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Seahawks expected to sell for record fee – with all proceeds going to charity

The death of Paul Allen raised several questions about the future of the Seattle Seahawks but an NFL.com report has provided some clarity.

According to several sources, the NFL team is expected to be ultimately sold by Allen’s estate and the proceeds will all go to charity via the former owner’s foundation.

This is likely to be more than $2.2bn (€1.96bn), which represents the price the Carolina Panthers were bought for this summer. No sale is imminent, however.

The report says: “When the Seahawks do hit the market – and potential owners are already researching and preparing – it is slated to generate considerable interest and likely set a record for most expensive North American sports franchise ever purchased.”