City of Tukwila Renews with Seattle Seawolves for 2021
TUKWILA, WASHINGTON (May 28, 2021) – The Seattle Seawolves and the City of Tukwila have announced the renewal of their partnership for the 2021 Major League Rugby (MLR) season.
“The City of Tukwila has been a wonderful partner to the Seawolves, and we could not be more excited to continue our collaborative partnership”, said Seawolves president, Brian Jones. “Tukwila has been our home since the inception of Major League Rugby in 2018 and we look forward to continuing to strengthen our roots in the community, make new memories, and grow the game of rugby in Washington.”
The City of Tukwila is home to Starfire Sports, a massive multi-field complex nestled along the Green River where the Seawolves train and play home matches in front of sell-out crowds. Tukwila’s strong commitment to fostering the growth of both professional and amateur sports makes it the ideal location for the Seawolves training facility and home pitch.
The City of Tukwila will work alongside the Seawolves to increase community exposure through 2021 match halftime recognitions, where local Tukwila businesses and first responders will be honored for their perseverance during the last year.
The City of Tukwila joins an esteemed group of Seawolves partners including WaFd Bank, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority, Westfield Southcenter, Krusteaz, Elysian Brewing, Glacial Cryotherapy, BECU, USI, Wing Dome, Valley Shine Distillery, Olli Salumeria, and more.
The Seawolves are committed to keeping their players, staff, and fans safe by following all state-mandated health and safety protocols. As we continue to work towards the states reopening, the Club supports getting vaccinated and are rolling out more fully-vaccinated sections for June and July matches. We encourage all fans that come to attend Seawolves home games to help the small businesses of Tukwila back on their feet by shopping local during your visit.
For the complete 2021 Seattle Seawolves schedule, visit www.seattleseawolves.com.
About the Seattle Seawolves
A founding member of Major League Rugby, the Seattle Seawolves are MLR’s reigning back-to-back champions. The Seawolves are the first professional sports franchise in Washington to win back-to-back titles. The Seawolves will play five of their next seven games at home. Select games will be televised on the CBS Sports Network and Fox Sports 2 for nationally broadcast games. Majority of the Seawolves matches will be shown regionally on ROOT SPORTS and internationally on The Rugby Network.
About the City of Tukwila
Tukwila’s earliest residents were members of the Duwamish tribe, who lived, traveling and trading along the many flowing rivers of the land. The Duwamish, Green and Black Rivers remain a powerful feature of The City of Tukwila, serving as the root of the city’s strong economic background. The City of Tukwila is a diverse and rapidly growing community with more than 80 different languages spoken in local schools. Tukwila has quickly become a destination in the Seattle Southside with a thriving business community, increased efforts towards public art, and 180 acres of sprawling parks and trails for residents and guests to enjoy. Tukwila is home to Westfield Southcenter, the largest mall in the Pacific Northwest, the Museum of Flight, Starfire Sports, which serves as the home to two time defending Major League Rugby Champions, Seattle Seawolves and is the training facility for two-time time Major League Soccer champions, Seattle Sounders FC. Champions train in Tukwila! For more information about the City, visit Experiencetukwila.com.
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