License to Cheer

Calling all Seattle sports fans: Specialty license plates with a first-ever Kraken design are officially on sale Tuesday. Here’s how to buy yours and benefit our One Roof Foundation.

By Bob Condor

Kraken fans can put themselves into the driver’s seat for following our new NHL team starting Tuesday. Specialty “Seattle Kraken” Washington state license plates are officially on sale.

Be among the first to get your car and truck swag at the Department of License website here. For multi-vehicle households, feel free to outfit the whole fleet in sharp blue plates with the popular Kraken “S” logo, including the mysterious red eye.

Prices vary from $75 to $125 depending on the size and weight of your vehicle—and 75 percent of all net proceeds will be donated direct to the Kraken’s and Climate Pledge Arena’s just announced One Roof Foundation. Those dollars will be put into action to address youth homelessness in our region, providing profoundly greater access to hockey for BIPOC youth and supporting environmental justice.

Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 2669 in March 2020 to start the process. Next, Kraken fans signed a petition (3,500 signatures required) to commence final designs and production. Now, with the team’s expansion draft scheduled in the less than three months, it’s time to show our support.

Kraken fans who signed the petition and emailed a notify-me request will be hearing directly about license plates purchase details. A special thank-you to those supporters, along with an open invitation to all Seattle and Pacific Northwest sports fans to join the caravan.

Let’s drive to the Kraken’s puck drop and inaugural NHL season in style!