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IT'S HAPPENING AT KICKOFF WEEK

2014 NFL Kickoff will bring music and a spirit of community to Seattle as fans nationwide prepare to get back to football. More details about NFL Kickoff events will be announced shortly. Choose your team video at NFL.com/Backtofootball and get Back to Football.

Fans interested in near-stage seating for the concert may register online at 1iota. Access to this exclusive viewing area opportunity is first come, first served.

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 4. GATES OPEN at 2:30 pm PT.

LIVE IN NORTH LOT AT CENTURYLINK FIELD


Pharrell Williams

LIVE IN NORTH LOT AT CENTURYLINK FIELD


SOUNDGARDEN

SINGING the NATIONAL
ANTHEM


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PACKERS VS. SEAHAWKS 5:30 pm PT, THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 4

GAMEDAY VILLAGE

The NFL Gameday Village is free and will be open to fans on Wednesday, September 3 from 10 am to 10 pm and Thursday, September 4 from 10 am to 5:15 pm in Pioneer Square. The NFL Gameday Village will feature an autograph stage with NFL Legends, a Youth Zone geared towards kids and NFL PLAY 60, and an array of exciting interactive opportunities for fans.

Fans may register for an NFL eVoucher for a chance to win two tickets to the 9/21 game against the Broncos, pregame sideline passes, a customized Seahawks jersey and a $50 concession voucher.

GAMEDAY VILLAGE SCHEDULE

NFL Autograph Stage:

  • Wednesday:
    1:00pm - 2:00pm - Mack Strong
    3:00pm - 4:00pm - Ed Reynolds
    5:00pm - 6:00pm - Shaun Alexander
  • Thursday:
    1:00pm - 2:00pm - Will Shields
    1:00pm - 2:00pm - Warren Moon
    2:30pm - 3:30pm - Jim Zorn
    2:30pm - 3:30pm - Walter Jones

EVENT INFORMATION

CONCERT INFORMATION

  • There will be a concert from a stage located in the North Lot at CenturyLink Field with a feature performance by Pharrell Williams. Seattle's own Soundgarden will kickoff the event.
  • Fans do not need tickets to attend the free concert.
  • Concert entrance is scheduled to open to the public beginning at 2:30 pm on Thursday, September 4.
  • Fans may enter the concert site from 2nd Avenue and South King Street and may watch the performances from the North Lot.
  • All persons and carried items are subject to search.
  • Upon entry, fans will be directed to designated viewing areas.
  • Access to the designated viewing areas is first come, first served.
    • Near-stage seating may be requested via 1iota. Access to this exclusive viewing area opportunity is first come, first served
  • Portable restrooms will be available for concert attendees.
  • Bottled water will be available for purchase inside the concert viewing areas.
  • A screening of "America'a Game: 2013 Seattle Seahawks" will begin at approximately 2:30 pm.

CONCERT ENTRY LOCATION

  • All stadium gates are scheduled to be open to the public beginning at 2:30 pm on Thursday, September 4.
  • Fans can enter the concert site at 2nd Avenue and South King Street.
  • All persons and carried items are subject to search.
  • Re-entry into the concert viewing areas is not permitted.
  • Fans planning to attend events during 2014 NFL KICKOFF are encouraged to follow @NFL345 for the most up-to-date information.

FAN GUIDELINES & EVENT FAQ'S

TRANSPORTATION

Fans are encouraged to plan ahead and arrive early to enjoy game day activities and avoid any traffic or parking delays. A transportation guide is available here.

STREET CLOSURES

Streets near the stadium will close at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3 for setting up. On Thursday, Sept. 4, Police Officers will close streets near the stadium as needed to manage traffic, possibly starting as early as 9 a.m. Streets as far north as James Street could be closed. Metro buses will be allowed through. Fourth Avenue South and First Avenue South will remain open.

Check NFL.com/Kickoff for the most up-to-date information.

ADA

The passenger and disabled drop-off zone is located off the intersection of Railroad Way S. at Occidental Avenue (across from The Pro Shop at CenturyLink Field), from the north via 1st Ave. S. Drivers may drop off passengers next to the stadium prior to parking until kickoff.

CONCERT SECURITY CHECKPOINTS

All persons, backpacks and packages are subject to search to ensure public safety and security.

ENTRY TIME

All stadium gates are scheduled to open at 2:30 pm.

CONCERT EXIT

Immediately following the concert, all concert goers will be directed to exit at 2nd Avenue and South King Street, the same location as entry.

CONCERT PROHIBITED ITEMS

All persons, backpacks and packages are subject to search to ensure public safety and security.

Alcohol Bottles, Cans, Airplane Bottles, Zip-Loc Bags, Shooters.

Bags Bags Larger Than 12"x6"x12".

Beverages All beverages.

Cans & Bottles Any Glass, Aluminum and Metal Containers.

Food All food.

Noisemakers Megaphones, Air Horns, Sirens, Horns, Whistles, Drums, Cow Bells.

Video Recorders Cameras with video recording capabilities or professional style cameras with large lenses (6" or longer) or tri-pods.

Weapons Guns, Knives, Pepper Spray, Brass Knuckles, Loose Batteries, Wires, Box Cutters.

Miscellaneous Animals other than Service Animals, Blankets, Chairs, Fireworks, Flag Poles, Grills, Obstructive Signs, Tents, Umbrellas.

STADIUM PROHIBITED ITEMS

All persons, backpacks and packages are subject to search to ensure public safety and security.

Bags Non-Clear Bags Larger than 12"x6"x12". Read more about the NFL's bag policy here.

Weapons Guns, Knives, Pepper Spray, Brass Knuckles, Loose Batteries, Wires, Box Cutters.

Alcohol Bottles, Cans, Airplane Bottles, Zip-Loc Bags, Shooters.

Can & Bottles Any Glass, Aluminum and Metal Containers.

Outside Beverages Sodas, Specialty Coffees, Sports Drinks (Exceptions are made for factory sealed water bottles and soft-sided juice boxes).

Video Recorders Cameras with video recording capabilities or professional style cameras with large lenses (6" or longer) or tri-pods.

All Noisemakers Megaphones, Air Horns, Sirens, Horns, Whistles, Drums, Cow Bells.

Flag Poles, Chairs, Tents, Fireworks, Grills, Blankets, Obstructive Signs, Animals other than Service Animals.

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