Qwest Field becomes CenturyLink Field

Jun 20, 2011, 11:15 AM | Updated: 12:41 pm
Qwest Field, home of the Seahawks and Sounders FC, will now be known as CenturyLink Field. (AP photo)
(AP photo)

Seattle’s Qwest Field will now be known as CenturyLink Field, the Seahawks announced on Monday.

The name change reflects CenturyLink Inc.’s purchase of Qwest Communications International Inc. in April.

“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,” Seahawks, Sounders FC and FGI president Peter McLoughlin said in a statement. “We are excited about our partnership with CenturyLink and our on-going commitment to positively impact the fans of the Pacific Northwest.”

The stadium’s logo will be revealed during a press conference on Thursday.

The stadium, which is home to the Seahawks and Sounders FC, has been called Qwest Field since Qwest purchased the naming rights in 2004. Prior to that, it had been called Seahawks Stadium since its opening in 2002.

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