Seattle Sounders Face Stadium Name Change
June 24, 2011
The home of Seattle Sounders is being renamed CenturyLink Field after a corporate takeover resulted in a name change of the Major League Soccer (MLS) side’s stadium.
The stadium, previously known as Qwest Field was renamed on Thursday during a formal announcement on stadium grounds.
Sounders president Peter McLoughlin said: “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.
“We are excited about our partnership with CenturyLink and our on-going commitment to positively impact the fans of the Pacific Northwest.”
CenturyLink bought out fellow telecommunications provider Qwest in April.
The stadium is also home to the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL) and is frequently used to host community events, concerts and trade shows.