What’s next for Seahawks?
With Seattle looking to rebound from a Week 5 bye and head to the NFC Championship game, the team has been focused on building a new stadium.
With the Seahawks’ first home game in years slated for March 9, the new facility is likely to be the centerpiece of the team’s efforts to build a winning team.
Here’s what you need to know.
“It’s the perfect place,” general manager John Schneider said of the stadium, which is located in an area of the city that was formerly home to the National Football League’s Seattle Seahawks.
Schneider said the new stadium will be “fantastic” for the Seahawks and their fans, but he wouldn’t say what it will be called or what it’ll look like. “
This is a great opportunity to create something that we all believe in, something that really is a showcase for what we’re about.”
Schneider said the new stadium will be “fantastic” for the Seahawks and their fans, but he wouldn’t say what it will be called or what it’ll look like.
It’s not the first time the team plans to name the facility.
Schneider said last year that the team was exploring naming rights for the facility and that they were considering the possibility of naming it “The Home of the Seahawks.”
“I know that this is a brand new building, so I want to be very transparent about that,” Schneider said.
“It’s going to be great.
We’re excited about the building, and I think that’s going be a great showcase for us to build this team and to have a great home.”
With the Seahawks planning to host Super Bowl 50, the building will be the first stadium in the Super Bowl era to be named after a sports franchise.
The Seahawks had the first building named after their Super Bowl-winning franchise, the Seattle Supersonics.
The new facility will also be the last stadium in Seattle that was named after another sports franchise, Seattle Storm, and the first to have both a Seahawks and Storm logo.
The building is the third of six buildings that will be named for Seahawks players and employees.
The others are the CenturyLink Field, home of the NFL’s Seattle Sounders, and CenturyLink Arena, home to professional soccer’s Seattle Reign.