New England Nation on WPRI 12 &

Silent in Seattle: Noisy Seahawks fans absent for opener against Patriots

Patriots: New England Nation

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File

RENTON, Wash. (AP/WPRI) — A stadium designed for maximum noise and regarded as one of the best homefield advantages in the NFL will sit empty when the Seattle Seahawks host the New England Patriots on Sunday.

The Seahawks know it will be strange having no fans inside CenturyLink Field.

Even the visiting Patriots are disappointed.

Seattle won’t have fans for at least its first three home games, beginning with Sunday’s contest. Fans will also miss out on next week’s game against Dallas and the Oct. 11 game vs. Minnesota because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the above video, 12 Sports Director Yianni Kourakis looks ahead at Sunday night’s game.

Get ready for kickoff with the New England Nation Pregame Show at 11:30 a.m. Sunday on Fox Providence. Yianni Kourakis, Morey Hershgordon, Rosie Langello and Andy Gresh will break down the matchup and provide insight on the game.

Stay with 12 Sports for post-game analysis and interviews in the New England Nation Patriots Wrap at 11:15 p.m. Monday on WPRI 12.

New England Nation: In-Depth Patriots Coverage »

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Download Mobile Apps from WPRI 12
DOWNLOAD APPS NOW: Apple App Store | Google Play Store

Veteran's Voices: Honoring Those Who Serve

More Veterans Voices

Dan Yorke State of Mind: Dan's Daily Update

DYSOM 10/26/2020: Michael DiBiase

More Dan Yorke State of Mind

Don't Miss

Viewer Pa on


More Live Cams

Community Events & Happenings

More Community

The Border Report Tour

More Border Report Tour