CenturyLink Field? Merger could mean name change for Qwest
Seahawks' home field, Qwest, could become CenturyLink after just-approved merger.
By Danny O'Neil,
March 24, 2011
A national telecommunications merger might have local implications for the Seahawks' stadium.
On Friday, the FCC approved the telecommunications merger between Qwest and CenturyLink, a deal that was first agreed to in April 2010.
Where does that leave
CenturyLink was asked about the future of the stadium's name several weeks ago, before the merger was finalized.
"All existing sponsorship contracts (including Qwest Field) that are in effect at the close of the transaction will remain in place," CenturyLink's statement said. "Each venue and the terms of the related contract will be evaluated to determine the appropriate re-branding implementation."
In 2008, Safeco was acquired by Liberty Mutual Group, but the name of the Mariners' home stadium remained Safeco Field.
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