Washington Sports Championship Team Appearances

Seattle SuperSonicsSeattle SeahawksSeattle Sounders FCSeattle Metropolitans

Total Number of state appearances: 11

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View Washington appearances by sport: NHL (1) NBA (3) NFL (3) MLS (4)

Year Winner Loser Sport
2020 Columbus Crew Seattle Sounders FC MLS
2019 Seattle Sounders FC Toronto FC MLS
2017 Toronto FC Seattle Sounders FC MLS
2016 Seattle Sounders FC Toronto FC MLS
2015 New England Patriots Seattle Seahawks NFL
2014 Seattle Seahawks Denver Broncos NFL
2006 Pittsburgh Steelers Seattle Seahawks NFL
1996 Chicago Bulls Seattle SuperSonics NBA
1979 Seattle SuperSonics Washington Bullets NBA
1978 Washington Bullets Seattle SuperSonics NBA
1920 Ottawa Senators Seattle Metropolitans NHL


Washington has a rich sports history and is home to teams in several major professional sports leagues, including Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Basketball Association (NBA), the National Football League (NFL), the National Hockey League (NHL), and Major League Soccer (MLS). Here's a detailed summary of the sports history in Washington for each of these leagues:

1. Major League Baseball (MLB):
Washington is represented in MLB by the Seattle Mariners, a team established in 1977. The Mariners have a loyal and passionate fan base and have been a part of Washington's sports culture for decades. While the team has not yet won a World Series, they have had notable seasons and players, including Ken Griffey Jr., Randy Johnson, and Ichiro Suzuki. The Mariners play their home games at T-Mobile Park in Seattle.

2. National Basketball Association (NBA):
Washington is represented in the NBA by the Washington Wizards, a team that originated in Chicago in 1961 as the Chicago Packers before relocating to Baltimore and eventually Washington, D.C., in 1973. While not based directly in Washington state, the Wizards still have fans throughout the region. The team has featured notable players like Wes Unseld, Elvin Hayes, and currently, Bradley Beal. The Wizards play their home games at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.

3. National Football League (NFL):
Washington is represented in the NFL by the Washington Football Team, formerly known as the Washington Redskins. The team was established in 1932 and has a storied history in the league. While they have faced controversies regarding their team name and logo, the team has enjoyed periods of success, including multiple Super Bowl victories. The Washington Football Team has had notable players like Sammy Baugh, Art Monk, Darrell Green, and currently, Chase Young. They play their home games at FedExField in Landover, Maryland, just outside of Washington, D.C.

4. National Hockey League (NHL):
Washington is represented in the NHL by the Seattle Kraken, an expansion team set to begin playing in the 2021-2022 season. The Kraken will be the first NHL team in Washington state, bringing a new era of professional hockey to the region. The team will play their home games at Climate Pledge Arena, a newly renovated venue in Seattle.

5. Major League Soccer (MLS):
Washington is represented in MLS by the Seattle Sounders FC, a team established in 2007. The Sounders have quickly become a major part of Washington's sports culture and have enjoyed success in the league. They have won multiple MLS Cup championships and have featured notable players like Clint Dempsey, Fredy Montero, and currently, Raúl Ruidíaz. The Sounders play their home matches at Lumen Field in Seattle.

In summary, Washington's sports history is highlighted by the Seattle Mariners in MLB, the Washington Wizards in the NBA, the Washington Football Team in the NFL, the Seattle Kraken in the NHL (starting from the 2021-2022 season), and the Seattle Sounders FC in MLS. These teams have brought excitement, championships, iconic players, and passionate fan bases to the state, solidifying Washington's reputation as a sports-loving region. The state's love for baseball, basketball, football, hockey, and soccer has made Washington a thriving sports community.
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