Qwest Field, home of the Seahawks and Sounders FC, is changing its name to CenturyLink Field. Qwest merged with CenturyLink in April, and at the time theMonroe, La., based telecommunications said it planned to re-brand Qwest sponsored venues, so the move hardly comes as a surprise.
A press c
onference will be held Thursday at Qwest. . . I mean CenturyLink Field (that’s going to take some getting used to) to unveil the stadium’s new logo.
Below is the press release issued by the Seahawks, Sounders FC and First & Goal, Inc.
New Era: Qwest Field to Become CenturyLink Field
Formal announcement to be held on Thursday at the stadium
SEATTLE, Wash. – The home of the Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Sounders FC, numerous community events, concerts and consumer shows will now be called CenturyLink Field and CenturyLink Field Event Center, it was announced today. Qwest was purchased by CenturyLink in April.
“Although the name of this facility will change; the history, tradition and spirit of the 12th MAN and the Sounders FC supporters will never change,” said Seahawks, Sounders FC and FGI president Peter McLoughlin. “We are excited about our partnership with CenturyLink and our on-going commitment to positively impact the fans of the Pacific Northwest.”
A press conference will be held on Thursday to reveal the logo.
“The legacy of sports and this field in Seattle stretches from the Kingdome to Qwest Field and now to CenturyLink Field and we are thrilled to be able to play a part,” said CenturyLink NW Region president Brian Stading. “For us, this is more than our name on the stadium. It’s about our commitment to Seattle, the community, its teams and fans that have made the field what it is today. We look forward to creating more memories with you in this new chapter.”