Lumen Field - Stadium History & facts
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Paul G. Allen was granted an option to buy the Seattle Seahawks in 1996. He launched a campaign for public support to build a world-class football/soccer stadium. Six years later, this dream was realized when the Seahawks hosted the 2002 preseason match against the Indianapolis Colts at Seahawks Stadium. The stadium was renamed Qwest Field in June 2, 2004. The stadium was renamed CenturyLink Field in June 2011, followed by a rebranding to Lumen Field in November 19, 2020. Built on the site of Kingdome, the facility is home to Sounders FC and the Seahawks. It also hosts many levels of soccer competitions, including Major League Soccer, Amateur, International, World Cup, and Collegiate soccer.
Lumen Field has a capacity of 68,740 seats (37,722 in MLS regular season), and there are 5,000 extra seats for special events. There are also 1,400 seats available for fans with disabilities. A roof covers 70% of the seating area. Fans will find wide comfortable seats, with sideline seating just 52 feet away from the field and end-zone seating only 40 feet away from the action. There are a dozen elevators, large concourses, and plenty of restrooms.
The Stadium Art Program allows fans to enjoy spectacular views of the stadium and surrounding areas. A request for qualifications was made in 1998 and received 254 responses from across the United States. Twelve artists and projects were chosen after a thorough review of all submissions. The stadium now houses nearly $2 million in art.