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Sounders make their move to Pioneer Square

There's some background in this story we printed earlier. Today, this update from the club:

Seattle Sounders FC moved its business operations and full-time business staff to the historic Pioneer Square neighborhood in downtown Seattle. The move will be complete by Monday, April 28.

The new business operations office is located in the Washington Shoe Building at 159 South Jackson Street. The building, which was built in 1892, is located on the March to the Match route. The team operations and practice facilities will remain at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila.

Sounders FC business operations have been located at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton since 2009. Sounders FC and the Seahawks have shared business operations since the club was admitted to Major League Soccer in 2007, but the Sounders' business operations will become independent on April 30, 2014.