Councilmember Harrell’s favorite Seattle Center memory

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Councilmember Bruce Harrell has spent a lot of time at the Seattle Center; especially during his years as the starting middle linebacker at Garfield High School.  In 1975, Councilmember Harrell was on the field at Memorial Stadium for the Metro League championship between Garfield High School and Blanchet High School, dubbed “the Greatest Game” by local sports media. Watch as he describes this game and reminisces on his football days and former teammates.

Read the specifics of November 7, 1975 championship game, detailed by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer here. Watch the Post-Intelligencer’s video interviews here.

A historical photo of Memorial Stadium from the Seattle Municipal Archives, circa 1950:

Seattle Municipal Archives Item #23605
Seattle Municipal Archives Item #23605

For more information on this weekend’s Next 50 opening celebration at the Seattle Center, visit

Seattle Municipal Archives has some excellent resources on the 1962 World’s Fair.  Click to view digital files, text files.  Image files can be viewed here and here.