Fun is a Slam Dunk with the Seattle Storm
The Seattle Storm are known for good basketball and a family-friendly atmosphere at KeyArena — and they're playing for the title!
Tip off at a Seattle Storm basketball game at KeyArena
Courtesy of Seattle Storm
UPDATE: The Storm are playing the Washington Mystics for the WNBA championship in a series that begins Friday, Sept. 7. Find details and ticket information here.
If you’re looking for an action-packed sporting event that will entertain the whole family, you should consider a Seattle Storm basketball game. These superstar women are two-time WNBA champions and a talented team that is fun and inspiring to watch.
This year, the team is shooting for their first winning season since 2010, and their first WNBA title since 2010. With their “Big Three” of Breanna Stewart, Sue Bird and Jewell Loyd leading the way, they will be trying to add that third championship title. Sue Bird is a legend when it comes to women’s basketball, so it’s worth it just to see her in action. The 10-time WNBA All-Star and 16-year veteran of the game recently broke the league’s all-time assists record.
Even if you’re not a huge basketball fan, it’s hard to not get into the excitement and thrill of it all. Storm games are known for their family-friendly atmosphere and fun interactive activities that get the whole crowd involved and energized. During halftime and timeouts, you’ll often see the Storm Dance Troupe (ages 5-15) perform, and appearances by the Storm mascot, Doppler. In fact, all kids are invited to join the Seattle Children’s Doppler Train during the first timeout of the fourth quarter at each home game. The cue is when you hear “C’Mon N’ Ride the Train”.
A couple more reasons why a Seattle Storm game makes a great family outing? The tickets are reasonably priced and much cheaper than trying to get the whole family into a Seahawks game, for example. And, the whole experience, with four 10-minute quarters and timeouts, lasts just under two hours, which is great for little ones with shorter attention spans. Finally, there are plenty of cool theme nights to choose from that just add to the fun of the experience.
Finally, we have some tips for making the most of your time at the game and having the maximum amount of fun:
- Wear Storm colors! Green, yellow and gray.
- Make and bring creative signs to the game and cheer on the team or your favorite player.
- Make friends with the Storm fans sitting next to you and try to start the Wave or trade high fives for all the awesome plays.
- Remain standing until the Storm scores for the first time and repeat for the beginning of the second half.
- Grab a bite to eat before or after the game at the nearby Seattle Center Armory. The food at the games is your basic concession-type of fare, but the Armory has Skillet Counter, Mod Pizza, Cool Guys Fry Bar, Blue Water Taco Grill, and for dessert, an outpost of the Confectional, much more interesting to the taste buds than the usual popcorn and hot dogs.
- And of course, be LOUD. REALLY LOUD!
IF YOU GO:
Where: Key Arena, 305 Harrison St., Seattle.
Cost: Tickets range from $20 to $140.