n. (obsolete spelling of kingdom English)
The Kingdome (officially King County Multipurpose Domed Stadium) was a multi-purpose stadium in Seattle, located in the city's SoDo neighborhood. Owned and operated by King County, the Kingdome opened in 1976 and was best known as the home stadium of the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL), the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball (MLB), and the Seattle SuperSonics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The stadium served as both the home outdoor and indoor venue for the Seattle Sounders of the North American Soccer League (NASL) and hosted numerous amateur sporting events, concerts, and other events. The Kingdome measured 660 feet wide from its inside walls.
The idea of constructing a covered stadium for a major league football and/or baseball team was first proposed to Seattle officials in 1959. Voters rejected separate measures to approve public funding for such a stadium in 1960 and 1966, but the outcome was different in 1968; King County voters approved the issue of US$40 million in municipal bonds to construct the stadium. Construction began in 1972 and the stadium opened in 1976 as the home stadium of the Sounders and Seahawks. The Mariners moved in the following year, and the SuperSonics moved in the next year, only to move back to the Seattle Center Coliseum in 1985. The stadium hosted several major sports events, including the Soccer Bowl in August 1976, the Pro Bowl in January 1977, the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in July 1979, the NBA All-Star Game in 1987, and the NCAA Final Four in 1984, 1989, and 1995.
During the 1990s, both the Seahawks' and Mariners' respective ownership groups began to question the suitability of the Kingdome as a venue for each team, threatening to relocate unless new, publicly funded stadiums were built. At issue was the fact that neither team saw their shared tenancy as profitable, as well as the integrity of the stadium's roof as highlighted by the collapse of ceiling tiles onto the seating area before the start of a scheduled Mariners game. As a result, public funding packages for new, purpose-built stadiums for the Mariners and Seahawks were approved in 1995 and 1997, respectively. The Mariners moved to Safeco Field midway through the season, and the Seahawks temporarily moved to Husky Stadium following the 1999 season. The Kingdome was demolished by implosion on March 26, 2000; the Seahawks' new stadium, Seahawks Stadium (now known as CenturyLink Field) was built on the site and opened in 2002.
King County paid off the bonds used to build and repair the Kingdome in 2015, 15 years after its demolition.
Usage examples of "kingdome".
Laud, should by his Councells be ye authoure of very great troubles to ye Kingdome, by which it should be reduced to ye extremity of disorder and confusion, and that it should seeme to be past all hope of recovery without a miracle, but when all people were in dispayre of seeing happy days agayne, ye Kingdome should suddenly be reduced and resettled agayne in a most happy condition.
His sonne Riuallo his dead roome did supply,In whose sad time bloud did from heauen raine:Next great Gurgustus, then faire CæcilyIn constant peace their kingdomes did containe,After whom Lago, and Kinmarke did raine,And Gorbogud, till farre in yeares he grew:Then his ambitious sonnes vnto them twaineArraught the rule, and from their father drew,Stout Ferrex and sterne Porrex him in prison threw.
O Sacred hunger of ambitious mindes,And impotent desire of men to raine,Whom neither dread of God, that deuils bindes,Nor lawes of men, that common weales containe,Nor bands of nature, that wilde beastes restraine,Can keepe from outrage, and from doing wrong,Where they may hope a kingdome to obtaine.
HIgh time now gan it wex for Vna faire,To thinke of those her captiue Parents deare,And their forwasted kingdome to repaire:Whereto whenas they now approched neare,With hartie words her knight she gan to cheare,And in her modest manner thus bespake.
And again, carryed thence by the Devill into an exceeding high mountain, who sheaped him them thence all the Kingdomes of the world: Wherein, wee are not to beleeve he was either possessed, or forced by the Devill.
Cities are compast with Walls, and all for fear of neighbouring Kingdomes and Townes.
Me ill besits, that in der-doing armes,And honours suit my vowed dayes do spend,Vnto thy bounteous baytes, and pleasing charmes,With which weake men thou witchest, to attend:Regard of worldly mucke doth fowly blend,And low abase the high heroicke spright,That ioyes for crownes and kingdomes to contend.
THe rugged forhead that with graue foresightWelds kingdomes causes, & affaires of state,My looser rimes (I wote) doth sharply wite,For praising loue, as I haue done of late,And magnifying louers deare debate.
Which if he could have obtained, had in all likelihood prevented the Civill warres, which make both those Kingdomes, at this present, miserable.
The Scripture was written to shew unto men the kingdome of God, and to prepare their mindes to become his obedient subjects.
Their eyes met and they squeezed each other's hands - it's a good thing they like each other, because otherwise it would be like two monster trucks chewing each other up at the KingDome.
But I will send you the Holy Ghost, and by him you shall have power to beare witnesse to all the world (by your preaching) of my Resurrection, and the workes I have done, and the doctrine I have taught, that they may beleeve in me, and expect eternall life, at my comming again: How does this agree with the coming of Christs Kingdome at the Resurrection?