Washington to play 2012 season & 2011 Apple Cup at Qwest Field

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on September 30, 2010 at 7:09 PM

Updated Thursday, Sep 30 at 10:52 PM

SEATTLE -- The University of Washington will play the 2012 football season at Qwest Field while Husky Stadium undergoes renovations.

The school announced the agreement on Thursday.

Washington will also play the 2011 Apple Cup against rival Washington State at Qwest Field -- provided Pac-10 expansion doesn't change the date of the game -- so that renovations on Husky Stadium can begin sooner.

Athletic director Scott Woodward says the school estimates saving $3 million on the $200-plus million renovation if it's started before the end of the 2011 season. The Huskies intend to have the project completed and be back in Husky Stadium for the start of the 2013 season.

Washington will be responsible for pricing, selling and allocation of tickets for the 2012 season and pay a fee to First and Goal, the operator of Qwest Field, for using the facility.

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