Sporting Guide

Fans of all stripes can cheer their hearts out in Seattle.

While the season has recently ended for the Seattle Seahawks (*seahawks.com), fans from near and far will still feel the 12th Man pride reverberating throughout the city. But CenturyLink Field (*800 Occidental Ave S; centurylinkfield.com) will not stay quiet for long. It is also home pitch to the Seattle Sounders FC (*soundersfc.com) from March through October. Expect to stand and sing along with scarf-toting supporters, who cheer for international stars like Clint Dempsey. And if you can’t score a seat in the stands, grab a bar stool at one of the nearby sports pubs in SoDo or Pioneer Square.

April brings baseball back to Safeco Field (*1250 First Ave S; mariners.com), where star pitchers Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma—who pitched a no-hitter in 2015—throw down some Ks for the Seattle Mariners (*seattlemariners.com).

Not to be outdone, Seattle’s female athletes are powerhouses in their own right. Seattle Reign FC (reignfc.com), with World Cup stars like Megan Rapinoe and Hope Solo, rules the National Women’s Soccer League at Memorial Stadium (401 Fifth Ave N; seattlecenter.com), starting in April. The Rat City Rollergirls (ratcityrollergirls.com) duke it out during intense roller-derby bouts January through April at KeyArena (H305 Harrison St; keyarena.com). And the two-time WNBA champion Seattle Storm (storm.wnba.com) deliver hoops galore in summer.

Two junior-level Western Hockey League teams—the Seattle Thunderbirds (seattlethunderbirds.com) and Everett Silvertips (everettsilvertips.com)—bring hockey to the Pacific Northwest. Watch as the players face off on ice at XFINITY Arena at Everett (2000 Hewitt Ave, Everett; xfinityarenaeverett.com) and Kent’s ShoWare Center (625 W James St, Kent; showarecenter.com). Both arenas are accessible by Sounder train.

Last but not least, Seattle universities bring NCAA action in football, basketball, volleyball, and more. There are the Huskies of University of Washington
(*gohuskies.com), the Falcons of Seattle Pacific University (spufalcons
.com
), and the Redhawks of Seattle University (*goseattleu.com). You’re your allegiance and cheer! Fine more local sports on the Seattle Sports Commission website (*seattlesports.org).

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