Saturday, April 25, 2009

Seattle - Sports City

Two weeks ago Tom and I used our son Jake's season tickets to attend our first Sounders FC soccer match. The games are played in Qwest Field, home of the Seahawks, our American style football team. This is a beautiful stadium, located in SoDo, (south downtown) with a great view of the city,

The band was rousing, and the fans were decked out in rave green with their scarves and fan regalia. It's a great atmosphere, with seating limited to the lower tiers, and the sell out crowds of about 30,000 are knowledgeable and rabid supporters. We lost that match, but it was lots of fun being there anyway.

The Sounders are 3 - 2 on the season, losing two after winning their first three matches with shut outs. The Sounders are the buzz in Seattle. They play again this evening, and we'll be watching on TV.

The Mariners, Seattle's baseball team, are 11-6 on the young season so far after a disastrous season last year. It's exciting to have the enthusiasm back in town.

Today is NFL draft day, and after a string of good football seasons, the Seahawks bombed last year, with injuries to critical players. But the reward is a 4th pick in the first round, so we have several opportunities to score with some great young players. That will also be the buzz today.

With the Sounders in town, the Mariners playing on the road today, but covered on TV and radio, and the Seahawks draft, who gives even a second thought to that once illustrious NBA team we used to have. The Supersonics, I think they were called? No longer Sonics, and no longer super. Good luck with that, Oklahoma City.

GO SOUNDERS! Scarves Up! Update: Sounders Win 2-0, Mariners Win 9-8 !!!!!


  1. Funny! Looks like a good time!

  2. Ok..go Sounders..I have no team loyalty of my

  3. go team go-looks like lots of fun and what a view!

  4. You really got terrific shots here. I'm so happy you had such a great time.


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