After celebrating the 20th anniversary of Lumen Field just last summer, Seahawks fans are putting the rest of the NFL teams on notice that their stadium is the best.
USA TODAY 10 Best Readers' Choice Awards is a fan voted contest. Here are the rankings for the contest this year:
1. Lumen Field, home to your very own Seattle Seahawks
2. GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, home to the Kansas City Chiefs
3. M&T Bank Stadium, home to the Baltimore Ravens
4. Allegiant Stadium, home to the Las Vegas Raiders
5. Raymond James Stadium, home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6. Acrisure Stadium, home to the Pittsburgh Steelers
7. Lucas Oil Stadium, home to the Indianapolis Colts
8. U.S. Bank Stadium, home to the Minnesota Vikings
9. Lambeau Field, home to the Green Bay Packers
10. SoFi Stadium, home to the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers
"Truly a locals' stadium, Lumen Field is renowned for its fans, collectively known as "The 12s." The experience of being amongst the throng here is incredible, as is the bountiful selection of local craft beer, Starbucks and other local coffees, and fine Pacific Northwest-centric food. The staggering views of downtown Seattle and Puget Sound, as well as complete access by public transport are also reasons enough to visit this all-around winner."
Last year Lumen Field and the Seahawks announced their plan to modernize and upgrade various areas of the stadium over the next three years through Fanovation - commitment to fan-first innovation. This has included the debut of The Mitsubishi Video Boards, enhanced concession areas powered by Amazon Just Walk Out technology in which Lumen Field now has eight - the most of any sports venue in the world, a premium food & beverage space called Cityside Bars providing sweeping lower-level views of the field, and the Tunnel Club, a new premium experience to be inside the player tunnel as they take the field. Additionally, Lumen Field just launched their new Food and Beverage Program called Home Taste Advantage, another addition to fan experience enhancement, and innovation.
It is not just the stadium itself that makes Lumen Field the Best NFL Stadium, but it is the fans – known as the 12s, who have created the identity of Lumen Field being one of the loudest stadiums.
"It was sensational, man, just, you hear about it all the time, but to experience it for yourself, is something different." Linebacker Uchenna Nwosu said after the home opener last season.
After that same game, head coach Pete Carroll said the team is lucky to call Lumen Field home.
"We're so lucky. We're so lucky that we get to play here, and that our fans love it so much."
The passion, the cheers, the dedication, all brought by the 12s, paired with Lumen Field's innovative integrations creating an incomparable fan experience, make it the best NFL Stadium.