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Seahawks-Cardinals to be the first game at the newly named Lumen Field

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CenturyLink Field, we hardly knew you.

The Seahawks announced on Thursday morning that effective immediately, CenturyLink Field, the home of the Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Sounders, would be renamed Lumen Field. The name change reflects CenturyLink’s rebranding as Lumen Technologies in September.

According to the team’s release, “in-stadium signage replacement is currently in the early stages, with a goal for all new internal and external branding to be completed in the coming months and before the start of the 2021 Seahawks season.”

Lumen Field is the fourth name for the stadium. It became CenturyLink Field in 2011, when the company CenturyLink took over Qwest Communications. It had been Qwest Field since 2004, the first sponsor for the stadium after opening as just Seahawks Stadium in 2002.

In a statement as a part of the press release, Chuck Arnold, president of the Seahawks and First & Goal Incorporation, said of the change:

Through a shared vision and commitment to serving the Seattle community, we are proud to enter a new era of world-class sports and entertainment with Lumen Field. For nearly two decades, the stadium has made its mark as a premier Seattle venue, and a place for the community to experience thrilling victories, establish sacred traditions, and witness unforgettable moments together. We are excited to build upon that legacy and experience amazing things at Lumen Field for years to come.

The name change is pending approval by the Washington State Public Stadium Authority, the public corporation owner of the stadium.