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Seahawks have 99-percent season-ticket renewal rate

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It’s good to be the defending NFL champions.

The Seattle Seahawks have announced that all tickets for the 2014 regular season have been sold, thanks in large part to a franchise-record 99-percent renewal rate on season tickets.

The team capped season tickets at 63,000.  Another 12,000 members of the 12th man have joined the Blue Pride season-ticket waiting list.

It’s hardly a surprise, given the passion of the fan base, the performance of the team in 2013, and the potential for the Seahawks to become the first team in a decade to win back-to-back Super Bowl crowns.

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  1. rsduce says: Jul 21, 2014 8:25 PM

    Damn 1%

  2. slugbaitspace says: Jul 21, 2014 8:28 PM

    The only period of time the Seahawks did not have a season-ticket waiting list was when Ken Behring was driving the team into the ground and then driving them to L.A.

    But this might be the largest waiting list they’ve had since the mid-80s.

  3. pats1944 says: Jul 21, 2014 8:29 PM

    And the patriots have sold out every game before training camp has even started for the 21st season in a row. Seahawks are a bunch of fair weather fans

  4. robert831 says: Jul 21, 2014 8:34 PM

    Lots of Seahawks fans getting ready to watch the most overrated corner in football get exposed when he can’t hold on every play.

  5. asimonetti88 says: Jul 21, 2014 8:35 PM

    99% of them have been proud season ticket holders since 2012!

  6. vincelombardisghost says: Jul 21, 2014 8:38 PM

    12,000? That’s it? Packers have nearly 90,000 on their waiting list.

  7. vaughnjoe says: Jul 21, 2014 8:39 PM

    Every team owners dream. Have to have a great defense in place for that.

  8. bronco58lb says: Jul 21, 2014 8:44 PM

    Broncos’ sellout streak dates back to 1968.

  9. ballinmore says: Jul 21, 2014 9:27 PM

    How can bronco58lb or any bronco fan even mention anything negative when it comes to the Hawks? Not a fan of either team but c’mon man.

  10. kkalama1 says: Jul 21, 2014 9:29 PM

    I’d hate to be a broncos fan after what the seahawks did to them

  11. jshawaii22 says: Jul 21, 2014 9:32 PM

    Funny thing is… Brandon Browner was the “corner who holds on every play”…

    He is now with the #1 rated (or so some would say) Dbacks, the Patriots. We’ll now see who has all the holding calls.

    If you watch film of the games at all, you’ll notice hitting a receiver at the line is not the same as holding at the line. This was a point in the postseason with the NFL and oh, by the way, the Seahawks secondary, without Brandon Browner, wasn’t flagged much.

    Now, you can all go back to playing Madden ’14.

  12. rosmith51 says: Jul 21, 2014 9:39 PM

    3 NFC East teams (Washington, NY, Philly) have waiting lists with more people on them than they have season tickets (60k+).

    Seattle wins a SB and has a waiting list that represents less than 1/5 of their season tickets.

    Ho freakin’ hum.

  13. pacificnw7722 says: Jul 21, 2014 9:42 PM

    Season ticket holder here since 1983. You think it was loud at the Clink last year? Just wait until this season!


  14. snoqualmkanem says: Jul 21, 2014 9:43 PM

    “robert831 says:
    Jul 21, 2014 8:34 PM
    Lots of Seahawks fans getting ready to watch the most overrated corner in football get exposed when he can’t hold on every play.”

    Well, the rules have also been tightened up for offensive holding. Not overly worried with the rule change. It is a shame that they have gotten so far away from the original grind it out style of football to this fantasy football oriented/glory stats game that they play today.

    The other side of it is that Seattle has two extremely fast WR’s (Percy Harvin and Paul Richardson) and they won’t be able to be held either.

    So it will all balance out. Seahawks will still get a large number of coverage sacks and they may well start blitzing more.

  15. ariani1985 says: Jul 21, 2014 9:51 PM

    Pretty good for a brand new fan base.

  16. dalcow4 says: Jul 21, 2014 9:51 PM

    They don’t call it the Seawagon for nothing!

  17. 34defense2014 says: Jul 21, 2014 9:52 PM

    No one cares about the Pat’s anymore!

  18. NFLisnotreality says: Jul 21, 2014 9:56 PM

    Taken from
    By Rich Kurtzman
    August 05, 2013 8:37 am MDT

    “The Broncos’ current sellout streak of 343 games dates all the way back to 1970, it’s the third longest in the NFL behind the Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins. But, because the Broncos began in the defunct American Football League – which merged with the NFL in 1970 – they’re the only franchise to sell out every one of their games in the NFL.
    That’s spectacular.”

    The NFL has some diehard fans around the country, lets hope they don’t screw it up…

  19. rukkus1 says: Jul 21, 2014 9:58 PM

    vincelombardisghost says:Jul 21, 2014 8:38 PM

    12,000? That’s it? Packers have nearly 90,000 on their waiting list.


    Hey genius, they said 12,000 new people in line for seasons tickets. Lay off the Milwaukee’s Best homie. You’re making packer fans look worse than they already do.

  20. 1973to1991packerssuckedbigtime says: Jul 21, 2014 10:01 PM

    Of course they will after they win the SB the year before.

    Look at the almighty Packers. They couldn’t even sell out a Playoff game and had to have an extension and corporate help.

    The only reason they have a waiting list is because half of them sell their tickets for profit and most don’t go to the game.

  21. brucetrimble says: Jul 21, 2014 10:04 PM

    I would expect this type of announcement from an expansion team within their first five years or so of existence and not an established team like the Seahawks which may be new to the NFC west but has been in the NFL since 1974.

