Mariners success would create changes for the Seahawks
By Lee Vowell
The Seattle Mariners are finally in the baseball playoffs for the first time in 21 years. But that could actually affect the Seahawks in Week 6.
First of all, that was a crushing Mariners loss on Tuesday after having a four-run lead but still, we want Seattle teams to do well and hopefully, that means winning the next three games against the Astros and moving on to the American League Championship series. But if the Mariners win just one game, there will be a scheduling change for the Seahawks.
The NFL decided on Wednesday that if the Mariners defeat the Astros on Thursday or Saturday (those are when the next two games of the Mariners-Astros series are) then the Seahawks will game against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday will move from a 1:05 pm PT kickoff time to a 2:30 pm PT kickoff.
A Mariners victory will affect your Seahawks game-day plans
The city of Seattle has a stipulation that requires full-stadium events beginning at the same time to, well…not happen at the same time. This actually makes sense as T-Mobile Park where the Mariners play and Lumen Field where the Seahawks play is basically right across the street from each other.
The mass of people in the area would be insane basically. Having the two games happen at slightly separate times will help with crowd control and help the people going to the games to hopefully have a more effortless experience of getting in and out of the games.
How awesome would it be to be at one of the stadiums, however? If both the Mariners and Seahawks are doing great things at the same time, just imagine the noise. Heck, maybe combining the two teams could create another Beast Quake-type situation.
Either way, stay tuned and know that if the Mariners win on Thursday and you planned on going to the Seahawks game, you might slightly need to rearrange your plans for when you are meeting people.