Memorial Stadium, Seattle

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Memorial Stadium is an outdoor athletic stadium in Seattle, Washington, used mostly for American football, ultimate and soccer, located in the northeast corner of the Seattle Center grounds. It has a seating capacity of 12,000; this was temporarily expanded to 17,000 during 1974–75, while the Seattle Sounders, of the North American Soccer League, played at Memorial Stadium, before moving to the newly constructed Kingdome. Similarly, an A-League reincarnation of the Sounders franchise played at Memorial Stadium, before moving to Qwest/CenturyLink Field. It currently hosts Seattle School District high school football games and adult recreational leagues, and is the home field for Seattle Reign FC of the National Women's Soccer League and the Seattle Cascades of the American Ultimate Disc League.
The stadium was designed by Seattle architect George W. Stoddard, also known for his work on the Green Lake Aqua Theater and the south stands of Husky Stadium. The stadium opened on September 26, 1947, during a "jamboree" featuring eight of the city's high school football teams. Memorial Stadium was dedicated later that year in memory of the Seattle youth who gave their lives in World War II. A memorial wall at the east end is inscribed with the names of over 700 fallen individuals. The following year, the stadium hosted first widespread local television broadcast in the Puget Sound region, the Turkey Day high school football game between West Seattle and Wenatchee.
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  • Parking was not pleasant because of the traffic but entering the stadium was easy. The stadium is old, shaded, and a repurposed football stadium but the Seattle Reign FC vs North Carolina Courage 23 J...  more »
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  • My brother plays football here with and club and always has fun. The stadium seating can be a little off for people used to luxury but they get the job done. And there is a great view of the space needle while your there.
  • This stadium is just not worth using anymore. It's state of disrepair is pretty obvious to any onlooker and events hosted here will most likely see lower attendance due to it's condition. Investment from the city should be able to help fix these things, but event promoters should stop using this facility to be honest.

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