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Seattle Storm games: good, family-friendly fun

It's a fun and family-friendly sports experience.

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 the four-time WNBA champions and a talented team that is fun and inspiring to watch.

Bonus: It’s also a chance to see Climate Pledge Arena, at a ticket cost lower than that of Seattle Kraken games. Their 2022 season runs through Aug. 7. In addition, many home game nights have themes honoring LGBTQ+ pride, women, Title IX, voting rights or kids. And finally, with superstar Sue Bird having just announced her upcoming retirement, the 2022 season is a final chance to see her play.

[ Related: Read “The Heart of the Storm,” a Sue Bird biography for kids ]

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.

And Pacific Science Center will be on hand during Family Weekends in the 2022 season, bringing fun, interactive, STEM-focused activities.

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.
  • And of course, be LOUD. REALLY LOUD!


Related: Meet a 5-year-old Seattle Storm superfan