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Renton Unveils Seahawks Monument Sign at Fan Rally at City Hall

January 6, 2014

For more information contact:

Preeti Shridhar, Deputy Public Affairs Administrator, 425-430-6569
Bonnie Rerecich, Neighborhoods Resources and Events, 425-430-6624

January 10, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm 

RENTON: The City of Renton will unveil a Seahawks/City of Renton monument sign at the fan rally on Friday, January 10, at Renton City Hall. The city-owned sign welcomes visitors to Renton, the “Home of the Seattle Seahawks,” and proudly celebrates the high-profile sports team.

Seahawks Sign at Renton City Hall

The sign was originally constructed in 2008 as a gateway monument near the Seahawks headquarters when they moved to Renton. Unfortunately the monument was damaged by two vehicle accidents. City staff worked closely with the Seahawks to replace the deteriorating sign with a brand-new monument sign near Seahawks headquarters.

The original sign was removed from the location near the Seahawks headquarters to the city’s public works shops to be disassembled and scrapped. At that time, Mayor Denis Law asked the public works staff whether there was any chance of salvaging and repairing the sign without incurring major expenses. For city staff, not only was this an opportunity to show their skill but also to demonstrate their pride for the Seahawks. They researched and devised a way to repair and refurbish it and were able to restore it to its original appearance. Mayor Law then had the sign installed at Renton City Hall in a high-profile location to proudly celebrate the team’s victory and the city’s partnership with the Seahawks.

The public is invited to the Seahawks fan rally on Friday, January 10, hosted by the City of Renton. The “12” flag is flying high above Renton City Hall and everyone is being asked to wear blue, their best Seahawks spirit costume, and their “12” buttons to show their support. Free hot dogs, free Seahawks cheer cards, prizes for the best Seahawks Spirit costume, and more will be available at the rally.

“We are proud to be the home of the Seahawks and are particularly excited with the team’s accomplishments this past year,” said Renton Mayor Denis Law, “Come celebrate with us at the Seahawks fan rally at Renton City Hall on January 10, and join us as we unveil this important monument that marks our great partnership.”