From how to get around the city to where to grab a gameday pint, maximize your visit to the Emerald City with these 12th Man travel tips!

One official gameday at the Clink and you’ll understand why there’s nothing like cheering live with 12th Man. The noise. The energy. The excitement. Whether you’re an avid Hawks fan or an NFL newbie, it’s electric!

Tour Century Link Field

Get an up close and personal look at behind the scenes areas and views throughout CenturyLink field during a public tour. Available year-round, tours last roughly an hour and a half. Times can vary and tours can sell out fast, so be sure to book yours early. For Canadian travelers, the easiest way to do book is through

Get a Bird’s Eye View of the Stadium

There’s nothing quite like getting the lay of the land from overhead. And one of the best ways to do so is with a Seattle Scenic Flight Tour. This 20-minute narrated scenic flight tour will take you over some of Seattle’s most iconic landmarks — including CenturyLink Field! Alternatively, Sky View Observatory on the 73rd floor of the Columbia Center offers the highest public viewpoint in Seattle — including a direct line of sight into the Clink.

Pregame Like a Pro at Touchdown City

From interactive game games and contests to live cover bands and Instagram-worthy backdrops, Touchdown City offers a variety of fun pregame experiences. A free event, you’ll have the chance to snag autographs from the Sea Gals, snap a photo with Boom, the team mascot and more!

Gear Up

Stock up on your official game day gear! There are four Seahawks Pro Shops located throughout the Seattle area, including the main hub at CenturyLink Field. Plus, you’ll find other retail shops selling a variety of Hawks gear throughout the area. 

Clear Bags Only

You might have lovingly stitched a Hawks head purse, but save that piece for another day. Like most stadiums, CenturyLink Field has a strict clear bag only policy. Check to make sure your clear bag fits within their sizing allowance.

Bring a Rain Jacket

While seasoned fans will tell you that Seattle’s rainy disposition tends to clear for kick-off, this is by no means guaranteed. And, you’ll enjoy the pregame, live action, and post-game much more if you’re dry! So be sure to bring a rain jacket just in case! 

Know 12s Will Stand

Don’t come expecting a low-key baseball game-like experience. The 12th Man can get rowdy and loud. Fans tend to stand and cheer throughout the entire game. So while you can sit if you’d like, don’t expect the rest of the stadium to follow suit. 

Watch the Game

Planned on buying tickets when you arrived, but couldn’t score a seat? Have no fear. There are plenty of places to watch the game live with fellow Twelvers — not the least of which is the Hawks Nest! This bar bleeds green and blue. And located less than a block from the stadium, it means you’re still right in the action!

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The Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop features 6+ miles of stunning views, eclectic neighborhoods, and fabulous dog-friendly stops to grab a bite.

Seattle Scenic Seaplane Tour

Taking a seaplane flight is a quintessential Pacific Northwest experience and Kenmore Air makes it easy to enjoy the unique thrill of flying off the water and soaring over one of the most beautiful regions in the world.