Nestled high above Union Bay on Lake Washington, Husky Stadium's seating capacity of 70,138 makes it the largest stadium, college or professional, in the Pacific Northwest and ranks it among the nation‘s top 15 largest on-campus facilities. Its U-shaped design was specifically oriented to minimize glare from the early afternoon sun in the athletes' eyes. The view from Husky Stadium is unmatched, overlooking Lake Washington and offering sweeping skylines of Downtown Seattle, Mt. Rainier and the Cascade Mountains to the east and the Olympic Mountain Range to the west. Many claim that the first audience wave originated in Husky Stadium.
Husky Stadium has long been recognized as one of the loudest stadiums in the nation. This is in part due to the stadium's design; almost 70% of the seats are located between the end zones, covered by cantilevered metal roofs that trap the sound. With nearly 70 percent of the seats located between the end zones, Husky Stadium can be one of the loudest stadiums in the nation, with crowd noise averaging over 100 decibels. On occasion, the high decibel levels at Husky games along with fans stomping their feet in the bleachers cause television cameras to shake.
The north and south parking lots are packed with cars for tailgating. Transportation and tailgating take on a whole new meaning at the University of Washington, where fans not only walk, bike, take public transit or drive to the game - they boat, known locally as "sailgating". No boat? No worries - The University of Washington light rail station is at the stadium entrance, making it an ideal mode of transportation from Seattle Southside if you left your boat at the marina.
Food & Drink:
This season, Aramark has installed three Brew-Thru concession locations for fans to purchase refreshments. Each location includes opportunities for Husky fans to purchase beverages in grab-and-go experience. The point-of-sale and checkout process is simple, fast and allows fans to buy concessions and quickly return to cheering on the Huskies.
Skip the traffic and arrive in style! Link Light Rail is now open at the University Washington and will drop you directly in front of Husky Stadium. To plan your trip via Link Light Rail or Metro visit Trip Planner. Light rail does connect to SeaTac airport.
If you are traveling to Seattle for an event at T-Mobile Park, be sure to book your hotel in Seattle Southside for the best rates and easy access to the stadium via light rail. Search for rooms and rates in Seattle Southside.