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On this date: Seahawks return to EWU for training camp

Cheney Training Camp

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on July 15:

1997: The Seahawks open training camp at Eastern Washington University, returning to Cheney after an 11-year absence.


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On this date: Seahawks open inagural training camp

Jim Zorn

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on July 9:

1976: The expansion-team Seahawks open their inaugural training camp at Eastern Washington University in Cheney. The team would summer in Cheney until 1985 and then again from 1997-2006.


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On this date: Paul Allen’s purchase of team completed

Paul Allen

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on June 30:

1997: Bob Whitsitt, president of Football Northwest, signs the paperwork to complete Paul Allen’s purchase of the Seahawks. Under Allen’s ownership, the Seahawks have won the only conference championship in franchise history, played in the Super Bowl, won six division titles and advanced to the playoffs eight times.


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On this date: Scott Fitterer hired as scout

Scott Fitterer

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on June 28:

2001: Scott Fitterer is named an area scout. He was promoted to director of college scouting in 2010. In his current role, Fitterer has been involved in the NFL Drafts that have reshaped the Seahawks’ roster — beginning with the selections of All-Pro free safety Earl Thomas, Pro Bowl left tackle Russell Okung, split end Golden Tate and strong safety Kam Chancellor in 2010; All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman and linebackers K.J. Wright and Malcolm Smith in 2011; and quarterback Russell Wilson, middle linebacker Bobby Wagner, defensive end Bruce Irvin and guard J.R. Sweezy in 2012.


On this date: Seahawks’ home field becomes CenturyLink Field

CenturyLink Field

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on June 23:

1997: Metropolitan King County Council votes 9-3 to approve a new stadium for the Seahawks, a move necessary for Paul Allen to complete his purchase of the team from Ken Behring.

2011: The Seahawks’ home stadium is renamed CenturyLink Field. The facility had been called Qwest Field since 2004.


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On this date: Scot McCloughan rejoins Seahawks

Scot McCloughan

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on June 22:

2010: Scot McCloughan rejoins the Seahawks as senior personnel executive. McCloughan originally came to the club in 2000, as director of college scouting, but left in 2005 to join the San Francisco 49ers – first as vice president of football operations (2005-07) and then as general manager (2008-09).


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On this date: Seahawks acquire draft choice that became Josh Brown

Josh Brown

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on June 21:

2002: Cornerback Ike Charlton, a second-round draft choice in 2000, is traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars for a seventh-round pick in the 2003 draft that the Seahawks used to select Josh Brown. The kicker from Nebraska would score 100-plus points for five seasons before signing with the St. Louis Rams in free agency.


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On this date: Seahawks move into new Kirkland headquarters

Seahawks Kirkland Headquarters

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on June 18:

1985: The Seahawks and Northwest University agree to a long-term lease for the team’s new practice facility and headquarters in Kirkland. The 36,000-square foot complex will be built on 12 acres adjacent to the school.

1986: The Seahawks move into their new headquarters in Kirkland, which was built on land being leased from Northwest University. The team had been headquartered on the shores of Lake Washington in Kirkland since its inaugural season in 1976.


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On this date: New franchise becomes Seahawks

Seahawks

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on June 17:

1975: The nickname “Seahawks” is selected for Seattle’s NFL team that will begin playing in the 1976 season. “Seahawks” was selected from 20,365 entries, which included 1,741 different names.

1997: Washington state voters pass Referendum 48 that approves funds for a new stadium for the Seahawks, a move necessary for Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen to complete his purchase of the franchise from Ken Behring. The Referendum got 51.1 percent of the votes (820,354) statewide, including 56.4 percent (275,358) in King County.


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On this date: First step toward securing Seahawks taken

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on June 15:

1972: Seattle Professional Football, a group of business and community leaders, announces its intention to attempt to secure a National Football League franchise. Herman Sarkowsky served as the spokesman for the group, which also included eventual majority owner Lloyd Nordstrom. The NFL announced on June 4, 1974, that Seattle would have a franchise for the 1976 season.


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