(This opportunity was provided to us by American Express, American Express card members have extra perk opportunities exclusive to them like Hawks Island via the American Express Entertainment Access Newsletter or register by simply calling 800-445-7374 and using their American Express Card)
What an amazing experience I was able to have last week Sunday!
This was an event exclusive to American Express card members. “American Express Hawks Island” – where Seahawks fans could tailgate on a 200-foot barge at Pier 66 in Seattle.
Who was there? Would you believe American Express was able to organize THREE Seahawks legends to be there? Offensive tackle Walter Jones; wide receiver Sidney Rice; and last, but not least, running back Shaun Alexander.
We stood in a short line for each player to sign a card for us. If we brought something else they kindly sign that, too. My friend Emily had brought a football (giant mom purse for the win!) and I had a white Wilson jersey that they signed with my green sharpie. They were all so sweet and took time to have a quick chat with us and a quick photo. Bonus! Staff were on hand to take the pics for us. 🙂
What else was cool there?
The food! Complimentary food provided by local eateries. I tried a salmon slider by Tom Douglas and some meatballs by Palomino – It was all amazingly delicious!
Good to know is this event is for 21 and over. They gave me two free drinks tickets. I tried the “Blitz” – vodka and lemonade –YUM!!
Ok, so… how do YOU get to go?!
Right now the Seahawks are the ONLY NFL team that get to have their own “Island” and they only do this once a year for the Hawks. If you are an American Express card holder and a Seahawks fan (obviously!!), you’ve got to watch out for info from American Express and request a ticket!
I would say it was definitely easy to find and well organized. I hope I get to go next year and add a few more signatures to the jersey. And maybe have the courage to speak to these guys! They were so friendly but I could do little more than smile and nod!
Lastly an FYI for all ye landlubbers! It is a barge that sits on Puget Sound. While it’s pretty easy to board/disembark, if it gets choppy you can feel like you’re out at sea. Keep your eye on the weather, if you’re prone to seasickness you may want to skip this, and pass the tickets on to a friend who will love you for ever!
This is what I call tailgating at it’s finest!