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VMAC

The Seahawks announced on May 9, 2006, plans for a state-of-the-art training facility to be located along Lake Washington. The 200,000 square foot waterfront facility, second-largest in the NFL, will be located within the northern city limits of Renton and scheduled to open in the Summer of 2008. The property is bounded by Interstate 405 to the east, Lake Washington to the west, residential property to the north and 44th Street to the south.

On March 20, 2007, the Seattle Seahawks announced an expanded partnership with Virginia Mason Medical Center, naming the club's new state-of-the-art football training facility the Virginia Mason Athletic Center (VMAC).

"Virginia Mason is recognized as one of the top hospitals in the country," said Seahawks CEO Tod Leiweke. "The VMAC will allow our organization to consolidate into one facility, attract and retain free agents and bring training camp back home. The Seahawks, like Virginia Mason, strive to be at the top of our profession and this partnership helps accomplish that goal."

The privately funded practice facility will be situated on 19 acres of industrial property. It will house a permanent indoor practice facility, the team's current Kirkland front office departments and will also accommodate Corporate sponsorships and Fan Development that are currently located at Qwest Field.

In addition, there will be four outdoor practice fields, 50,000 square feet of training facility space (currently 16,000 in Kirkland), 15,000 square feet of player meeting space (currently 5,700) and 48,000 square feet of administrative office space (currently 14,500).

The facility will also include access for fans to attend training camp.

Purchased by Vulcan Real Estate in 2000, the land was formerly home to a coal tar refinery & creosote plant, since remediated by Vulcan in concert with the City of Renton and the Washington State Department of Ecology. The project will improve the environmental climate of Renton and its wetlands by improving and redeveloping the site.

The Seahawks were first located at Carillon Point for 10.5 years from 1976 to 1986.

VMAC Video Updates

Official Name
Virginia Mason Athletic Center
The facility name is part of a broad Seattle Seahawks and Virginia Mason partnership to support the health and well-being of our community

 Location
The site is bounded by Interstate 405 to the east, Lake Washington to the west, residential properties to the north and open land area to the south. Its southern boundary is located approximately 1/4 of mile north of 44th Street.

 Site Size 
Approximately 19.0 acres of buildable land area.

 Project Size 
Approximately 200,000 gross square feet of enclosed space including the indoor practice field.

 Building Size 
Approximately 124,000 gross square feet of administration and training facilities.

 Outdoor Fields Area 
Three regulation size grass fields

 Indoor Practice Area
One regulation size artificial field with clear height of 95' allowing for kicking and punting.

 First Floor 
Team area and auditorium, including locker room, lounge, training room, weight room, team meeting rooms and media production studios.

 Second Floor
Seahawks football administration.
Approximately 48,000 gross square feet of coaching and football personnel offices,
draft room, cafeteria and weight room mezzanine.

Third Floor 
Seahawks administrative offices.

Training Camp 
The new facility will host Seahawks training camp.

VMAC Programming 
The VMAC will serve as a location for health and community programming.

On Site Parking 
Approximately 275 cars

Construction Schedule 
18 months

Ground Breaking 
January 2007

Completion Date 
Summer 2008

Architects 
Crawford Architects

 Funding 
Private

Property Owner
Port Quendall Company