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The Seattle area is full of great spectator sports options that provide fans a near year-round schedule of games and events to watch. Here’s the lowdown on our favorite teams and events to cheer for:
 
Seattle Mariners
Major League Baseball
The Mariners call Safeco Field, just on the edge of Pioneer Square, home. The team plays from April through October at the 47,116-seat stadium. Year-round ballpark tours are available, too.
Tickets and info: (206) 346-4000, www.mariners.org
 
Seattle Seahawks
National Football League
From September through early January, the Seattle Seahawks play eight regular-season home games at CenturyLink Field, which is located just to the north of Safeco Field. Home of a fervent 12th-man crowd, CenturyLink Field is considered one of the loudest stadiums in the NFL. Year-round stadium tours are available.
Tickets and info: (888) 635-4295, www.seahawks.com
 
Seattle Sounders FC
Major League Soccer
The Sounders FC debuted in 2010 as one the MLS’ newest expansion teams. The club plays at CenturyLink Field from March through October.
Tickets and info: (877) MLS-GOAL, www.soundersfc.com
 
Seattle Storm
Women’s National Basketball Association
In the heart of Seattle Center, the Storm play a full WNBA schedule at Key Arena. The season runs from May through August.
Tickets and info: (206) 217-9622, www.storm.wnba.com    
 
Emerald Downs
Horse Racing
The premier thoroughbred racing venue in the Pacific Northwest is located in Auburn, Wa., about 20 minutes from Seattle. The live racing season runs from April through September with year-round multicard simulcasting.
Info: (888)931-8400, www.emeralddowns.com

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