News from the Seahawks Fan Advisory Council

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

We take a look at the notes from a Fan Advisory Council member and break down what it all means.

Brief disclaimer: the information below is taken from a Facebook post, immediately putting us in "friend of a friend" territory when it comes to your salt grains. I'd guess that it circulated via email then trickled down to social media, as these things do. Feel free to vet it out for yourself before reading. It all seems credible enough to me, though, so worth sharing here.

The Fan Advisory Council is, like beating the Rams at home in Week 17 and then going on to the playoffs, one of the cooler things that the Seahawks do every year. They choose twelve season ticket holders to come in and meet with team executives, give input on the overall fan experience, and get a download on what is happening in and around CenturyLink Field. Some probably really awesome guy named Paul Wilde is on said Council and was good enough to share notes. Let's make like a San Francisco blogger and take a look at what it all means!

What
Big concert with "major act(s)" in North Lot before the Green Bay game on 9/4

What it all means
Probably Macklemore but hopefully something cooler? This serves two purposes: making it a complete pain in the ass to get to this game on a Thursday evening, and giving us a convenient scapegoat if the game gets off to a rough start. Can somebody make sure Drake is booked elsewhere that week?

What
"Home of the 12th Man" sign will become Home of the 12s

What it all means
The Seahawks are getting on board with gender equality, and the Seahawks are tired of paying Texas A&M for something this stupid. Sounds like this is the direction they are heading with the "12" brand overall. The 12th Man is probably pretty damn annoying for female fans, you know? I'm wit it.

What
Variable ticket pricing kicks off this year (preseason, regular, premium). Premium tier games are Green Bay, Denver, Dallas, San Francisco.

What it all means
Uh, honestly, I just think this means the great games get even more expensive, and the okay games stay the same as always. I'm already getting gouged by buying on the secondary market, though, so this isn't really designed to benefit me. Curious to hear what you season ticket holders think of this one. Also...dude, Dallas?

What
The "Russell! Wilson!" chant is gone

What it all means
It means good bloody riddance. This is one of the few (only?) cheers that is orchestrated by CenturyLink rather than happening spontaneously or due to obvious on-field cues. Worse, all this crowd noise happens right as Russell is taking the field, calling the play in the huddle, and getting his protections set up. Like, the corny "Shh! Offense at work!" signs are displayed at the same time. Cognitive dissonance. Good intentions, terrible execution.

What
Bittersweet Symphony is not going anywhere

What it all means
It's time for me to embrace it, and full disclosure: I kind of already have. I think it's an awful fit for football and the city of Seattle, but I will be guddurned if I didn't get goosebumps before the Saints and 49ers playoff games. It is slowly but surely transcending the fact that it's a very recent pop song and growing to become the sound of Seahawks gametime. I gather that some within the organization also have a soft spot for the track, and furthermore feel that it somewhat sets us apart from other NFL teams. Like, I bet at least a dozen teams all play "Welcome to the Jungle" during the starting lineups. So maybe there's something to that.

What
No throwbacks in near future

What it all means
The Seahawks will take the field in college navy, wolf gray, or blowout loss Super Bowl Champion white for the foreseeable future.

What?!
Hard alcohol is basically banned, will be available in upper club level bars only. Other bars inside the stadium will be serving beer and wine only. After halftime, only one beer will be served per person.

What it all means
It means the team is embarrassed by fan behavior of late and are scapegoating the hard stuff. By my estimation, way too many people are way too drunk at Seahawks games. It's as Ann as the nose on Plain's face. What isn't clear is what these measures will do about that. Tailgating and pregaming is the larger issue here, mostly because booze prices are so out of bounds that folks feel like they have to tie a nice big drooping bowtie of a buzz on before walking through the turnstiles. As for the beer rule, I worry than an unintended consequence is that the early third quarter will be even more dead than usual. No more sending your buddy to grab you a beer.

What
New video boards in place, look great

What it all means
I will spend an even greater portion of the game watching the screen instead of the field. But this was overdue, the old screens sucked.

What
Stadium-wide WiFi will be ready by season start

What it all means
I will be livetweeting several home games, follow me @BestGuyAround. It also means that you won't be completely cut off from civilization just because you decided to go to a Seahawks game, which is nice. T-Mobile and Sprint are also reportedly adding towers to improve cell coverage, not that it will really help.

What
Badly-needed audio upgrade is planned, but not in time for this year

What it all means (see how fre*king irritating this phrase is?)
Can't hear shit

Let me know what you guys think about this stuff in the comments, as if that is something you actually need to say on this website. Go hawks

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