If you live near the Seahawks training camp site and expect to be able to root on the Hakws in summer practice, you’ll not be rooting very much. The Seahawks are going secret, allowing their solid fan base the chance to only see two workouts that will be open to the public the entire summer. Those two workouts do include a scrimmage at Seattle Center and one University of Washington practice.
The Hawks did send out a ratty press release on Tuesday citing Seahawks “space constraints and limited parking around Northwest University.” In other words, it’s a cover for the team not wanting to allow the fans to be able to watch practice. Sounds like after getting beat in the Super Bowl two years ago and getting bounced out of the playoffs by the Bears last year that coach Mike Holmgren and the team is becoming a little paranoid.
Seattle was always very fan friendly leading up to this year, as from 1997 though last season the teams practices at Eastern Washington University were always open to the fans. Now the clamps are being put down. Next season the team is holding camp in Renton, and they are stating that fans will be able to attend once again. That is until the team comes up with another lame reason why they can’t.
For now, let the Hawks have the silence of not having their fan base cheer them on at camp. Sounds like they are starting the summer off with turning people off, when it should be a time to reach out to the fan base and get them excited about the season.