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Seattle Seahawks - Qwest Field

Seattle Seahawks - Qwest Field
Address: 800 Occidental Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98134
Quest Field
Name: Qwest Field
Home Team: Seattle Seahawks
Capacity: 67,00
Playing Surface: Grass
Year Opened: 2002

After more than two decades of playing in a stadium with another tenant, the Seattle Seahawks moved into their own stadium in the summer of 2002. After spending more than two decades at the Kingdome; a multipurpose dome facility, which was also the home of the Seattle Mariners (MLB), the Seahawks wanted a new facility for themselves along with the Mariners. In the mid 1990çs voters approved bonds for two new stadiums to be built.

A new baseball only stadium, Safeco Field, was constructed adjacent to the Kingdome. However, the Seahawks new facility was to be constructed on the same site as the Kingdome. In order for the new stadium to be built, the Kingdome had to be imploded. While the new stadium was being constructed, the Seahawks moved to Husky Stadium, home of the Washington Huskies (NCAA). Construction began on the Qwest Field in early 2000. The Seahawks christened their new state of the art facility on September 15, 2002.

The stadium is configured in a horse shoe shape, with three tiers of 68,000 seats. The north end of the stadium is open, allowing superb views of the surrounding Seattle area. A 13-story tower with a scoreboard at the top and bleacher seats for up to 3,000 fans, known as the "Hawk Nest" is also located on the north side. Qwest Field is the first of its kind to have luxury suites on the field directly behind the north endzone to provide an in-your-face experience. The stadium has a total of 82 luxury suites and over 7,000 club seats. One of the most unique features of the stadium is the overhanging roof design and rainbow tri-chord trusses that rise 260 feet above the field. The roof covers 70 percent of the seats keeping many fans dry during inclement weather.

The exterior of the stadium consists of red brick, and brick-accented colored concrete, tan pre-cast concrete and white painted steel for the roofing supports; blending in with other surround facilities. Fans attending games at Qwest Field have some of the best views than at any other stadium in the NFL. In June 2004, Qwest Communications International Inc. purchased the naming rights to the stadium, thus the stadium is know known as Qwest Field.

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