  22. patfic5 says: Jul 21, 2014 10:06 PM

    Pretty good for a team that just came into the league in 06. Keep up the good work!

  23. greenandgoldgirl says: Jul 21, 2014 10:17 PM

    The Packers sell out streak dates back to 1960. The average wait for season tickets is 30 years. Since only about 90 tickets are turned over each year, add your name to the list today and you’ll be waiting about 955 years. Through good years and bad, the Packers have the most loyal following in all of sports, hands down.

  24. jtm12180 says: Jul 21, 2014 10:27 PM

    Vincelombardi, was about to say the same thing. I’ve been on the steelers list for 10 years already and am probably atleast another 30 from getting even remotely close. Fairweather fans in Seattle…wait another 5 years when they suck again and see where the #’s are!!

  25. nowillrepeat says: Jul 21, 2014 10:36 PM

    Still feel like an expansion franchise

  26. pkrjones says: Jul 21, 2014 10:51 PM

    Lambeau has over 99% renewal EVERY year. Welcome to the club, I guess, but let’s see if you can do that for 60+ years and counting.

  27. realitycheckbaby says: Jul 21, 2014 10:57 PM

    Best fans; best home field advantage; best team.


  28. bubblehead22 says: Jul 21, 2014 11:02 PM

    The wagon is full and will tip over soon.. The most fair weather fans in sports…

  29. bobnelsonjr says: Jul 21, 2014 11:04 PM

    The Seahawks have only been around since the 70’s.

    Teams like the vikings have been around longer and can’t sell 50,000 season tickets.

    The Seahawks are moving up on the NFL reputation list. Times are good and they have a waiting list.

    Instead of saying they haven’t sold like your franchise, be happy they are contributing and making the NFL better.

  30. zeke2517 says: Jul 21, 2014 11:19 PM

    It’s called the business cycle. They will cycle back into obscurity, just like the Steelers.

  31. jda129 says: Jul 21, 2014 11:24 PM

    That’s awesome about those Broncos’ fans selling out since 1968. That means 4 and a half decades or roughly 2 generations of fans were able to witness the embarrassment of their team at the hands of the Hawks. It’s nice to do things as a family.

  32. ashersea says: Jul 22, 2014 12:04 AM

    The waiting list is capped at 12,000.

    > vincelombardisghost says:
    > Jul 21, 2014 8:38 PM
    > 12,000? That’s it? Packers have nearly 90,000 on their waiting list.

  33. dennisatunity says: Jul 22, 2014 12:09 AM

    It’s amazing that the trolls on here don’t understand the difference between selling games out and the renewal rate for season ticket holders. Season ticket holders move away, get transferred to other locations, people die, people lose their money in bankruptcies. The games still get sold out, but there may be dozens of reasons that a person can’t renew their season tickets. That’s pretty basic, gang.

    And yes, the Green Bay Packers have been around since 1919, the Broncos since 1960, and the Patriots since 1959. But the Seahawks are the only ones who won the last Super Bowl.

  34. jeepguy14 says: Jul 22, 2014 12:09 AM

    So Seahawks fans are essentially doing what every season ticket holder of every defending champion in every sport does. I know it’s the offseason but is there really nothing else to write about?

  35. gofor2with3pointlead says: Jul 22, 2014 12:51 AM

    Purchasing a ticket, even season tickets, does not a fan of that particular team make. Perhaps this is a unique dynamic in Seattle, however I seriously doubt it. You see, wherever a fan of football lives, and if they posses the requisite disposable income, they purchase season tickets. If in fact they are well enough off, they sell these tickets from time to time and travel to the home stadium of their favored team. You see real fans of football aren’t always the most prudent bunch.

  36. blackhawks2010 says: Jul 22, 2014 1:27 AM

    Chicago Bears season tickets? Good luck, sold out for ages.

  37. dapollock69 says: Jul 22, 2014 6:50 AM

    Mike Tice is going to have to up his prices!

  38. hansenbrothers says: Jul 22, 2014 9:48 AM

    *yawn* talk to me when you have as many consecutive sellouts as the Packers

  39. simonator917 says: Jul 22, 2014 10:17 AM

    Dear Pete, as someone who’s lived in Los Angeles all my life I am delighted for you and your success. You put USC football back on the map and now you’re doing the same with the Seahawks. Well done!

  40. listenup823 says: Jul 22, 2014 10:19 AM

    There won’t be any playoff tickets sold this year in Seattle

  41. gayforbrady says: Jul 22, 2014 12:47 PM

    I am pretty sure the sea hawks are going to have a down year.

    Just don’t seem them having the same success.

  42. cincyalldaway says: Jul 22, 2014 1:31 PM

    Wow. the band wagoners are out in force. Just wait until this team takes a dump this year and misses the playoffs altogether. Jacksonville will have better attendance!

  43. cueghost says: Jul 22, 2014 2:50 PM

    2014 NFC
    NFC East Champ – Philly
    NFC North Champ – Green Bay
    NFC South Champ – Saints
    NFC West Champ – 49ers
    Wildcard – Bears
    Wildcard – Arizona

    Sorry Seattle, you are going 9-7 and missing the Playoffs this year.

  44. nowillrepeat says: Jul 22, 2014 4:38 PM

    Hearing Seattle claim they have the best fans is truly laughable.

    I dont believe I have ever met a Seahawk fan in my life, not before last year at least.

    You have a good football team, but your arrogance offends me.

  45. nowillrepeat says: Jul 25, 2014 11:13 AM

    Best fans; best home field advantage; best team.


    lol, ill give you best team……last year

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