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On this date: Football Northwest approved as new owners of Seahawks

Posted Aug 19, 2014

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on Aug. 19

1997: Football Northwest is approved as the new owners of the Seahawks by the NFL. The organization is the football section of the far-reaching umbrella controlled by Paul Allen, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft who purchased the team from former owner Ken Behring.