SEATTLE, Wash.- The Seahawks and Sounders FC announced today thatDelta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will serve as the official airline partner for both teams in addition to re-naming the club level at CenturyLink Field to the Delta Sky360 Club. Delta will receive various signage and branding positions throughout the stadium.
"The Seahawks and Sounders FC are committed to creating a first-class fan experience and we welcome Delta to help us strengthen CenturyLink Field's reputation as an industry leader," said Seahawks and Sounders FC president Peter McLoughlin.
The Delta Sky360 Club spans nearly 75,000 square feet and offers panoramic views of both CenturyLink Field and the city of Seattle. The club includes distinct features such as themed bar areas and specialty food and beverage stands offering freshly prepared seasonal food selections.
"We're thrilled that our Seattle expansion has grown to include two of the city's pre-eminent sports teams," said Mike Medeiros, Delta's vice president - Seattle. "Our new Delta Sky360 Club will offer fans a one-of-a-kind game day experience and give them a taste of the great customer experience that they can expect from Delta."
Delta Sky360 Club ticket holders have a private entrance and are allowed into the stadium three hours before kick-off. More flat-screen HD TVs have been added to show complete NFL action. The team recently expanded Wi-Fi coverage by adding access points in order to provide free open access connectivity exclusive to the club area. Delta Sky360 Club Level ticket holders also have access to an exclusive game day concierge service to help arrange local restaurant reservations, transportation and hotel accommodations in the surrounding area.
For the 2013 season, Delta has forged marketing relationships with 12 National Football League teams - including the Seahawks - and serves as the charter carrier for an additional three teams. Additionally, Delta serves as the official airline partner of the English Premiere League's Chelsea Football Club. The Delta Sky360 Club at CenturyLink Field is the first of its kind on the west coast. Delta Sky360 venues can also be found at iconic sporting venues including Madison Square Garden, Yankee Stadium and Stamford Bridge.
Seattle is one of Delta's fastest-growing international gateways. In July, the airline announced new nonstop service to London-Heathrow Airport beginning in March 2014, and last month Delta announced new nonstop service to Hong Kong and Seoul beginning in June 2014. Since May, Delta service in Seattle has expanded from 33 peak-day departures to 13 destinations to its current schedule of 44 peak-day departures to 18 destinations, including six international markets. Delta has also invested $14 million in its facilities at Sea-Tac, including its recently completed lobby renovations, new Delta Sky Club, Sky Priority services, new gate area power recharging stations and expanded ticket counters.
About Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. Delta was named by Fortune magazine as the most admired airline worldwide in its 2013 World's Most Admired Companies airline industry list, topping the list for the second time in three years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 317destinations in 57 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. Delta is investing more than $3 billion in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on delta.com, Twitter @Delta, Google.com/+Delta and Facebook.com/delta.