On This Date: Nickname "Seahawks" Selected For Seattle's NFL Team

A look at a couple of memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on June 17.

A look at a couple of memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on June 17:

1975

The nickname "Seahawks" is selected for Seattle's NFL team that will begin playing in the 1976 season. "Seahawks" was selected from 20,365 entries, which included 1,741 different names.

1997

Washington state voters pass Referendum 48 that approves funds for a new stadium for the Seahawks, a move necessary for Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen to complete his purchase of the franchise from Ken Behring. The Referendum got 51.1 percent of the votes (820,354) statewide, including 56.4 percent (275,358) in King County.

 

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