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The Kingdome

The Kingdome, home of the Seattle Seahawks, is set for play in November 1984. (AP Photo / Al Messerschmidt)

The Kingdome was originally located on 35.9 acres. Due to construction of the new parking garage and event center the acreage is now 23.9 acres.

The Kingdome had the largest concrete roof in the world - 7.85 acres. A new roof and ceiling was completed in 1994. The new ceiling had improved acoustics through the use of a spray on cellulose material.

The building itself, contained 52,800 cubic yards of concrete and 443 tons of structural steel.

It was 250 feet high and 660 feet across to the inside walls making it wider than the Space Needle is tall.

The Kingdome hosted football, soccer, baseball, basketball, tennis, volleyball, rodeos, motor sports, concerts, meetings and trade & consumer shows of all types.

The Kingdome boasted the 43rd largest facility exhibition space in North America.

More than 72 million people entered the Kingdome through a variety of entertainment over 23 years.

Over 3,250 major events were held and many hundreds of smaller special events.

The largest event attendance at the Kingdome was 74,000, set on May 14, 1976 during a Billy Graham Crusade.

Original cost, including property, was $67 million; another $47 million in capital improvements was added over the years. The remaining debt on both the original cost and capital improvements is $57 million.

Top 10 Moments
November 7, 1976 First home win versus the Atlanta Falcons
November 16, 1981 First regular season victory over San Diego on Monday Night Football after eight straight previous defeats
December 24, 1983 First home playoff win versus the Denver Broncos
November 4, 1984 NFL record four inter- ceptions returned for touchdowns against the Kansas City Chiefs
December 2, 1984 Clinched a playoff berth with a 38-17 win over Detroit
December 22, 1984 Eliminated defending Super Bowl Champion Los Angeles Raiders in the AFC Wild Card Game at the Kingdome
October 6, 1986 Steve Largent breaks the NFL record for consecutive games with a pass reception against San Diego on Monday Night Football
December 11, 1988 Seahawks score on their first six posses- sions in a 42-17 victory over the Denver Broncos/Largent hit on Mike Harden.
November 30, 1992 Play-by-play announc- er Pete Gross is induct- ed into the Seahawks Ring of Honor
November 3, 1996 John Friesz threw for 323 yards, the first 300-yard passing game since 1990 in a 23-16 win over the Houston Oilers
*Top 10 Moments as voted on by Seahawks fans via the team’s official web site,, prior to the final regular season game played on December 26, 1999.