The NFC Divisional playoff game between the Seahawks and the Panthers at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10 will be shown at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle.
Free tickets for seats will be available beginning at 4 p.m. at the auditorium entrance near the escalators. Auditorium doors will open for seating for ticket holders on a first come, first served basis beginning at 4:45 p.m. The auditorium can accommodate about 275 people.
Although the Central Library closes at 6 p.m. on Saturday, people in the auditorium will be allowed to stay until the game ends. The rest of the library will close at 6 p.m. Staff will let additional patrons into building after closing to watch the game if there is available seating.
Parking will be available in the Central Library garage for $7 and will remain open until the game is over.
“The Library is a wonderful community gathering place for information, education and recreation,” said City Librarian Marcellus Turner. “We thought it would be fun to give Library patrons, downtown workers and visitors the opportunity to watch the game at the Central Library, particularly for those who don’t have ready access to a television. There is also something special about watching a sporting event surrounded by people who share the same passion.”
The Library will provide free Seahawk promotional items (limited numbers). Library staff members will get into the spirit by wearing their Seahawks jerseys. For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636.