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Material on this page was published when Seahawks Stadium, now called Qwest Field, opened in 2002.
Friday, August 2, 2002 - 12:00 a.m. Pacific
Fascinating facts about the stadium
Spanning 720 feet, the roof span is comparable in length to 24-adult orca whales lined up head to tail.
The new stadium has more than enough bricks to cover every professional football field west of Dallas.
Enough concrete was laid during construction (10,000 cubic yards) to build a three-foot-wide sidewalk from Seattle to Boise, Idaho.
If you lined up all the trucks that poured concrete, you'd have a line running from Tacoma to Everett. That's 8,888 trucks covering 52 miles.
The closest seats are only 52 feet away from the players.
The weight of all the concrete is equivalent to a stack of Honda Civics more than 35 miles high.
Public amenities include restaurants, retail spaces, 48 concession areas, 63 restrooms and 11 elevators.
Seating capacity is 72,000, with 67,000 fixed seats and an additional 5,000 seats for special events.
The beer conduit system holds 142.5 pony kegs worth of beer. That's 18,240 pints of beer.
More than 35,000 recycled tennis shoes and 30,000 recycled tires were used for the fieldturf that serves as the playing surface.
Seahawks Stadium contains 3,756 miles of cable the distance from New York to Luxembourg.
70 percent of all seats in the open-air stadium are under cover.
Cost of the stadium and adjoining exhibition center and parking garage is $430 million.
A total of 1,400 seats are for people with disabilities and their companions.
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