The future of the Seattle Reign FC is now some 38 miles down south. It was announced today that the club is relocating to Cheney Stadium in Tacoma for the 2019 season, ending their five-year stay at Memorial Stadium. The relocation is part of a new partnership with the Tacoma Rainiers and Sounders FC 2, as well as Adrian & Lenore Hanauer becoming minority stakeholders in the NWSL franchise. These moves will help resolve some uncertainty about the club’s future and set them on a path to a brighter future.
On this episode of “Coffee & Valkyries,” we chat with Reign FC majority owners Bill and Teresa Predmore about the move to Tacoma ahead of the 2019 season and why it had to be done to ensure that Seattle and the greater Puget Sound area maintained representation in the NWSL.
It’s not often you see owners of any sports team doing interviews to provide a window into their world, but the Predmores did just that. Hear them reflect on the past six, going on seven years of owning one of the inaugural NWSL franchises, the hardships, the memories, and more.