Seattle Seahawks. If you heard the earth rumbling on February 2, 2014, it was probably just Seattle. The entire city went nuts when their beloved team trounced the Denver Broncos and won the Super Bowl. Now it's harder than ever to get tix to see the Seattle Seahawks play in their $430 million arena, the state-of-the-art CenturyLink Field. Single-game tix go on sale in late July or early August, and all home games sell out quickly. They're expensive, too, leading the NFL in starting prices at $150 for the cheap seats. The average ticket ask-price averages more like $400. Note that traffic and parking are both nightmares on game days; try to take public transportation—or walk the mile from Downtown. Fun local trivia: The number 12—look around and you'll see it everywhere—refers to Seattle’s “12th Man” phenomenon. The squad consists of 11 players and the fans are the 12th man. Just how serious are the Seahawks fans to earn such a title? The stadium gets so loud that it literally generates earthquakes. 800 Occidental Ave. S, SoDo, Seattle, Washington, 98134. 425/203–8000; www.seahawks.com.
UW Huskies. The UW Huskies are almost as popular as the Seahawks. Home games are at the newly renovated Husky Stadium, a U-shape stadium that overlooks Lake Washington, where the Dawgs host some of the best teams in the nation. Tickets, which start around $35, go on sale at the end of July. University of Washington, 3800 Montlake Blvd. NE, University District, Seattle, Washington, 98105. 206/543–2200; gohuskies.cstv.com.