Lumen Field

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Lumen Field is the only multi-purpose stadium situated in Seattle, Washington, United States. This stadium is also known as the home field for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL) and the Seattle Sounders. Earlier this stadium was known as the Seahawks Stadium and it was in June 2004 when it was renamed as Qwest Field after being acquired by telecommunications carrier Qwest. 

Later in November 2020, the stadium was again acquired by CenturyLink and renamed as the Lumen Technologies. With this, the stadium was named as the Lumen Field Stadium. Further talking about the stadium, it comprises all the modern facilities with a seating capacity of 68,740 spectators for NFL games and 37,722 for most of the MLS matches.

Lumen Field

The best thing about this stadium is that it comes with a view of the Downtown Seattle skyline. Not only that, it also has an event center which is considered to be home of the Washington Music Theater (WAMU Theater). Besides this, it also has a public plaza and a parking garage which is a bit rare to find in stadiums. 

Lumen Field is known for hosting various events such as trade shows, concerts, and sporting events. One can reach this stadium through several different freeways and forms of mass transit. The stadium is located within a mile (1.6 km) of Downtown Seattle.

History of The Stadium

Talking about the stadium, it was built between 2000 to 2002 on the site of the kingdome post the voters gave approval for funding the construction in a statewide election held in June 1997. With this vote, the Washington State Public Stadium got the authority to  oversee public ownership of the venue. It was the owner of Seahawks, Paul Allen, formed First & Goal Inc. who decided to develop and operate the new facilities. The one who was closely associated with the design process and emphasized the importance of an open-air venue with an intimate atmosphere was Allen. 

Lumen Field

The Seahawks fans are widely known for winning the Guinness World Record for loudest crowd roar in an outdoor stadium at Lumen Field. They won first place in the year 2013 with 136.6 decibels which increased to 137.6 in 2014. This stadium is also considered to be the first one to install a FieldTurf artificial surface in the NFL. 

Several high school and college football games have been played at this particular stadium. Some time back when the Husky Stadium was being renovated, the Washington Huskies played here for almost two years. Talking about last year, the XFL’s Seattle Dragons also played here.

Other Details of The Stadium 

For people who don’t know, this stadium is also designed for playing soccer. The first ever sporting event that took place in this stadium was none other than the United Soccer Leagues (USL) Seattle Sounders match. Post this, the stadium was used regularly by USL for their home games in 2003. 

In 2009, the MLS expansion team Seattle Sounders FC, began its inaugural season. The stadium was also the site of the MLS Cup back in 2009 and recently in 2019. To your knowledge, the stadium was also the venue for tournament finals of the U.S. Open Cup in 2010 and 2011 respectively. 

The stadium was also behind hosting  several CONCACAF Gold Cup matches across multiple editions, and the Copa América Centenario in 2016. Not only that, when Sounders FC played here, they won both the times and also made a new attendance record each year. 

Back in 2013, the Sounders broke a new home field attendance record with a whopping number of 67,385 fans who turned out to watch them play the Portland Timbers. Talking about the future of this stadium, it is said to be part of Seattle’s bid to host matches during the 2026 FIFA World Cup, which was awarded to the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Location Details and Address

Lumen Field

Address: 800 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134, United States

Hotels Near the Stadium

Silver Cloud Hotel – Seattle Stadium

1046 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134, United States

+1 206-204-9800

Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Downtown/Pioneer Square

3-star hotel

612 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, United States

+1 206-625-1111

Silver Cloud Hotel – Seattle Stadium

4-star hotel

1046 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134, United States

+1 206-204-9800

Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square

3-star hotel

Eco-certified

255 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104, United States

+1 206-859-4400

Hilton Seattle

3-star hotel

Eco-certified

1301 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, United States

+1 206-624-0500

Warwick Seattle

3-star hotel

401 Lenora St, Seattle, WA 98121, United States

+1 206-443-4300

Crowne Plaza Seattle-Downtown, an IHG Hotel

4-star hotel

1113 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, United States

+1 206-464-1980

Renaissance Seattle Hotel

4-star hotel

515 Madison St, Seattle, WA 98104, United States

+1 206-583-0300

Green Tortoise Hostel Seattle

2-star hotel

105 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101, United States

+1 206-340-1222

Homewood Suites by Hilton Seattle Convention Center Pike Street

3-star hotel

Eco-certified

1011 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101, United States

+1 206-682-8282

Conclusion

Lumen Field is a stadium that has gone through several changes. But one thing that remains the same is spectators’ love for the stadium. You would be a lucky person if you’ve ever been to this stadium. We hope this blog will help you to navigate everything about Lumen Field.

If you have any questions regarding this blog or the stadium, please feel free to write in the comment section.

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