RENTON, Wash.- The Seattle Seahawks announced today activities to celebrate the team's first Color Rush game on Thursday, December 15. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:25 p.m., stadium gates open at 2:30 p.m. and Touchdown City opens at 2 p.m. The game is presented by Coca-Cola and Subway Restaurants of Western Washington.
CenturyLink Field will be illuminated with spotlights and specialty green lighting treatments. In addition to the new player uniforms, the Sea Gals and mascots Blitz and Boom will also sport new Action Green outfits and Blue Thunder will change their name for one game only to Green Thunder. Fans are invited to join the players and wear green attire to the game.
The team will distribute Action Green rally towels at all gates, courtesy of American Family Insurance.
Volunteers from YMCA of Greater Seattle will be distributing the Seahawks Gameday Magazine for $5 as part of the Spirit of 12 Partners program. All proceeds raised will be matched 100% by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation.
Grammy winning artist and song-writer Ray Dalton will perform the national anthem. Dalton, who began singing in Seattle's Total Experience Gospel Choir when he was sixteen, was featured on the track Can't Hold Us by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
The joint-service honor guard will be led by Staff Sergeant Frank Dunbar of the I Corps Honor Guard at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The honor guard is comprised of active duty military members of all branches of the armed services.
During halftime, the Western Washington Toyota Dealers will select one of six fans to win the 2016 Toyota Crew Cab Seahawks Tundra that has been staged above the Toyota Fan Deck throughout the season.
If the Seahawks force five opponent false starts or more during the game, Delta Air Lines will unlock 1,200 bonus miles for all 12status members to add to their SkyMiles account. Sign-up is also available online at Seahawks.com/12status. 12status members will earn miles, perks, merchandise and more.
American Family Insurance Touchdown City is free and opens at 2 p.m. Seahawks Legend Jacob Greenwill be signing autographs from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the American Family Insurance Legends Experience. Local disco band, Sonic Funk Orchestra, will performon the main stage from 4:20-5:20 p.m. Additional Touchdown City activities include the following:
- Two 13'x 24' high definition/resolution screens for fans to watch highlights and NFL Network
- Interactive games and contests
- Photo opportunities
- Airbrush tattoos
- Action Green face paint and hair spray for fans
- Performances by Sea Gals and Green Thunder
- Sea Gals autograph booth
- Appearance by BOOM, Seahawks mascot
- Opportunity to take images with Taima, team's augur hawk
- The Pro Shop kiosks
- CenturyLink Quarterback Challenge for a chance to win the opportunity to compete for $5,000
- 710 ESPN Seattle and KIRO Radio 97.3 FM pregame show featuring live reports and analysis with host Dori Monson and Seahawks Legends Sam Adkins, Jordan Babineaux, Paul Moyer and Dave Wyman
Rolling Stones tribute band, Tumbling Dice will perform from 3:20 - 5:20 p.m. in the in the Brougham Beer Hall.
Seahawks 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 at Seahawks Gameday Guide.
The team will donate 12% of sales for every blanket purchased in December at the four Seahawks retail stores to Cocoon House, a non-profit that provides outreach, housing and prevention services to homeless and at-risk youth and their families in Snohomish County. The four retail stores are located at CenturyLink Field, downtown Seattle, Renton Landing and Alderwood Mall. Fans will also be able to make an in-store donation at check-out.
The hashtag for Thursday's game against the Rams is #LAvsSEA. Fans are encouraged to tweet their gameday photos to @12s, an account curated by the Seahawks, using the hashtags #ActionGreen and #WeAre12. Snapchat users can now choose from a special Seahawks Snapchat filter while at CenturyLink Field on gameday. For stadium and traffic updates, follow and direct questions to @CenturyLink_Fld. The customer service staff at The Pro Shop is also ready to address any retail related questions at @SeahawksProShop.
About Cocoon House
Cocoon House is a non-profit that provides outreach, housing and prevention services to homeless and at-risk youth and their families in Snohomish County. The mission of Cocoon House is to empower young people, families, and the community to break the cycle of homelessness through outreach, housing and prevention. Visit http://www.cocoonhouse.org/ for more information.
Several of Seattle's city landmarks are lighting up in Action Green this week as the Seahawks ready to debut their Color Rush uniforms on Thursday Night Football against the Los Angeles Rams.