May 8, 2011

Past Venue: Kingdome

Seattle, WA

Year opened: 1976
Capacity: 66,000

King County Multipurpose Domed Stadium, 1976-2000

Pro football tenants:
Seattle Seahawks (NFL), 1976-99

Postseason games hosted:
AFC Wild Card playoff, Seahawks 31 Broncos 7, Dec. 24, 1983
AFC Wild Card playoff, Seahawks 13 Raiders 7, Dec. 22, 1984
AFC Wild Card playoff, Dolphins 20 Seahawks 17, Jan. 9, 2000

Other tenants of note:
Seattle Sounders (NASL), 1976-83
Seattle Mariners (MLB – AL), 1977-99
Seattle SuperSonics (NBA), 1978-85

Notes: Hosted NFC/AFC Pro Bowl, Jan. 17, 1977. Hosted NCAA Final Four tournament, 1984,1989, 1995. First event hosted in the stadium was a NASL game between the New York Cosmos vs. Seattle Sounders. Ceiling tiles fell onto the field prior to a Mariners baseball game, causing the venue to be closed for an extended period in 1994 and forcing the Seahawks to play their first three home games of the regular season at the Univ. of Washington’s Husky Stadium. Publicly constructed and owned by King County. Stadium was built of concrete with fixed dome and AstroTurf field.

Fate: Demolished in 2000, Qwest Field was built on the site.

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