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Renton Gears Up for another Seahawks Training Camp

 July 24, 2013 

For more information contact:  

Preeti Shridhar, Deputy Public Affairs Administrator 425-430-6569

Flags and Banners Welcome Seahawks Fans for Fifth Year

Mayor_SeahawksProclaimation2013RENTON – The city is going all out to welcome the fifth annual Bing Training Camp to Renton. Mayor Denis Law presented a proclamation on Monday, July 15, declaring August to be ”Renton Welcomes Seahawks Fans to Training Camp Month,“ and the “12” flag is flying high above Renton City Hall and several other public facilities. Seahawks Training Camp is sold out this year and over 25,000 fans are expected to attend this month.

Throughout the city “Renton Welcomes Seahawks Fans” banners will proudly tout fan spirit, and local businesses, organizations and fans will display Training Camp 2013 cheer cards. Fans can download cheer cards from the city’s website at rentonwa.gov . Everyone is being asked to wear blue and green colors and put on their “12” buttons during training camp to show their support. Businesses are also encouraged to use their own reader boards to celebrate Seahawks Training Camp 2013 in Renton.

“We are really excited to welcome fans from all over the region to Seahawks Training Camp in Renton,” said Mayor Denis Law. “As you cheer the Seahawks and enjoy training camp I encourage you to spend time in Renton and take advantage of all that we have here–great shopping, fabulous restaurants, beautiful parks, and fun recreation activities.”

The fifth annual training camp at the spectacular Virginia Mason Athletic Center (VMAC), the Seattle Seahawks’ headquarters and training facility in Renton, starts on July 25 and includes practices through August 14. The Landing in Renton will serve as the parking and transportation center. This year training camp is sold out. For more information about the Seahawks, please visit seahawks.com.

The Renton Community Marketing Campaign is taking advantage of the large volume of visitors coming to Renton by promoting opportunities to shop, dine, stay and play in Renton.  The Seahawks’ website, seahawks.com, features information about opportunities for visitors coming to Renton.  Visitors to training camp will receive discounts at The Landing, and ambassadors from the Renton Chamber of Commerce and City of Renton staff will distribute information and welcome visitors.

About the Renton Community Marketing Campaign

The Renton Community Marketing Campaign partners include the City of Renton, Renton Chamber of Commerce, Renton School District, Renton Technical College, Valley Medical Center and Renton Visitors Connection. The partnership has been recognized nationally for its “Ahead of the Curve” brand.

About The Landing

The Landing (www.thelandinginrenton.com) is a 46-acre mixed-use development located in Renton that sits at the south end of Lake Washington, conveniently located just off Interstate 405. The $300 million project offers a unique combination of housing, restaurants, entertainment options, national retail chains and regional boutiques, creating an urban village with a variety of desirable options for area residents. The project includes 880 residential units and more than 607,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and entertainment space. The Landing is a joint venture between Harvest Partners, a Dallas-based commercial real estate development firm, and Transwestern Investment Company, LLC, a Chicago-based principal investment company.