Seahawks celebrate Lumen Field's 20 year anniversary with stadium enhancements

Eli Mitchell #25 of the San Francisco 49ers runs with the ball against Bryan Mone #90 of the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field on December 5, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

On Wednesday, the Seattle Seahawks and First & Goal Inc. announced new stadium improvements to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the opening of Lumen Field.

Lumen Field will soon feature new video boards that double the size of the current north video board, a new concession area in the upper concourse and new Cityside Bars on the north end of the stadium. Fans will be able to experience these new features during the 2022 season.

"Having our stadium chosen to host World Cup matches is a compliment to how well we've kept that facility in world-class condition," said Seahawks president Chuck Arnold. "To do that though, we need to continue to have a sharp eye on maintenance and modernization. We've done a good job about it, but we have to continue to work hard at that. So there's a lot of new improvements you'll see over the next three years that modernize the building."

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Zach Hensley, the Seahawks' vice president of operations and general manager of Lumen Field, said the upgrades should help address recent feedback from fans. The new concessions area, called District Market, is intended to ease crowding on the upper concourse by reducing the number of people standing in lines.

The Cityside Bars, a 6,300-square-foot area under the Hawks Nest, addresses another issue raised by fans by creating a communal space where fans can interact while still watching the game.

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Over the next couple of years, Lumen Field will continue to make more improvements to the stadium, including the addition of a ticketed hospitality area called the Tunnel Club where fans can see players go to and from the locker room.

"This is an investment into improving guest experience," Hensley said. "Going into the 20th anniversary here, we've got to make sure that Lumen Field remains a relevant, premier venue in the sports entertainment world."