Oct 5, 2023 - Sports

Lumen Field ranked America's most walkable NFL stadium

Data: Walk Score; Table: Tory Lysik and Alice Feng/Axios
Data: Walk Score; Table: Tory Lysik and Alice Feng/Axios

If you leave a Seahawks game ill-prepared to drive, Lumen Field's got you covered.

Why it matters: Lumen Field is the most walkable professional football stadium in the U.S., according to data from Walk Score, a Redfin company that promotes walkable neighborhoods.

By the numbers: Lumen's walk score is 87, the highest among the 30 stadiums that host NFL teams, Axios' Maxwell Millington reports.

  • The next most walkable stadiums are U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis; Ford Field in Detroit; and Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

How it works: Walk Score measures hundreds of walking routes to nearby amenities and points are awarded based on the distance to amenities in each category.

  • It also analyzes population density and road metrics such as block length and intersection density.
  • A good Walk Score — 70 or above — reflects how easy it is to walk to the location and also how easy it is to use public transportation.

What they're saying: Good Walk Scores can "alleviate the burden of parking during big events such as games or concerts," says Isabelle Novak, senior communications manager at Redfin.

Yes, but: A recent analysis by Sportsbook Review found that crime in the ZIP code around Lumen Field is the second-highest among ZIP codes that include NFL stadiums.

  • The only U.S. stadium with higher levels of nearby crime was Empower Field at Mile High, home to the Denver Broncos.

The bottom line: Lumen Field's got its pros and cons, but the folks at The Athletic still rate it as the fifth-best NFL venue overall.

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