Seattle Washington Sports
The Seattle Mariners will open their MLB season on March 26 against the Texas Rangers at T-Mobile Park. If you're a football fan, you can buy tickets from the team or attend the Seattle Sounders' home opener on Saturday, March 25, at CenturyLink Field. Seattle has as good a chance of winning tonight as any other team in Major League Soccer, if not better than any other team on the planet. The Seattle Seahawks have the second-best record in the Western Conference and the best home record of any MLS team, behind only the Portland Timbers.
The Sounders have played league games at CenturyLink Field, which has since been renamed, and have used the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila for the past two seasons when they hosted the final of the US Open Cup, the first college football tournament ever in the United States. The Spokane-Gonzaga Bulldogs will play a basketball game against the Seattle team on Saturday, March 25, at 7 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center. Sounders is home to a variety of sports including football, basketball and rowing as well as football, baseball, men's and women's basketball, football and volleyball.
Attending a Sounders game is one of the funniest things in Seattle and for many Seattleites, it's almost a transition. Fans can attend preseason games at CenturyLink Field and the Sounders' home games, but the big games against Oregon and Washington State will be sold out once tickets go on sale this summer. Seattle U. operates 19 sports and plays in the Pacific Northwest Conference, the second-largest conference of its kind in North America. There is also a men's and women's football team, a baseball team and a basketball team.
The Seattle Parks and Recreation Department operates four 18-hole courses, four of which are open to the public in Seattle and the other two in Bellevue.
It provides an environment for young people to participate in sports that promote athleticism, skill and passion. Seattle is a city of sports fans, with more than 2.5 million fans a year, the second largest sports fan base in the country.
The Seattle Mariners won the American League West for the first time in franchise history with a 3-1 victory over the New York Yankees. The Seahawks defeated the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl to secure the first Lombardi Cup to Denver, where they defeated the Denver Broncos in overtime. And the Sounders won their second MLS Cup, clinching their third MLS championship with a 2-0 win over Toronto in front of a sold-out home crowd at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.
The Storm's 2010 WNBA title reminded Seattle that it is not a one-team hoop town, but that did not make the Sonics leave the country. The women's team of the same name, now known as the Seattle Sounder Angels and playing in the nearby suburb of Tukwila, joined the men's teams six years later. In 2009, Seattle Sounders FC began playing in the MLS, America's premier football league, and in 2008, the USL incarnation of the Sounders played its final season.
Seattle Sounders FC decided to return in 1994 to play at what was then known as Qwest Field, and the team held its last home game at CenturyLink Field from March 27-31, 2008. In 2013, the US women's national team, which has since won the World Cup, opened its new home at the Starfire Sports Complex and founded OL Reign, which plays at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma and competes in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), the second tier of the US Soccer League. The team (which includes the 2014 World Cup - the winning US women's national team) played at Memorial Stadium at Seattle Center until 2018, but was formed in 2013 and will compete in Cheney.
In November 2007, Major League Soccer announced that Seattle will host Seattle Sounders FC, the league's fifteenth franchise, which began operations in 2009. In 2010, after the Milwaukee Brewers decided to become part of the National League West (the second division of professional baseball in the United States), the MLB awarded Seattle a new baseball franchise: the Seattle Mariners. The Seahawks were a 1970-born expansion team, along with the Mariners, that entered the NFL in 1976.
The first professional team to play in Seattle was the Seattle Metropolitans, who played at the Seattle Ice Arena from 1915 to 1924. The Seattle Metropolitics competed against major league rivals such as the NHL in the American Hockey League (AHL) and the National Collegiate Hockey Association (NHL).
The Seattle Pilots of Major League Baseball were founded in 1969 and played in Seattle for only one year before moving to Milwaukee. They played one season in the Pacific Coast League before moving up to the American League in 1969 and becoming the Milwaukee Brewers.