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Some additional details: The company gets naming rights for the soccer field, which will be known as “The Xbox Pitch at Qwest Field.” I suggested a few months ago that Microsoft build a new arena for the Sonics and call it simply the X Box.
Also as part of the five-year, $20 million deal, the Xbox 360 becomes “the Official and exclusive Video Game Console of MLS,” according to a news release. Xbox 360 fieldboards will adorn every MLS game.
Tod Leiweke, CEO of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s Vulcan Sports and Entertainment, said in a statement, “We also look forward to building a great relationship with Microsoft employees who live, work and play in our backyard.” Does that sound like free or discounted tickets to anyone in Redmond?