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Wednesday
Nov212012

The Tanzania Effect

Tony Ventrella goes looking for answers behind the success of the Seattle sports teams at CenturyLink Field this season and as he comes to find out there is a connection to the new Tanzania murals in the North end of the stadium.

Thursday
Nov082012

Kenny Chesney to return to CenturyLink Field on June 1, 2013

2013 'No Shoes Nation' Tour will include 17 stadiums

SEATTLE, Wash. – Kenny Chesney will return to Seattle for a show at CenturyLink Field on Saturday, June 1. Tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets, via phone at 800-745-3000, by visiting the CenturyLink Field Box Office located near the northwest entrance at 800 Occidental Avenue South, or available online here.

Tickets range from $29-$129 and access to the Sandbar, located adjacent to the stage, priced at $229. 

This will be Chesney’s fourth visit to the stadium.

"I believe what we've created on the road is something special," says Chesney. "The fans, myself, the band, the crew. But it's really the fans who have given us a wonderful, unique life. What we've all built together is the 'No Shoes Nation.' There is no better name for this tour."

The Corona Light Presents Kenny Chesney's 'No Shoes Nation' Tour, starring Kenny Chesney, will feature special guest Eric Church - whose critically-acclaimed album 'Chief' was named 'Album of the Year' at the 2012 CMA Awards - as well as Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves.

'No Shoes Nation' marks 20 years of touring for Chesney, who Billboard declares is "The biggest ticket seller in country music and among the elite touring artists in the world," and comes on the heels of his wildly successful 2012 'Brothers of the Sun' Tour, which blew away more than 1.1 million fans across the country - his 10th consecutive tour to hit that ticket sale milestone.

For specific on-sale information visit http://www.ticketmaster.com

Kenny Chesney is once again teaming up with CID Entertainment to offer very special VIP packages for the 2013 tour. Guests will choose from either Sandbar or Premium Reserved seating and have access to the pre-game tailgate party featuring a buffet of Kenny's favorite food, drinks and music. New to this year's program is an exclusive VIP only entrance and exit for the Sandbar as well as new gift items including a Kenny Chesney "Coach's Hoodie", an exclusive stadium seat cushion and more. Travel packages including hotel accommodations and shuttle transportation will also be available for each date

Visit www.cidentertainment.com/kennychesney for more information.

Sat. Mar 16 -- Tampa, FL - Raymond James Stadium^
Sat. May 4 -- Columbia, SC - Williams Brice Stadium*
Sat. May 11 -- Dallas, TX -- Dallas Cowboys Stadium^
Sat. May 18 -- Milwaukee, WI -- Miller Park^
Sat. May 25 -- Landover, MD -- FedExField^
Sat. Jun 1 Seattle, WA CenturyLink Field^
Sat. Jun 8 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Lincoln Financial Field^
Sat. Jun 15 -- Kansas City, MO -- Arrowhead Stadium^
Sat. Jun 22 -- Pittsburgh, PA - Heinz Field^
Sat. Jun 29 -- Columbus, OH Crew Stadium^
Fri. Jul 12 -- Minneapolis, MN -- Target Field*
Sat. Jul 20 -- Denver, CO -- Sports Authority Field at Mile High^
Sat. Jul 27 -- Anaheim, CA -- Angels Stadium^
Sat. Aug 3 - Atlanta, GA -- Georgia Dome*
Sat. Aug 10 -- East Rutherford, NJ -- Metlife Stadium^
Sat. Aug 17 -- Detroit, MI -- Ford Field^
Sat. Aug 24 -- Foxboro, MA -- Gillette Stadium^
 
* with Zac Brown Band, Eli Young Band, and Kacey Musgraves
^ with Eric Church, Eli Young Band, and Kacey Musgraves

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Thursday
Mar152012

Seahawks and Sounders FC Install New Video Boards at CenturyLink Field

Renton, Wash. -- The Seattle Seahawks and Sounders FC announced today that new video boards have been installed in the end zones of CenturyLink Field. A Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Vision® ODX8 screen has been installed at the north end and a Mitsubishi Electric ODT10 Surface Mounted Device (SMD) display has been installed in the south end of the stadium. Mitsubishi Electric Power Products' Diamond Vision Systems Division is the first to bring SMD technology to the NFL market.

