Game Day Guides: 49ers Faithful Hiking to Seattle for Divisional Meeting with Seahawks
As the NFL season gets closer to concluding, playoff implications are greatly at stake for these final two games. This week, the key matchup is a primetime showdown between the NFC West – the San Francisco 49ers (10-3-1) vs. the Seattle Seahawks (9-5). Kickoff is set for 8:20PM (Eastern Time), with coverage beginning at 7:00PM on NBC.
The 49ers are coming off of their most impressive win of the season against the Patriots, where the offensive explosion, led by Colin Kaepernick, showed it superiority, while the defense was able to hold Tom Brady in check, for the most part. On the other hand, the Seahawks might just be the hottest team in the NFL coming into the week. Behind rookie quarterback Russell Wilson, Seattle has cruised by teams for 3 straight weeks, but more importantly are a perfect 6-0 at home.
Positioned between the Downtown districts and Beacon Hill, CenturyLink Field (aka Qwest Field) is the center of attraction for the city of Seattle. With surrounding neighborhoods such as Capitol Hill and the Central District, the stadium is located just a few miles from various locations, all worth while in attending.
Here are our recommendations for your short stay in Seattle:
The most prominent nightlife and entertainment district in Seattle is within Capitol Hill. Generally known for its gay and lesbian scene, there are also a variety of bars and clubs to check out. Otherwise, check out these clubs of Seattle.
An annual holiday classic of Seattle, now in its 50th year, is the Winterfest tradition held at the Seattle Center, just North of its Downtown district. At this joyous occasion, free of admission, “fun-filled entertainment” is offered to the public, including wonderful holiday decorations, Ice Skating (fees may apply), and other live performances and entertainment. Enjoy the warm-hearted event, while afterwards, head over to a casual bar/restaurant, just a few blocks from the venue.
Additionally, while you are on this part of town, take a chance to view Seattle from the top of the Space Needle, absolutely amazing.
Getting in and out of the stadium is fast and easy. Either by bus or the rail, your game day transportation is quick and convenient wherever you are staying in Seattle. Since kickoff is at 5:20PM (Local Time) you will have plenty of time to fill up on food and beverage before entering the stadium. Stop at a sports bar to watch the important earlier games that may affect your team, but get plan your trip to CenturyLink ahead of time and stop by Touchdown City and catch up on the latest pregame action.
We hope you enjoy your stay in Seattle, have a safe travel home and Happy Holidays!
– barHappy Team