This is unbelievably cool.
Seattle Kraken fans are able to watch their team play games at Climate Pledge Arena from outside the building. The arena is the first net zero certified arena in the world.
The arena floor at Climate Pledge Arena is approximately 53 feet below street level. Fans are able to stand outside the building and watch the Kraken from street level.
The arena reportedly underwent $1.15 billion renovations to accommodate the Kraken’s arrival to the NHL. Seattle Kraken tickets are reportedly going for an average price of $188 per game.
If Seattle fans don’t want to cough up their money, they can save cash by peering in on the action from outside the arena.
Here’s a photo of the Kraken fans watching the game through the building windows:
Here’s another picture that shows the view from a fan’s perspective:
According to Kraken fans, you have to step onto the concrete ledge to actually see the action. The ice can’t quite be seen from the sidewalk, although it depends on your height. Security is reportedly preventing people from walking over the garden to stand directly up against the glass.
The Kraken earned their first home win in franchise history over Montreal on Thursday. Brandon Tanev scored twice, while Yanni Gourde had two points to lead Seattle to a 5-1 victory.
We can only imagine what it would look like outside of Climate Pledge Aena if Seattle makes the Stanley Cup Playoffs.