The Seattle Sounders announced a 10-year extension of their agreement with CenturyLink Field on Monday, keeping the club at the stadium through the 2028 Major League Soccer season.
The Sounders have played at CenturyLink Field, which also counts the Seattle Seahawks as tenants, since their inaugural season in 2009. The club has an active streak of 109 consecutive sellouts and has recorded the six highest single-season attendance totals in MLS history.
"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.," Sounders majority owner Joe Roth said in a release. "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."
The Sounders, who won the Supporters' Shield for the first time last season, have averaged more than 43,000 fans in attendance per home match in each of the past three seasons. The MLS capacity at CenturyLink Field has been increased from 38,300 to 39,115 this season with an expansion of the 300 level on the stadium's east side.
Seattle has split its first two games, defeating the New England Revolution 3-0 in the opener on March 8 before losing to the San Jose Earthquakes 3-2 on March 14, both at home.
- Mike Fiammetta