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What makes Seattle the perfect city to host your sporting event?

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Seattle Venues

Baseball, football, soccer or golf fans, enjoy a treat. Rent the Seattle Mariners baseball stadium or the Seattle Seahawks (football) and Sounders FC (soccer) stadium located in downtown Seattle. Host a meeting or reception at Newcastle Golf Club, just a 20-minute drive away with sweeping views of downtown Seattle, lakes, mountains and green hills.

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Urban vs. Nature: Seattle has it all

What defines Seattle is its capability to evolve with the times yet stay true to its unique self. As downtown is once again vibrant and thriving, so too are the vast outdoor options in and around Seattle. With more than 400 parks and 6,200 acres of park land spread throughout the city, it is nearly impossible to find an activity that can’t be enjoyed outdoors.  Our warm and dry summers with daylight long into the evening, make Seattle an ideal place to experience nature.  From hiking the Cascades or Olympics to golf to enjoying a multiple of water sports on our many lakes and Puget Sound, there is an outdoor option for everyone.  In the winter months, snow sports abound as trails and ski resorts dot the Cascade Mountains.  Whether visiting Seattle overnight or for a few weeks, to truly experience the city it must be properly done outdoors.

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World-Class City

Seattle is rapidly growing into a premier destination for travelers around the world. Whether in Seattle for an NCAA Championships an Olympic Trials or to see one of our professional and collegiate teams, Seattle offers some of the best venues and top level sports events to experience.  From amazing hotels to a vibrant food scene, to one of the top music scenes in the country, the Emerald City welcomes all with picturesque landscape and spectacular views.  With more than 19.2 million visitors a year, Seattle’s tourism market is thriving alongside its booming economy powered by Fortune 500 businesses such as Boeing, Amazon, Microsoft, and Starbucks.

  • Seattle is ranked as one of the top 25 sports cities in the U.S. (Fansided, 2016)
  • Seattle is the 14th largest media market in the country (Top-100 Media Markets)
  • Seattle is ranked in the top five for fastest growing major U.S. cities (U.S. Census Report 2016)
  • Seattle is ranked the No. 2 city in the world for economic development (Visit Seattle)
  • Seattle is ranked No. 14 best city in North America (Travel + Leisure)
  • Seattle sports fans are ranked No. 1 on USA Today’s best fans ranking list (FTW USA Today)
  • CenturyLink Field is ranked the 4th best stadium in the NFL (Sporting News)
  • Safeco Field is ranked 12th best baseball stadium in the U.S. (Thrillest, 2015)
  • Seattle has 12,308 hotel rooms available downtown and 34,591 available in King County (Smith Travel Research, Inc. and Visit Seattle data Port of Seattle)
  • Seattle has a very mild climate with wintertime highs in the mid-40s to mid-50s and summertime highs in the mid-70s (Visit Seattle)
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is the 3rd best regional airport in the United States, and 10th best regional airport in the world —  only 15 miles south of downtown Seattle and accommodates approximately 37.5 million passengers per year (Visit Seattle data Port of Seattle)

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