I'm not sure I'll sleep tonight.
You see, tomorrow I will be going to my first Hawks game since the Kingdome days, and I'll be bringing my family. Part of the drought has been geography, partly economics, partly raising young children. Now, my son is 11 and a hard-core Hawks fan. My 9 year-old daughter is warming up to football. And you gotta know that a man who grew up (I'm literally from South Alaska) with the Hawks wouldn't marry a woman who isn't a Hawks fan!
I have lurked here on .NET for a solid decade, and rarely post since I don't often feel like I'm going to say something that will add value to the discussion. I feel pretty passionate about this team, therefore I'm most likely to want to say something at a time where the passion will translate to reactionary stupidity. Let cooler heads prevail.
I could use some game day advice as it has been a while, and I'm not familiar with Seattle. We will be driving up from Portland.
As for transportation, I'm thinking about riding LINK or the Sounder in from the Tukwila area. What I'm not sure about is parking. I'm thinking I could park at the Tukwila Link, or at SeaTac, or at the Tukwila Rail Station, and ride in. This line of thought comes from the idea that the stadium area parking is probably quite expensive, and probably a mess after the game. Thoughts? Advice?
As my wife is ever-nurturing, she thinks of things that I don't. She asked me a few weeks ago, what kind of food is allowed to be brought into the stadium. I'm thinking, "Food, who needs it? I'm going to be too amped up to eat!" But, the kids are probably going to get hungry, so we need to figure something out (I'm not thrilled about paying for stadium concessions). That is when I discover this on .COM: "Outside Food in Clear Plastic Bags or Pizza in Pizza Boxes" under the allowed items heading. So my wife asks where we would get a whole pizza nearby, and marvels at the thought that they'd allow a pizza of all things! She's also thinking about making up several bags of food to bring. Thoughts? Advise?
In hopes of making the most of the game day experience, I'm planning on arriving 2 or 3 hours before game time. Is there anything that I should be sure to take in or experience?
Thanks for any advice that you may offer!
I was there when Steve Largent rocked Mike Harden, and I'm looking forward to another memorable play (or several) tomorrow. We don't have great seats, but 315-CC-18/21 is where my group of 12's will be adding to the NOISE!