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Disconnect CenturyLink, try another stadium name on for size

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There are several elegant local options

the cathedral

No need to get too excited, CenturyLink just re-upped on the naming rights for the next 16 years. Seems smart. But what if they hadn’t?

There is no shortage of local prestigious and/or behemothian corporations who could afford to play the naming game, and who could use the association with a winning team run the right way.

The field is already called XBox pitch when the Sounders take to it for home games. So why not just put the whole facility under the Microsoft umbrella? Paul Allen knows a guy.

Amazon seems to have carved out a nice little niche this century. Starbucks continues to take over the world, one country or two at a time.

And if you need me to tell you why Nordstrom would make an especially apt sponsor for the Seattle Seahawks, well.

Below, nine suggestions. Try to not hate them all?

Poll

Which local Fortune 500 company would you like to have seen win the naming rights to the Seahawks’ stadium?

This poll is closed

  • 10%
    Alaska Airlines (simplifies RW’s commute)
    (100 votes)
  • 43%
    Amazon ("Welcome To The Jungle")
    (424 votes)
  • 13%
    Boeing (Hawks > Jets anyway)
    (130 votes)
  • 5%
    Costco
    (55 votes)
  • 1%
    Expedia (bet they could solve the 10 a.m. start problem)
    (15 votes)
  • 11%
    Microsoft
    (110 votes)
  • 6%
    Nordstrom (now wouldn’t that be poetic)
    (64 votes)
  • 1%
    Paccar
    (10 votes)
  • 6%
    Weyerhaeuser (NOT IN OUR WEYERHOUSE!)
    (60 votes)
968 votes total Vote Now

The poll is limited to Fortune 500 companies, as indicated, but only because I didn’t want to put dozens of options. Suggest a good one and watch the recs pour in.