The Seahawks announced on Tuesday that Lumen Field can return to full capacity in 2021 a season after COVID-19 affected the entire NFL schedule. The move was OK’d by the NFL and Washington state public health officials. There will be stipulations that fans will have to abide by but basically, 12s can once again try to affect the outcome of Seattle football games by bringing the noise.
Per Seattle TV station KOMO, Seahawks receiver Tyler Lockett reacted to the news this way
"Oh man, I’m excited to have them. You never know what it’s like to not have something until you don’t have it. And when we didn’t have the fans, you could tell it was different…So I’m excited for the fans to come back."
And I am sure 12s cannot agree more that getting back to Lumen Field will be a fantastic opportunity that will not be taken for granted. A season without Seahawks fans at home games was weird and few fanbases are as vocal in their support.
Seahawks fans allowed to come back Lumen Field for home games
12s will not be required to be vaccinated but if not vaccinated will have to wear a mask, per Washington state re-opening guidelines. The Seahawks organization did say it would encourage all persons, whether or not a person was a Seahawks fan, to get vaccinated for the sake of public health.
Watching Seahawks home games last year was so strange. It was almost like watching a practice only that the practice counted in the win-loss column. I missed hearing the buzz of 12s and listening to the reaction of a big play.
How loud would it have been on plays like L.J. Collier’s stop of Cam Newton at the end of the Seattle and New England game last season? Thankfully, 12s can react in-person to Seattle’s victories this coming year and that is not to be missed.