The name CenturyLink Field is no more.
Starting with Thursday night’s Seahawks-Cardinals game, the Seattle venue will be known as Lumen Field, the move reflecting CenturyLink’s rebranding as Lumen Technologies in September.
The Seahawks will make the name change official in a statement Thursday morning. The statement was obtained by The Seattle Times.
The new name is pending approval Thursday by the Washington State Public Stadium Authority, the Washington state public corporation owner of the stadium.
This will be the fourth name for the stadium, which opened in 2002 and was originally known as Seahawks Stadium.
It became Qwest Field in 2004 and was renamed CenturyLink Field in 2011 when CenturyLink acquired Qwest Communications.
A new agreement in 2017 extended the naming rights through the 2033 season (it was later revealed CenturyLink paid $162.7 million to keep the rights for an additional 15 years from 2019 to 2033).
In the statement, the Seahawks said the rebrand to Lumen Field is covered under the existing naming-rights agreement and includes the stadium’s multipurpose event center, which will now be known as the Lumen Field Event Center.
The team’s statement also said in-stadium signage replacement is in the early stages, with a goal for all new internal and external branding to be completed in the coming months and before the start of the 2021 NFL season.