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NFL Stadium Rankings: Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks
Qwest Field|Capacity: 67,000|Opened: 2002
OVERALL RANK
7
Qwest Field
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Category Rank (1-32)
5
Affordability & Food
How would you describe the affordability of a trip to your hometown stadium?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
4.4% 11.9% 58.8% 12.3% 12.6%
Ticket Costs
Average Ticket % Increase From 2007 NFL Rank NFL Average Ticket
$61.25 11.9% 5th $72.20
How would you rate the quality of the food at the stadium?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
0.7% 2.2% 20.3% 41.3% 35.4%
How would you rate the affordability of the food at the stadium?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
8.1% 12.8% 54.8% 14.1% 10.1%
Category Rank (1-32)
28
Tailgating
How would you rate the tailgating scene on game day?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
15.1% 21.3% 26.5% 21.3% 15.8%
On average, how much tailgating do you do for each game?
0-1 hours 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 5+ hours
47.9% 26.2% 15.1% 5.9% 4.9%
Category Rank (1-32)
4
Team Quality
How would you rate the year-to-year quality of the home team's on-field performance?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
1% 0.5% 5% 43.4% 50.1%
Which player on your team is most worth paying to watch?
Matt Hasselbeck Lofa Tatupu Julian Peterson Patrick Kerney Leroy Hill
48.7% 22.7% 5.8% 5.3% 3%
Matt Hasselbeck
Kellen Micah/Icon SMI
Category Rank (1-32)
4
Stadium Atmosphere
How would you rate the Fan IQ of the home crowd?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
2.2% 3.5% 11.4% 32.1% 50.7%
How would you rate the hospitality offered to fans of the opposing team?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
8.9% 7.9% 33.8% 27.9% 21.5%
What is the worst incident you have witnessed against an opposing fan or yourself at the ballpark?
  • "Once there was a guy mocking Chargers star Shawne Merriman with a giant poster of a bloody needle."
  • "When I was a season-ticket holder, the fans sitting across from me were brutal. Drunk, swearing, rude, vulgar, aggressive every single game to the opposing fans. One game I witnessed them throwing the hat of the opposing team's fan from the 300 level calling him every homophobic name in the book and spitting in his face. You could tell this person didn't get to go to many games and this is how they were treated for rooting for a team other than the 'Hawks, I'm a lifelong 'Hawks fan but the actions by the hometown fans and the non-action by security were the reasons I didn't renew my season tickets and go to such few games in person."
  • "During last year's Redskins playoff game, an undercover cop walked up and down our aisle for half the game, wearing a 'Skins jersey, mocking the 'Hawks fans and refusing to sit down. After two quarters, a Hawks fan finally snapped and pushed him. The fan was quickly handcuffed and escorted out. It was the sickest display of entrapment I have ever seen by stadium security."
What is your favorite memory from a game at the stadium?
  • "Tony Romo's fumble in the 2007 NFC wild-card game. Matt Hasselbeck still had more than a minute to get the Hawks into field-goal range, even if the kick been good. Seeing a Cowboy weeping into his hands on the Qwest Field turf was a golden moment."
  • "The 2005 NFC Championship Game. The game was over early and it was a party for the whole second half. I've never had so much fun at a sporting event. High-fiving and hugging complete strangers!"
  • "I love the crowd noise, I love the raising of the 12th man flag, and I love watching the Seahawks play well. My favorite memory is probably last year when Mack Strong raised the 12th man flag. It brought tears to my eyes because he was such a stable cornerstone of the franchise for so long."
Category Rank (1-32)
8
Accessibility
How would you rate the traffic to and from the stadium?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
7.9% 22% 45.8% 14.6% 9.7%
How would you rate the availability and cost of parking at the stadium?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
12.6% 21% 40.6% 16.1% 9.7%
How would you rate the public transportation options?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
4% 7.9% 25.7% 32.2% 30.2%
 
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