Apple Cup may call Seattle home

Apple Cup may call Seattle home

Vince Grippi

The Spokesman-Review

PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University and the University of Washington are near an agreement to move the Apple Cup rivalry football game to Qwest Field in Seattle, The Spokesman-Review learned Wednesday.

The agreement, which is expected to be finalized soon, would mean the yearly game between the schools would move off campus venues - Martin Stadium in Pullman and Husky Stadium in Seattle - and be played in the Seattle Seahawks' home each season beginning in 2010.

"Nothing is signed, and there are no agreements," Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson said, "but they are talking and there are some negotiations going on."

A source with knowledge of the agreement among WSU, UW and First & Goal Inc., which operates Qwest Field, confirmed some details of the pending contract but asked not to be identified because of the sensitive nature of the discussions.


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