#3 MLS: Centurylink Field (Seattle Sounders)

Centurylink Field

Picture by Mark Pouley under the Creative Commons license

Centurylink Field in Seattle Washington is home to the Seattle Sounders of MLS.  This stadium ranks #3 on my MLS because of fan experience and technology.  Centurylink Field is an NFL stadium which makes it’s capacity larger at 66,000.  For MLS games, it’s capacity is deduced to 39,419 still making it the largest MLS venue.  The Clink as it’s nicknamed is a very technologically advanced stadium with the two arks that stand as the roof are specially designed to keep noise from the fans inside the stadium.  This features makes it one of the best home fields in the league because it makes it louder and at the same time giving it an open air stadium feel.  In the 2016 season they got 39,000 every game and in some select games they opened up more seating to meet the need.

Venue Details
Type
Outdoor
Surface Type
FieldTurf
Architect
Ellerbe Becket
Address
800 Occidental Ave S,
Seattle, WA
Record Attendance

67,385

Nicknames
The Clink
Year Opened
2002
Seating Capacity
39,419
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