When Hugh Weber was officially announced as the Seattle Sounders’ new President of Business operations there was an awful lot going on. The team was deep into the process of updating their visual identity; preparing to open a new training facility that would also house the business side; and had just unveiled Providence Health as their biggest and most visible sponsor.
Things have settled down a bit since then, but are getting ready to ramp back up. On Tuesday, the Sounders will unveil that new visual identity and they’re now just months away from officially opening their Longacres training facility.
Last week, we had a chance to meet with Weber to discuss all of these things as well as topics like the Sounders’ interest in exploring the possibility of building a stadium at Longacres; how their relationship with OL Reign could evolve; the status of some of the promises around the Providence sponsorship; and we learned that the team is currently enjoying very robust season-ticket renewal rates while also taking a record number of deposits on new ticket packages.
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