RENTON, Wash. – The Seattle Seahawks announced today the extension of team president Chuck Arnold through 2027. Arnold is heading into in his 28th season with the organization and fourth as president.
"Chuck continues to do an exceptional job working with and supporting the football operation while assuring that the entire Seahawks organization remains an engaged and invested community leader unafraid to tackle tough challenges in our region," said Jody Allen, chair of the Seattle Seahawks. "Stability, quality, and consistency of leadership is a key ingredient to our continued success and winning culture. I remain excited for the future of this organization both on and off the field."
As president of the Seahawks and First & Goal Inc. (FGI), Arnold oversees all financial and business operations, sales, marketing, and administration for the Seahawks, as well as directs the management of Lumen Field, the Lumen Field Event Center, and WAMU Theater. Prior to being named president in September 2018, Arnold served as the team's Chief Operating Officer from 2013-18. He has held various roles within the Seahawks organization since he started in 1994 as an intern.
Under Arnold's leadership, the Seahawks brand continues to be one of the strongest in the NFL. The team has set franchise records for new season tickets sold, overall season ticket base, average attendance and group sales, including its current streak of 146 consecutive home game sellouts. In 2020, the team ranked sixth in the NFL in local TV ratings and consistently ranks in the NFL's top 10 in numerous categories, including local and national fanbase, fan experience, retail, and digital engagement.
Arnold's commitment to making an impact off the field continues to be one of the organization's top areas of focus. The club supports nearly 2,500 charities around the Pacific Northwest and beyond and uses its unique and powerful platform to support community programs around the region. In light of COVID-19's impact on the community, Arnold led the Seahawks and FGI to support numerous COVID-related efforts in 2020 including utilizing Lumen Field's vast stadium and event center space to host an army field hospital, blood donation center, and make more than 120,000 emergency meals that were distributed throughout the Seattle area. In March 2021, Lumen Field also opened the country's largest civilian-led community vaccination site in partnership with the City of Seattle.
Born and raised in Tacoma, Wash., Arnold earned his degree in sports management from Washington State University.