Seattle Sounders extends CenturyLink Field lease to 2028

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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.”

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