Major League Soccer (MLS) team the Seattle Sounders has secured a 10-year extension to its lease at CenturyLink Field, keeping it at the ground until at least 2028.
The MLS side has been based at CenturyLink Field, the best-attended ground in MLS with an average match attendance of 43,000, since the team’s inception in 2009. Seattle Sounders is currently on a run of 109 consecutive MLS sell-outs.
Opened in 2002, CenturyLink Field also hosts the Seattle Seahawks National Football League team. The venue, which has a capacity of 67,000, is operated by First & Goal Inc, a company founded by Seahawks owner and Sounders part-owner Paul Allen in 1997.
“Since the inception of our organization, CenturyLink Field has played a critical role in the growth, development and perception of our club, as has our partnership with the Seattle Seahawks and First & Goal Inc,” said Sounders FC majority owner Joe Roth.
“CenturyLink Field is a premier facility that gives our players, fans and partners a first-class experience. For these reasons and more, we are pleased to call CenturyLink our long-term home, as Sounders FC continues to set the standard for our sport on and off the field.”