Now that the NFL has released its 2012 schedule, weekend planning for September through December can commence.
Seahawks fan know when the team will be playing at CenturyLink Field, which road games will have early starts (10 a.m.) in Seattle and also those games that will be played at night rather than on Sunday afternoon.
And the club is making it easier – and less expensive – to become part of the 12th Man experience by offering a pair of 5-game packs.
“With the schedule that we have this year, we want to make sure that everybody has an opportunity to attend our most highly demanded games,” director of sales and service Chris Lawrence said. “It is a fantastic lineup of opponents.”
The first – the 12th Man Pack (purchase here) – features the Oct. 14 game against the New England Patriots at CenturyLink Field and also includes the games against the Dallas Cowboys (Sept. 16), Minnesota Vikings (Nov. 4) and San Francisco 49ers (Dec. 23), as well as the preseason game against the Tennessee Titans (Aug. 11).
The other – the Primetime Pack (purchase here) – is highlighted by the Monday night game against the Green Bay Packers (Sept. 24) and also includes the New York Jets (Nov. 11), Arizona Cardinals (Dec. 9) and St. Louis Rams (Dec. 30), in addition to the preseason game against the Oakland Raiders (Aug. 30).
“A lot of times, folks don’t have the ability to attend two games a month,” Lawrence said. “By making it average out to one game a month, we’re still offering them the opportunity to experience Seahawks game day and to see some of the best teams in the league.”
The seats are at the top of the 300 level, but covered, and the price for the 5-packs is $390. Those purchasing either package also will get online presale for playoff tickets and priority to upgrade to full season tickets for the 2013 season.
And, as Lawrence said, the Seahawks’ 2012 home lineup is very attractive.
Four teams in the league won 13 or more games last season, and three of them are playing at CenturyLink Field this season – the Packers (15-1), 49ers (13-3) and Patriots (13-3).
A Seahawks defense that finished ninth in the league last season will face two offenses at home that ranked among the Top 10 in 2011 – the Patriots (No. 2) and Packers (No. 3). The Seahawks’ offense, which ranked 28th last season, has home dates against two defenses that finished among the Top 10 in 2011 – the 49ers (No. 1) and Cowboys (No. 7).
As for individual players, coming to CenturyLink Field this season are the 2011 leader in touchdown receptions – the Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski (17); points scored – the 49ers’ David Akers (166); passer rating – the Packers’ Aaron Rodgers (122.5); receptions – the Patriots’ Wes Welker (122); punting – the 49ers’ Andy Lee (44.0-yard average); kickoff returns – the Jets’ Joe McKnight (31.6-yard average); and interceptions – the Patriots’ Kyle Arrington and Packers’ Rod Woodson (seven).
Sales for the 5-game packs have been brisk since the scheduled was announced on Tuesday, so to get in on this action click here.