Seattle Seahawks Fans:
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The Real Costs For Seattle Seahawks Fans
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I'm not sure how most Seattle Seahawks fans will view the above question…

But some of the proud ones are bound to feel a bit insulted.

Well, don't be.

First of all, you have to deal with this:
  • Highest initial average resale ticket price, 2016¹ - $459

  • Highest initial average resale ticket price, 2015¹ - $438

  • 2nd-highest real cost index, 2015 - $1548²


Secondary market for Seahawks’ tickets climbs to an average of $466.

Secondly, even if you earned a 6-figure income, your real cost ratio (real cost index ÷ monthly income) would still be an above average 20%.

The problem??

While the median household income of $80,349 for Seattle in 2015² was 44% higher than the national average, the initial price of a Seahawks ticket on the secondary market was more than double the NFL average.

 1 tiqiq.com
 2 Based upon latest available data from deptofnumbers.com


The Real Costs For Seattle Seahawks Fans


A few ways for Seattle Seahawks fans to save a few bucks


Tickets.   How can you save 12%? By finding a broker that offers Seattle Seahawks tickets with no fees:

Date Opponent Best Price Broker(s)
9/17 49ers $214 TickPick
10/1 Colts $211.75 TicketIQ
10/29 Texans $175 TickPick
11/5 Redskins $175 TickPick
11/20 Falcons $210 TicketIQ
12/3 Eagles $205 TicketIQ
12/17 Rams $165 TickPick
12/31 Cardinals $195 TickPick
Prices as of 6/10/17 are for the cheapest available tickets, minimum 2. Includes all fees

The cheap seat price of $193.84 is on average $25.82 less than the rest.


Alternative parking.   If you thought that the face value price of $50 for a Seahawks parking pass is expensive, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Currently, (as of June 2017) the average cheapest price for parking from an online broker is $139, 5th-highest in the NFL.

Or, you can pay $0, $5, or $10 for a nearby space. Yes, that was a zero ($0). Find free parking near CenturyLink Field, or cheap alternatives, right here.


Dive bars.   Did you just scrunch your face at the term, “dive bars”? Well, if you’re a hardcore tailgater, then the fan-organized Hawk Alley tailgate party is the place to be before games.

If you’re toting young ones, then you might consider the more family-oriented Touchdown City (face painting! hair-coloring!)

Otherwise, here are some of the best bars near Centurylink Field for cheap, but good, food, strong drinks, & TV screens galore (see below).

And for you beer lovers, there are also good microbreweries nearby where you can get your drink on for cheap:



Seahawks games rank second in overpriced beer.


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:

  • The Great Wheel. Do you really want to wait 45 minutes and spend $13 for a few minutes on a ferris wheel? Just sayin’.
  • Space Needle. $22 and more long lines for one of thrillist.com’s 10 most overrated attractions. If you want a breathtaking view of Seattle, the Volunteer Park Water Tower is less crowded and costs nothing.
  • Ride the Ducks. If you have small children, then you shouldn’t sweat the 28 bucks ($17 for kids) for this ferry tour. But if it’s just you and your buddies and/or GF, opt for the Washington State Ferry or Water Taxi, which can cost as little as five bucks.



Be heard!

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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