"Seahawks and Sounders FC fans will see enhanced clarity and color on the new Mitsubishi video boards at CenturyLink Field," said Seahawks and Sounders FC president Peter McLoughlin. "The upgrade in technology reinforces our commitment to provide the best possible game day experience and amenities for our fans."

The new video boards will give fans and event attendees a level of Diamond Vision large-scale display technology that has long been used to create higher pixel density than traditional LED lamps. The result is sharper, crisper images. It will be the highest pixel density display installed in the NFL stadium market. The new video boards are the same size and layout as the previous boards: in the north end, approximately 44 feet wide by 50 feet high and in the south end, approximately 84 feet wide by 24 feet high.

"Mitsubishi Electric Power Products' Diamond Vision is again part of another industry first, and our advanced LED products are fulfilling the vision that the Seattle Seahawks and Sounders FC have for their stadium and fans," said Todd Stih, Diamond Vision national sales manager.

The Seahawks and Sounders FC also became one of the first professional teams to feature a 16mm outdoor surface mount Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Vision LED display at field level. The three-foot tall LED array surrounds approximately 460 feet of the field perimeter, including one sideline and both endlines.

The LED array features sponsor graphics, statistical templates and team animations; it is operated through CenturyLink Field's existing VisionSOFT system, which currently controls the stadium's LED fascia displays during Seattle Seahawks home games and other live events. The patent-pending VisionSOFT interface will enable the field perimeter signage and the existing fascia system to instantaneously synchronize, delivering single uncompressed images or multiple graphics throughout the stadium.

For more information, visit the team websites or CenturyLinkField.com.

About Diamond Vision® Displays

The first Diamond Vision board premiered at the 1980 MLB All Star Game in Los Angeles. Recent record-setting installations include baseball's largest high-definition display at Turner Field in Atlanta; Times Square's first HD display at MTV studios; traffic-stopping marquees at Bally's and Caesars Palace in Las Vegas; the largest indoor HD screen in North America, the 34 x 110-foot screen at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace; and the world's largest 1080p, HD video display at Cowboys Stadium. Diamond Vision screens score more than 40 PGA TOUR events each year as the Official Large Outdoor Video Display Provider of the PGA TOUR.

Headquartered in Warrendale, Pa., Diamond Vision Systems Division is a division of Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. For more information about Diamond Vision products, visit http://www.diamond-vision.com or call 724/778-3185.

Mitsubishi Electric Power Products is a US affiliate of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. Diamond Vision is a registered trademark of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation.

Tuesday
Nov082011

Cappy the Polar Bear

Coca-Cola has teamed up with the Seattle Seahawks and Sounders FC to help raise awareness and create a safe-haven for polar bears.

Tuesday
Oct252011

Sounders FC to Face Real Salt Lake in West Semifinals

RENTON, WASH. - Seattle Sounders FC will face Real Salt Lake in the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2011 MLS Cup Playoffs beginning with the first leg at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah on Saturday, October 29. FOX Soccer will televise it live at 7 p.m. PT.

Sounders FC, the second seed with a record of 18-7-9 and 63 points, host the second leg of series on Wednesday, November 2 and 7pm.

Tickets for Seattle's home match go on sale to the public on Monday at 10 a.m. PT by visiting www.SoundersFC.com or calling 800-745-3000.

"When you get into the playoffs it's always a difficult journey," said Sigi Schmid, Sounders FC Head Coach. "Obviously Salt Lake is a quality team but we are happy that we have the higher seed so we get the second game at home."

Seattle and Real Salt Lake (15-11-8, 53 points) split the season series with each team winning 2-1 on the road. In the last visit to Rio Tinto Stadium on May 28, Sounders FC snapped an MLS-record 29-match home unbeaten streak for RSL. The Rave Green finished with the best road record (9-3-5) in MLS.

Conference semifinal series are conducted in a home-and-home, aggregate-goal format. The team that scores the most goals in the series advances to the single elimination Western Conference Championship. If the teams are tied after 180 minutes in the series, a 30-minute extra time period (divided into two 15-minute periods) will be played followed by kicks from the penalty spot, if necessary

The team with the higher seed between the two Conference finalists will host the Conference Championship game on November 5 or 6.

MLS Cup 2011 will be on November 20 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.