Sounders announce 10-year extension with CenturyLink Field

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Sounders will continue to call CenturyLink Field home through the 2028 season after agreeing to a 10-year lease extension.

The Sounders and First & Goal Inc., which oversees operations of the stadium, announced the new lease Monday. Seattle has led the league in attendance playing at the facility since entering Major League Soccer in 2009. The Sounders averaged 43,734 fans last season, good for 27th among all soccer clubs in the world, and has sold out 109 straight MLS matches.

There had been speculation the Sounders would consider looking for their own venue after a business partnership separation with the Seattle Seahawks last year. But Sounders majority owner Joe Roth says in a statement that the club is “pleased to call CenturyLink our long-term home.”