On this date: Seattle awarded NFL franchise

Jim Zorn

Quarterback Jim Zorn in a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tampa Stadium on October 17, 1976 in Tampa, Florida. The Seahawks defeated the Buccaneers 13-10. (AP Photo/NFL Photos)

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on June 4:

1974: The NFL announces that Seattle will have a franchise for the 1976 season. Seattle Professional Football, a group of business and community leaders, had announced in 1972 its intention to attempt securing a franchise and construction of the Kingdome began later that year.

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