As we're sure you're aware at this point, we've run out of places in Seattle to plant '12' flags. American Express noticed and they've decided to ship in some reinforcements. Meet 'American Express Hawks Island,' a 200-foot barge that will dock at Pier 66 and host pre-game festivities on October 18 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. before the Seahawks game against the Carolina Panthers. The event is free for all Amex Card Members (21+) who RSVP in advance and will include food & drink from local eateries, a meet & greet with Hawks legend Shaun Alexander, a musical performance and free shuttle service to CenturyLink Field for the game. For non-Seahawks enthusiasts, it might be worth checking out just to see what it looks like to have a barge the size of two basketball courts anchored at the Seattle Waterfront. Seattle scrapped plans for a waterfront barge last year due to costs. Wonder what effect this might have of reviving the idea. UPDATE: Hawks Island tickets have sold out.
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