Seattle Seawolves Release
Tukwila, WA. (February 5, 2020) – The Seattle Seawolves and the City of Tukwila announced today a new partnership for the 2020 Major League Rugby (MLR) season.
“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with the city that’s been the Seawolves home since the launch of Major League Rugby in 2018,” said Seawolves president, Shane Skinner. “We’ve made so many great memories in the City of Tukwila, including two championship seasons, and we look forward to partnering with Tukwila, as we work to bring a third MLR championship home to our fans.”
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 to 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.
“It was only natural for the City of Tukwila to partner with our hometown champion Seawolves,” said Tukwila Mayor Allan Ekberg “The Seawolves draw an enthusiastic crowd to Tukwila throughout their season and as part of this new partnership, we will be able to offer even more exciting opportunities to those fans.”
Fans can expect a series of player appearance at a variety of family-friendly events around the City of Tukwila, plus two Official Away Match Viewing Parties at Virtual Sports, a facility that uses the most advanced technology on the market to create an environment that’s fun for everyone with activities such as laser tag, putt-putt, and virtual reality fun.
The City of Tukwila joins an esteemed group of Seawolves partners including Virginia Mason, Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority, Krusteaz, Elysian Brewing, WaFd Bank, Glacial Cryotherapy, Washington Athletic Club, BECU, USI, Wing Dome, Valley Shine Distillery, Olli Salami, Tiger Rugby, Momentous Brooks Running, Portage Bay, Floor & Décor, Rock Tape and more.
For the complete Seawolves 2020 schedule, visit www.SeattleSeawolves.com
A founding member of Major League Rugby, the Seattle Seawolves are MLR’s reigning back-to-back champions. The Seawolves kick off their official MLR season on February 9, 2020, in San Diego in a championship rematch against the San Diego Legion which will be nationally televised on CBS Sports. Select Major League Rugby games will be televised on the CBS Sports Network as part of an exclusive, multi-year television partnership between MLR and the television network with the “CBS Game of the Week”. The majority of the Seawolves matches will be shown regionally on ROOT Sports.
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 the defending Major League Soccer champions, Seattle Sounders FC. Champions train in Tukwila!