CenturyLink Field will no longer be serving Papa John’s Pizza per a spokesperson with First & Goal Hospitality.
“No, it will not be offered,” they said via email to Sounder at Heart. This follows a long line of sports organizations ending their relationships with Papa John’s after the now-former CEO and Chairman, John Schnatter, used the n-word on a conference call in May.
The Seattle Seahawks were already searching for a new official pizza partner prior to Forbes’ recent report about Schnatter’s use of the vile word, but we’re still serving it. The Seattle Mariners, among many MLB teams, cut their relationship with Papa John’s after the Forbes story made Schnatter’s statements public.
Papa John’s was available in four sections of CenturyLink Field. Sections 107, 137, 307, and 333 all used to serve three varieties of the pizza. At the time of publication Papa John’s remains listed on the CenturyLink Field website under available concessions.
It will not be available at the next home game on July 21, however, when the Seattle Sounders host the Vancouver Whitecaps.