Home of the Seattle Seahawks football team, CenturyLink Field is the home stadium for the local team of Seattle Washington. The stadium, known until 2011 as Qwest Field, was built where the Kingdome used to stand, and is now one of the most well-known concert and sports venues in Seattle. The Kingdome used to be the home field of the Seattle Mariners and other local sports teams. It was demolished on March 26, 2000 to make way for the new stadium. This was the largest implosion in the world of any concrete structure and it cleared the way for the new state-of-the-art football stadium. The stadium's location near Pioneer Square and downtown Seattle means there are many great hotels near CenturyLinkField, as well as plenty of restaurants, bars, and attractions including Pike Place Market.
The Seattle Seahawks also used to make their home at the Husky Stadium. This was one of the noisiest stadiums in the country, so it was hard for players of the visiting team to hear what their quarterbacks were saying. Husky Stadium, which is the home of the University of Washington Huskies football team, was home to the Seahawks team throughout the years briefly in 1994, 2000, and 2001.
The name of CenturyLink Field used to be "The Hawk", or "Seahawks Stadium" before the company Qwest purchased the naming right. From June 2, 2004, until 2011, the Seattle Seahawks stadium was called Qwest Field; it became CenturyLink after that company purchased Qwest and bought out the contract on the naming rights. The Seattle Seahawks have been a part of the NFC since 1976. The National Football Conference lost the Seahawks when they joined the AFC, where they remained until 2002, when the Seattle Seahawks returned to play in the NFC.
The Seahawks made history during the 2005-2006 season when they won their first conference championship and a trip to Super Bowl XL against the AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers. The Seahawks lost the Super Bowl matchup 21-10, but the showed the world that Seattle had world-class talent as well as some of the loudest and devoted fans around. Those fans call CenturyLink Field, also known as the Clink, their football home.
CenturyLink From The Field
Tickets to see the Seattle Seahawks are harder to come by every year. Fall tickets for Seahawks games at CenturyLink Field art regularly sold out. If you"re a season ticket holder, you are guaranteed tickets, but not necessarily the seat you want. The key to enjoying a great game by the Seahawks is to get in line early, have patience and smile.