Billboard Owner to Prevent “Taunting” Messages near Seahawks Arena

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
49ers seattle billboard

A billboard in Seattle paid for by 49ers fans. Clear Channel Outdoor, who owns billboards around CenturyLink Field, says only Seahawks-related messages will appear on signs near the arena.
Courtesy: KING-5

SEATTLE-

Niners fans will not be able to post “taunting” billboards around downtown Seattle for the next few weeks. Clear Channel Outdoor is promising that only Seahawks-themed messaging will be seen on 20 billboards around their arena.

Last month, fans of the San Francisco 49ers paid for a pro-49ers billboard just outside Seattle. The billboard said “Got Lombardi’s?”, and showed five Lombardi trophies. The 49ers have won five Super Bowls in the team’s history.

Money for the billboard was raised through an online fundraising site.

To prevent a repeat situation, the State of Washington, King County, and the City of Seattle on Thursday announced a partnership with Seahawks sponsors and media partner Clear Channel to protect their home turf advantage.

“Clear Channel Outdoor is proud to be part of the fabric of Seattle, empowering local advertisers with effective and efficient marketing solutions and stepping up to support community programs, initiatives and nonprofits with our media,” said Pam Guinn, general manager, Clear Channel Outdoor-Seattle, in a press release Thursday.

Clear Channel Outdoor has dedicated 20 billboards in a two-mile radius around CenturyLink Field to display supporting messages in a tribute to Seahawks fans.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s