If you’ve figured out a way to split the cost, then no…
Otherwise, the astronomical price makes it a prohibitive, once-in-a-blue-moon purchase, even for the high-income residents of Seattle.
Yes, the median household income of $80,349 in Seattle (2015) was 44% higher than the national average, but the price of a Seahawks ticket on the secondary market at the beginning of the 2016 season was a whopping 88% more than the NFL average of $248.
While saving on tickets is clearly a priority for Seahawks fans, this will not be a part of this discussion, at least for now.
Sure, if you were a subscriber to my newsletter - or you did the research yourself - you could have saved as much as $133 for a ticket in Section 314 for the 2016 home opener, but saving money on NFL tickets is a week to week, hit-or-miss proposition.
Instead, we’re going to focus on other ways to save money on game day. Lest you forget, the $466 doesn’t include parking, food, or beer. And since CenturyLink Field is located just south of downtown Seattle (“SoDo”), there are many more places just waiting to take your cash. Luckily for you, more opportunities to spend also means more opportunities to save.
If you’re toting young ones, then you might consider the more family-oriented Touchdown City (face painting! hair-coloring!)
Otherwise, if you just want good, basic bar food, strong drinks, & TV screens galore at dirt cheap prices outside of the stadium, then dive bars it is, and there are several within a few miles of CenturyLink.
And for you beer lovers, there are also good microbreweries nearby where you can get your drink on for cheap:
Avoid tourist traps. Reviewing tourist attractions should be left for travel sites, but there are so many sites to see around CenturyLink that even hardcore NFL fans would find it hard to resist. Unfortunately, with tourist attractions come tourist traps. Here are few to avoid:
Budget hotels. Let’s see… there’s the Four Seasons for $450 a night, or the Sheraton for $290. But if your company’s not paying for your trip and you’re not the type to thumb your nose at less-than-4-star hotels, well there are several budget (under $110/night) hotels near CenturyLink Field with a 8.1 or better rating on Booking.com.
Do you know of a good, inexpensive sports bar or brewery near CenturyLink Field? (It can be from the map above or you can add your own) Then please tell us about it...
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