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.