Another sport I have not really followed, if you haven’t worked out I love my sports but basketball has never really interested me, Seattle has a team called the Seattle Storm.

They play while I am over in Seattle and tickets go on sale in a few days. Depending on the price I might give it ago and see what it’s about – however, the conference does put n some really good networking opportunities so still unsure.

Ice Hockey:

Another sport I don’t know much about but would love to watch it. There is something which always intrigues me about the sport but as I am going in July then the season is well over by then.

I think I might have to make a visit towards the back end of a year and time it well to see if I can get baseball, hockey and an NFL game all in one trip.

Seattle does have a few other amateur teams to follow, but with such a choice of pro sports it really does have something for every type of sports fan, whether you’re a novice like me and just want to experience it for the first time or are a true diehard of a sport and want to watch the Seattle team play.

The roller skates and legs of a female Roller Derby team

Roller Derby:

Another mad sport that I want to attend and watch, but they again play over winter and not in July. The season starts in November and ends in April with tickets selling out pretty fast (tickets go on sale about a month before the event) and are pretty cheap around $20 a ticket.

Seattle does have a few other amateur teams to follow, but with such a choice of pro sports it really does have something for every type of sports fan, whether you’re a novice like me and just want to experience it for the first time or are a true diehard of a sport and want to watch the Seattle team play.

If sports aren’t your thing or you want something else to see and do while you are in Seattle why not check out these handy guides.

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