Danny O'Neil covers the Seahawks for The Seattle Times.
July 22, 2008 11:36 PM
Posted by Danny O'Neil
Seattle begins training camp Friday in a familiar setting: Kirkland. The team's new headquarters will be waiting though and the team will make that a new home during training camp.
The team's official site has an explanation of the benefits of the new facility. Here's a link to the story.
"We’ll find out what kind of effect it has on free agency. We want players to realize it’s a building they can work in and live in year round. We want players coming to Seattle when they see we have the best facility in the NFL."
-- Tim Ruskell, Seahawks president
The story says that the first meals are slated to be served up on Aug. 17 so that's a date to circle on when the Seahawks are expecting to relocate in Renton along the shore of Lake Washington. Want a look sooner? There's also a photo gallery on the team's site.
Posted by Brian
4:34 AM, Jul 23, 2008
Will there be any chance that fans can get out to VMAC this year to watch a practice? Or has that been ruled out?
Posted by shane/olympia
9:27 AM, Jul 23, 2008
is this facility the norm to other football teams or is the above and beyond the norm???
from the pics it's beautiful!
Posted by Free
4:51 PM, Jul 23, 2008
Looks pretty nice!
Posted by SaukMtnMan
3:49 PM, Jul 24, 2008
I'm sure this will help the Seahawks draw a lot of attention from future free agents. I also read somewhere recently that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones spent an extra $300 million dollars over what was needed for the Cowboys new stadium to wow future free agents with all the amenities it has. Obviously, the Northwest is alluring, but having facilities like what Paul Allen and the 'Hawks have assembled, may give them a competitive edge for years to come. It's absolutely exquisite in its' beauty. To run alongside NFC owners like Dan Snyder and Jerry Jones and the money they dole out, what they have accomplished is impressive and we as fans should bear the fruits of their labors with solid teams in the future.
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