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On this date: Seahawks' new stadium gets funding, and then a new name
The Seahawks have traveled to San Diego to take on the Chargers in their third preseason game of the year, a game that will see the starters get the most playing time of the preseason.
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It was family day here at the VMAC as the Seahawks had their last practice of the week before heading to San Diego tomorrow for a preaseon matchup against the Chargers on Saturday.
"Turnover Thursday" was the motto for Wednesdays practice of preseason week 3 in preparation for the San Diego Chargers.
1997: Metropolitan King County Council votes 9-3 to approve a new stadium for the Seahawks, a move necessary for Paul Allen to complete his purchase of the team from Ken Behring. That stadium – which has gone by Seahawks Stadium, Qwest Field and now CenturyLink Field – opened in 2002 on the site where the Kingdome once stood.
2011: The Seahawks’ home stadium is renamed CenturyLink Field. The facility had been called Qwest Field since 2004 and was Seahawks Stadium for its first two seasons. As Seahawks president Peter McLoughlin put it that day, “Change causes some consternation, I understand. But we’re really pleased with it, and we’re proud of the sponsorship. It’s great to have such a strong company supporting both the Seahawks and Sounders. We couldn’t be happier.” Added Brian Stading, NW Region president for CenturyLink, “I’m not sure words can really justify or explain just how great a stadium this really is.