The Kingdome, a multi-use dome stadium situated in the same location as Lumen Field, served as the Seahawks’ home field from the time the team was founded in 1976 until 1999.
The Seattle Mariners of baseball also called The Kingdome home. The Mariners requested a new retro ballpark be built in the middle of the 1990s, following the lead of other baseball teams.
The Seahawks would be able to use the Kingdome all to themselves if the Mariners built a new stadium. If the Mariners relocated into a new ballpark, a $120 million restoration plan was announced in October 1994 to convert the Kingdome into a football-only stadium.
The Kingdome was demolished in March 2000 after the Mariners relocated to Safeco Field in 1999. Husky Stadium, the home of the Washington Huskies, served as the Seahawks’ stadium while it was being built (NCAA).
When it first opened in 2002, it was known as Seahawks Stadium. In 2004, Qwest Communications International Inc. bought the naming rights to the stadium, changing its name to Qwest Field.
Following the company’s acquisition of Qwest Communications in April 2011, the stadium was given the new name Century Link Field in June 2011. After CenturyLink changed its name to Lumen Technologies in November 2020, the stadium’s name was once more changed to Lumen Field.