July 31, 2011

Past Venue: Husky Stadium

Seattle, WA

Year opened: 1920
Capacity: 72,500, up from 30,000 at opening

Husky Stadium, 1920 to date

Pro football tenants:
Seattle Seahawks (NFL), 1994, 2000-01

Postseason games hosted:

Other tenants of note:
Univ. of Washington, 1920 to date

Notes: Used by Seahawks for two preseason and three regular season games in 1994 after several ceiling tiles fell at the Kingdome, closing that venue for repairs. Served as temporary home of Seahawks for two full seasons between demolition of Kingdome and construction of Qwest Field. Grass surface was replaced by AstroTurf in 1968 and FieldTurf in 2000. Used for track & field as well as football. First football game was Univ. of Washington vs. Dartmouth on Nov. 27, 1920. Major venue for Goodwill Games, 1990. Stadium is also accessible by boat. During 1987 renovation, a portion of the stands under construction collapsed, fortunately with no fatalities and the stadium was ready for use by football season.

Fate: Still in use, although scheduled to undergo significant renovation.