While the Mariners haven’t been in contention for the pennant for sometime, Major League Baseball’s representative of the Northwest has some of the premier players in the league in Cy Young winner Felix Hernandez and batting champion and Golden Glove winner Ichiro Suzuki. And watching a game at the airy and sleek Safeco Field is a dream. While premier seats might make a dent in your credit card, you can still get bleacher seats for $7. Season begins in spring and continues through the fall. For schedule and tickets visit www.mariners.mlb.com.
The Seattle Seahawks return from their playoff 2010 season in another bid for the Super Bowl. Fans at CenturyLink Field have been dubbed the 12th Man, often drowning out all other sounds. The Seahawks season begins in August and continues through December. For more information and tickets, visit www.seahawks.com.
Seattle Sounders FC has stolen the heart of the city with its quick play and bright colored uniforms. The newest professional team in town makes its home at CenturyLink Field and its fan base, decked out in neon-green scarves, is growing. Visit www.soundersfc.comfor tickets and team information.
Roller Derby began as a sort of alter ego to professional wrestling -lots of bravado and drama, but no one took it seriously. Nowadays it couldn’t get anymore serious. The Rat City Rollergirls is Seattle’s premiere all-female, flat-track roller derby league. It is comprised of about 80 active skaters divided among four home teams: Derby Liberation Front, Grave Danger, Sockit Wenches, and Throttle Rockets. In addition, a small number of skilled, dedicated skaters are chosen to represent the league on its fifth team, the Rat City Rollergirls All Stars. It’s fun and fabulous and a unique outing for sports enthusiasts. Visit www.ratcityrollergirls.comfor more information.
The Seattle Storm can truly call itself the best women’s basketball team in the world. Games are loud, fast and intimate at the same time. It’s a great time for basketball fans of all ages. Visit www.wnba.com/stormfor more information.