Its history in professional athletics may not be as history as in other major sports cities like New York City or Boston or Chicago, but our team has had their moments.
These moments, and others like them, are the ones Seattle sports fans will cherish forever. We love those moments. And we love the notion that a brand new Seattle franchise now has the opportunity to give us more.
Enter: Seattle Kraken.
The National Hockey League’s newest team now competes with the Mariners, Seahawks, Sounders and Storm in a battle to win the Seattleites’ hearts and minds. They want their iconic Kraken moment. They want to cement themselves in annals of Seattle’s sports history.
The team knows that victories alone are not enough to get them there. They know that the key to being loved is to cultivate a diehard fanbase. They know that for fans, the outcome of a game is not always as important as the experience of the game. Seafarers had Kongens Hof. The Seahawks have it Blue Friday. Sounders have March for the match. These characteristics are what give a franchise its identity, and Kraken is trying to establish theirs.
Seattle PI is here to help. Here are three things every startup Kraken diehard should know about Seattle’s newest – and certainly its next beloved – sports team.