The Other Beantown

Starbucks, rich techies, soft showers: One visit and you'll want to Hasselbeck
November 01, 2004

OCT. 31 >> CAROLINA PANTHERS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS >> 1:05 P.M. PST

[1] MICROSOFT HEADQUARTERS Seahawks owner Paul Allen cofounded company with Bill Gates in 1976, then left in '83. Now the world's fifth-richest man (by selling Microsoft shares), Allen bought Hawks in '97 for $200 million. [2] BELLEVUE, WASH. Running back Kerry Carter's condo, where Bobby Trendy (The Anna Nicole Show) went "masculine but classy" in ABC Family home-makeover show, Bachelor Pad. [3] EVERGREEN HOSPITAL Running back Shaun Alexander cut umbilical cord of daughter, Heaven, at 12:37 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, then raced to Qwest Field--with police escort--to play Rams. Arriving in second quarter, he gained 58 yards in 24-23 win. [4] MOUNT RAINIER Wideout Steve Largent and the man who helped him to the Hall of Fame, QB Jim Zorn, scaled the 14,410-foot volcano in '80. [5] SUB POP HEADQUARTERS Nirvana, Soundgarden ... the birthplace of grunge. After being drafted in '93, QB Rick Mirer, a fan of another Seattle band, Pearl Jam, marveled, "Great rock scene. I guess the first thing I'd like to do is meet Eddie Vedder." [6] PIKE PLACE MARKET Where fishmongers famously throw their wares and where Starbucks began in '71. [7] KINGDOME Seahawks home from '76 through '99 drew largest crowd (74,000) for Billy Graham Crusade event in '76. [8] HUSKY STADIUM Birthplace of the Wave (in '81) and home of U of Washington football since 1920. [9] EXPERIENCE MUSIC PROJECT Paul Allen's ultimate music museum. Recent exhibit: Disco--A Decade of Saturday Nights. Travolta's duds and all. [10] 93.3 FM Defensive backs Ken Hamlin and Marcus Trufant took requests on the KUBE's hip-hop-centric Traffic Jam Takeover. [11] SPACE NEEDLE Focal point of Sonics logo was tallest building west of the Mississippi (605 ft.) when erected for '62 World's Fair. [12] BILL GATES's gazillion-dollar housing compound has secret pivoting bookcases, 24 bathrooms and a system that determines visitors' whereabouts using electronic sensors. [13] SEATTLE CENTER The King came to the King City to film 1963's It Happened at the World's Fair, but forgettable songs (Take Me to the Fair) and a dud plot--even for an Elvis flick--make the movie a stinker. --Adam Duerson

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QWEST FIELD

• SEATING CAPACITY: 67,000

• FIRST EVENT: July 28, 2002, Seattle Sounders beat Vancouver Whitecaps 4-1 in soccer. A-League attendance record of 25,515.

• NAMING RIGHTS COST: $5 million annually, sixth-highest in NFL.

• PLAYING SURFACE (FIELDTURF) COMPOSITION: 35,000-plus recycled tennis shoes; 30,000 recycled tires.

• RETIRED NUMBERS: 80 (Steve Largent, on loan to Jerry Rice), 12 (fans, "the 12th man").

1,651 MILES E
Milton, Wis., MILTON COLLEGE
Tiny (297 students) and now defunct alma mater of Seahawks QB Dave Krieg ('83-91), a three-time Pro Bowler who's second in NFL fumbles (153).

2,487 MILES E
Chestnut Hill, Mass., BOSTON COLLEGE
Seahawks starter Matt Hasselbeck and brother Tim (Redskins backup) QB'd here; brother Nathanael was a defensive back.

1,783 MILES SE
Little Rock
After failing a physical, Seattle LB Brian Bosworth headed here--not training camp--in summer of '90 to film Stone Cold. Despite brutal reviews he hung up his jersey to pursue a film career: Boz, 39, plays a prison guard in forthcoming remake of The Longest Yard.

2,013 MILES SE
Lexington, Ky. HILL 'N' DALE FARM
Final resting place of Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew, who died at the age of 28 in 2002.

713 MILES S
San Jose OAK GROVE HIGH
Where Mike Holmgren made a name as a players' coach from 1975 to '80. He formed a fund-raising band, Big Bop and the Choppers, rocking out on trombone.

Visitors' View

What the Panthers like about Seattle

"The harbor area's nice. When you look down at the water, you see fish swimming around. It's like a fantasy place. In the [locker room] my favorite thing was the coffee. You'd pour a cup, and there were coffee grounds in it. It's just strong--you get whacked out."

--Doug Brzezinski, guard

"My favorite place was the Metropolitan Grill. This was when I could eat more. Their porterhouse steak is, like, 28 ounces. You think now, How in the world could I have done that?" --John Kasay, kicker, a Seahawk from '91 to '94

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