Seahawks vs. Steelers @ Lumen Field

The last game of 2023 🎉

📸: NFL

📅 Sunday, December 31st
⏰ Kickoff 1:05 pm
📍 Lumen Field: 800 Occidental Ave S, Seattle

It’s New Year’s Eve. You’ve done all the preparations. There’s a bucket full of Gatorade ready to go. You put on shoulder pads, knee pads, and cleats, stick a mouthguard in, strap on a helmet, then exit the locker room to the sounds of 78,000 people making LOUD NOISES. What the hell kind of NYE party is this? And why is it so early? Because it’s football Sunday, ya dweebs, and the Seahawks are about to get a taste of Pittsburgh steel!

This match against the Steelers will be their last home game of the regular season, so we’ll likely know where the Hawks stand ahead of time. As I write this in late November, the San Francisco 49ers sit atop the NFC West division, while Seattle must settle for a wild card spot. No shame in that, and no shame in going to this game, even if it ends up being a looser “see you next year” experience.

So come out to Lumen Field at 1:05 pm and, as local comedian Emmett Montgomery would say, enjoy the hot dogs and collective screaming. The game should be over by 4:30 pm, meaning you still have plenty of time to get into another outfit and have a hell of an evening as you ring in 2024. Or go into the night in your throwback jersey; I’m not here to judge your fashion style.

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Marcus Gorman

Marcus Gorman is a Seattle-based playwright and film programmer. He once raised money for a synagogue by marathoning 15 Adam Sandler movies in one weekend. You can find him on Instagram and Twitter @marcus_gorman.