Courtesy Ben VanHouten/Seattle Mariners

Game Day

Whether the home team takes the field here or away, you can still root for Seattle’s sports teams like a seasoned local.

Courtesy Seattle Seahawks

IF YOU HAVE TICKETS…

Morning

Fuel up at SoDo brunch spots like airy Macrina Bakery (1943 First Ave S; macrinabakery.com), a few blocks south of Safeco and CenturyLink Fields, for weekend brunch classics like house-made French toast. Near KeyArena, Toulouse Petit (*601 Queen Anne Ave N; toulousepetit.com) has an equally early opening time and Creole-style favorites, including shrimp and eggs over creamy grits.

Mid-Morning

Make sure you’re properly attired for a day in the stands. Safeco’s Mariners Team Store (1250 First Ave S), CenturyLink’s Pro Shop (800 Occidental Ave S), and KeyArena’s Team Store (*305 Harrison St) have all the gear imaginable, from Sounders scarves and throwback Mariners jerseys to Seahawks caps and Storm hoodies.

Before the Game

Join March to the Match (soundersfc.com/matchday/march-to-the-match), a fan parade that starts in Occidental Park and travels to CenturyLink Field (*800 Occidental Ave S; centurylinkfield.com). The ‘Pen in Safeco Field (1250 First Ave S; mariners.com) offers up-close glimpses of pitchers in the bullpen and elevated fare like “Seattle Wings,” Taylor Shellfish fried oysters tossed in hot sauce. And KeyArena (*305 Harrison St; keyarena.com) features a “fun zone” of live music and bounce houses two hours prior to weekend games.

Game Time

Cheer!

Post-Game

Ride high on a Mariners, Sounders, or Seahawks victory with a stroll north to Altstadt (209 First Ave S; altstadtseattle.com), open until 2am on weekends. This German-style bier hall invites conversation over a boot of beer. If you’re fresh off a Storm or Reign win, McMenamins (8200 Roy St, Ste 105; mcmenamins.com) is the place to toast with a Terminator Stout.

Courtesy Seattle Storm

IF THE TEAM’S AWAY…

Morning

Start the day the right way—caffeinated. La Marzocco (472 First Ave N; lamarzoccousa.com) offers a curated collection of roasters in an expansive space at Seattle Center, while Elm Coffee Roasters (240 Second Ave S; elmcoffeeroasters.com) is renowned for its expert pulls of espresso and small-batch teas.

Mid-Morning

The local teams may be away, but you can still head to Safeco and CenturyLink Fields for a behind-the-scenes tour (dates vary by season and game schedule). Opt for the 10:30am timeslot to see the fields, press boxes, dugouts, and more before the game starts.

Before the Game

Settle into any of Seattle’s sports bars to truly experience the fervor of local fans. Quality Athletics (*121 S King St; qualityathletics.com), Elysian Fields (542 First Ave S; elysianbrewing.com), The Hawks Nest (1028 First Ave S; hawksnestbar.com), and Ballard Loft (5105 Ballard Ave NW; ballardloft.com) are all great bets for beer, bites, and big-screen TVs.

Game Time

Cheer!

Post-Game

Bask in the post-game glow with an extra round of drinks. Victory sure tastes sweet.

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