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Seattle Seahawks are moving westward for 2007 mini-camps. The team will commence training in Kirkland a year early due to the travel implications to China for a pre-season match with the New England Patriots.
The Hawks will bide their time in Kirkland for one year. while waiting for their state of the art training center in Renton to spring to life. The site location resides on the shores of Lake Washington near Newcastle, bounded by 44th street and I-405. The main 3 story building will have administrative offices, a cafeteria, weight room, locker room, an auditorium, team meeting rooms and media production studios. In addition to the indoor turf field, there will be 4 outdoor practice fields. Three of them grass and one of them will be field turf. This jewel will be the 2nd largest training facility in the NFL.
Such lavish training facilities, prime location near SeaTac Airport and major metropolitan area of Seattle, will certainly entice free agents to want to join the Seahawk family. Why would Robbie Tobeck want to retire, if he could just wait it out awhile longer, he could go angling for Sockeye salmon right off the edge of the practice field.
Ground breaking has already begun and will be complete in time for the team to begin camp in June of 2008. Team authorities plan to officially announce the groundbreaking later this month. Such a good neighbor, officials from the team opted to shift the building 62 feet to satisfy concerns of local homeowners had with obstructed views.
Public access will be available, however there will only be room for 3000 spectators per day. This location will attract souvenir shoppers with the largest Seahawk Pro Shop yet. I see a business venture for one Gladiator here. Hey Charles Grant, would you like me to take you out fishing on my boat for a fee (and signed jersey).