Due to the renovation of Husky Stadium, UW and the Seahawks will share CenturyLink Field this fall.
And with the release today of the Seahawks’ 2012 schedule we can now examine the entire fall of football at CenturyLink.
So here are all the home regular-season games for the Huskies and Seahawks at CenturyLink.
Sept. 1 — UW vs San Diego State
Sept. 15 — UW vs. Portland State
Sept. 16 — Seahawks vs. Dallas
Sept. 24 — Seahawks vs. Green Bay
Sept. 27 — UW vs. Stanford
Oct. 13 — UW vs. USC
Oct. 14 — Seahawks vs. Patriots
Oct. 27 — UW vs. Oregon State
Nov. 4 — Seahawks vs. Vikings
Nov. 10 — UW vs. Utah
Nov. 11 — Seahawks vs. Jets
Dec. 9 — Seahawks vs. Cardinals
Dec. 23 — Seahawks vs. 49ers
Dec. 30 — Seahawks vs. Rams
So there are three back-to-back games — Sept. 15-16, Oct. 13-14 and Nov. 10-11. The weekend Oct. 13-14 is an obvious highlight, with a possible national title contending USC team in on Saturday and then the Patriots and Tom Brady on Sunday.
Another really good week is Sept. 24-29 if you factor in the WSU-Oregon game at CenturyLink on Sept. 29. That means you have the Packers in on Monday night, UW-Stanford on Thursday and WSU-Oregon on Saturday.
UW fans have asked how the field will be painted for Husky home games. I think some of this is still be worked out. But the initial word was that they would be able to do more of a paint job on the weekends when only UW was at home, and obviously less of one (or none at all, maybe) when the Seahawks play the next day.
And yes there’s a chance UW could have a seventh home game were it to advance to the Pac-12 Conference title game. That will be played Nov. 30 on the home field of the team with the best record in the conference.
UPDATE, 9:20 p.m. — Sounders beat writer Joshua Mayers proved more ambitious and threw the Sounders games into the mix, as well — a lot going on at the Clink this fall.