SEATTLE — The home of the Seattle Seahawks and Sounders is getting a name change.
CenturyLink Field will be renamed to Lumen Field.
“Through a shared vision and commitment to serving the Seattle community, we are proud to enter a new era of world-class sports and entertainment with Lumen Field,” said Chuck Arnold, President, Seattle Seahawks and First & Goal Inc. “For nearly two decades, the stadium has made its mark as a premier Seattle venue, and a place for the community to experience thrilling victories, establish sacred traditions, and witness unforgettable moments together. We are excited to build upon that legacy and experience amazing things at Lumen Field for years to come.”
Thursday night’s Seahawks game versus the Arizona Cardinals will be the first game played at the newly named stadium.
“Lumen is guided by our belief that humanity is at its best when technology advances the way we live and work. With approximately 450,000 route fiber miles and serving customers in more than 60 countries, we deliver the fastest, most secure platform for applications and data to help businesses, government and communities deliver amazing experiences,” the Seahawks said in a release.
The venue was first known as Seahawks Stadium when it opened in 2002. The current naming rights agreement started in 2004 as the stadium was named Qwest Field. It was renamed CenturyLink Field in 2011 following CenturyLink’s acquisition of Qwest Communications.
“Lumen Field represents more than just a name change; it represents our growing partnership with the Seattle Seahawks and our shared vision of using data and technology to further human progress and produce winning outcomes on and off the field,” said Shaun Andrews, chief marketing officer, Lumen. “Lumen Field is a symbol of Seattle’s passionate fans, and we are proud to be associated with this iconic venue. Lumen is dedicated to delivering amazing experiences for our clients, and we are committed to the success and support of the Seattle community.”
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