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7 Things To Know About Thursday's Pregame Concert Featuring Pharrell Williams & Soundgarden
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1. How To Get In
This seems like a good place to start. The concert viewing area opens at 2:30 p.m. PT in CenturyLink Field's North Lot on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Fans may enter the venue from 2nd Avenue and South King Street. When inside, you'll be directed to designated viewing areas throughout the lot. A screening of "America's Game: 2013 Seattle Seahawks" will kick off the show.
Re-entry into the concert viewing area is not permitted. Read
2. It's Free, And You Don't Need a Game Ticket To Enter
Everyone is welcome. You don't need a ticket to Thursday night's game between the Seahawks and Packers in order to attend the pregame concert. Read
3. Ariana Grande Won't Be There
Despite what you may have heard, award-winning singer and actress Ariana Grande won't be performing at the pregame concert with Pharell Williams and Soundgarden. She will, however, be inside CenturyLink Field, where she's scheduled to sing the National Anthem prior to the game’s 5:30 p.m. kickoff.
4. What's Not Allowed
For safety reasons, all concert-goers and their belongings are subject to search.
Alcohol, all outside food and beverages, noisemakers, cans, bottles, video recorders, weapons, blankets, chairs, fireworks, animals other than service animals, and bags larger than 12" x 6" x 12" are not allowed in the concert viewing area. Give yourself plenty of time, as security checkpoints may get crowded.
And in case you're wondering, non-clear bags are allowed into the concert so long as they fall under the size requirements outlined above. Bottled water will be available for purchase and portable restrooms will be available.
5. It'll Happen Rain Or Shine
Thursday's forecast calls for clear skies, sunshine, and a high of 76 degrees. Right now Weather.com is showing a zero percent chance of rain, but if Mother Nature changes her mind - as she often does in the Pacific Northwest - the pregame concert will still go on.
6. Where Else You Can Watch
If you have a ticket to Thursday's game, you can catch the entire pregame concert from your seat inside CenturyLink Field. Gates open at 2:30 p.m. and the stadium's video boards will carry a live feed of the performances taking place in the North Lot. Limited viewing space will also be available in the stadium's North Plaza.
American Family Insurance Touchdown City, which is free to attend and located inside the CenturyLink Field Event Center, is another option. They'll be carrying the concert in full on their video boards. Read
7. How To Get Out
When the fun is done and you're finally ready for football, you'll be directed to exit at 2nd Avenue and South King Street - the exact same place you came in. And remember, as we mentioned to start, re-entry into the concert area is not allowed. Read