There's no question: This city takes its love for its athletic clubs seriously. Nestled downtown, just south of Seattle's city center, CenturyLink Field remains a prized possession for Seattle's sports fans (and, oh, are they a loyal bunch). The stadium boasts the capacity for 72,000 spectators–67,000 fixed seats and 7,000 club seats (with an additional 5,000 seats for special events and roof protection over 70 percent of the seated sections). For football, the field is 55.3 yards wide and 120 yards long; for soccer, it's 70 yards wide and 110 yards long (meeting National Football League, Major League Soccer and World Cup Soccer field and sight-line requirements).
So what does this mean for the loyal fans of Seattle's successful sports squads? Game-watching is a festive and pleasant experience–one that often turns into a full day of celebrations. Appetites (and thirsts) need to be sated before and often after the game. Thankfully, plenty of restaurants near the field make this an easy situation to solve. Whether your crew seeks something casual and quick (think deli sandwiches or BBQ platters) or fancy and filling (think hefty entrees at steakhouses, Italian eateries and high-end gastropubs), Seattle's downtown culinary scene doesn't disappoint. Also try ethnic options (many in the International District) that feature authentic foods from cultures around the globe. When it comes to winning on the field and at mealtime, it's game on here!