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Tips for Taking a Baby or Toddler to Seahawks Training Camp

Tips for Taking a Baby or Toddler to Seahawks Training Camp

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Hey, big Seahawks fan! I know how it feels to “initiate” the little one into the sport, but it can be pretty challenging. Scroll down to read important tips on how to enjoy Seahawks Training Camp with your little ones!

This Tips for Taking a Baby or Toddler to Seahawks Training Camp post was written by PNW family travel expert Marcie Cheung and contains affiliate links which means if you purchase something from one of my affiliate links, I may earn a small commission that goes back into maintaining this blog.

The Seahawks are a big deal in my family, so it just makes sense to bring my kids to the Seattle Seahawks Training Camp at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center.

My husband has been a life-long fan (attending the Seattle Seahawks Training Camp several times) and I became one when we met (after attending the Seahawks Football 101 event). Owen was supposed to be born on Super Bowl weekend, but he came early and was able to watch the Seahawks win the Superbowl for the first time.

We have been fortunate to have the opportunity to take our son to Seahawks Training Camp every year of his life. In my first year, I got a ticket to the sold-out event from a co-worker of a family friend.

Owen was 8 months old, and I strapped him in my baby carrier. It was a really hot day, and he was a bit overheated. I happened to bring his little customized Seahawks jersey that said “Lil Cheung” on the back.

Marshawn Lynch autographed it for him! This was a big deal because this was the first practice he had attended. He only signed autographs for a few fans before heading to their practice facility.

Taking Your Kids to Seattle Seahawk Training Camp

Tips for Taking a Baby or Toddler to Seahawks Training Camp

The next year, I was able to secure Seahawks Training Camp tickets for our family and another family with a newborn. We thought ahead and brought a blanket to sit on, lots of sunscreen and snacks. Owen enjoyed it even more because he was able to dance to the music and do a lot of people watching.
This year, we’re planning on bringing a blanket and getting there early so we can sit closer to the fence at Seahawks Training Camp. We will also bring water, sunscreen, and lots of snacks.
There are also usually inflatables for younger kiddos. I’m also going to bring a photo matte board and see if I can get players to autograph it. Then, I’ll put a photo of our family dressed in our Seahawks gear in it and hang it on our wall.

Tips for Taking a Baby or Toddler to Seahawks Training Camp8 Tips for Seahawks Training Camp:

  1. Get tickets early: Tickets sell out quickly, so grab your tickets as soon as they are available. Kids 2 and under are free.
  2. Pack essentials: Bring lots of sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and something to sit on. Snacks and drinks are optional, as vendors are usually available. You can bring a backpack, a small cooler, a stroller, and chairs.
  3. Park early: There is a lot of parking available at The Landing in Renton; however, the spots fill up quickly with Training Camp attendees and patrons of the stores located there.
  4. Claim your spot: The viewing area is on a hill. If you have a baby that will be laying on a blanket, you might want to find a spot that’s a bit flatter so you won’t have to constantly put your baby back on the blanket. For older toddlers, it might be nice to be closer to all the activities and a good view of the practice field.
  5. There are no designated nursing/changing areas. Just a heads up. I’ve never had a problem nursing my son or changing his diaper on our blanket while watching practice. There are many trashcans nearby for diaper disposal.
  6. Walk around: If your kids are getting antsy, get up and move around. There is a Pro Shop, food/drinks, and lots of vendor booths.
  7. Bring a Sharpie: If you’d like to get autographs at the end of Training Camp, the players are usually more than happy to meet fans. But you’ll need to bring your own pen and something for them to sign. If you want them to sign your jersey, you might clip it to a clipboard or other hard surface, as they won’t have a hard surface to write on.
  8. Bring your camera: There are many fun photo ops at Training Camp. The SeaGals and Blitz are usually there for posed photos, and they have lots of signs and cutouts specifically for photos. I usually just use my iPhone, but you can bring a camera as long as the lens is under 12″.

Tips for Taking a Baby or Toddler to Seahawks Training Camp

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