Huge Crowd Already At Seahawks Parade Route

seahawksparadeSome people staked out spots overnight in freezing temperatures to beat the crowd expected in downtown Seattle Wednesday to watch the Seahawks' parade celebrating their Super Bowl victory.

City officials are anticipating a turnout between 200,000 and 500,000 along Fourth Avenue to watch the parade. It begins at 11 a.m. at Denny Way and goes to CenturyLink Field, for an event for season ticket holders. Officials told the parade-goers to dress warmly and expect traffic congestion. The National Weather Service forecast sunny skies and temperatures in the low 30s.

The parade features Seahawks players and coaches bringing the Super Bowl trophy home to 12th Man fans.

Some private schools closed for the parade. Seattle public school left it up to principals to excuse absences for the big event.



Other Seahawks News: Campaign Launched To Repair Seattle's Pergola
More than $26,000 has been raised to pay for repairs to the glass broken by people who climbed on the Pergola in Seattle's Pioneer Square while celebrating the Seahawks Super Bowl victory.  Organizers posted that a $10,000 donation had been made yesterday and more than $16,000 had been raised in online crowd funding.  Many of the donations came in $12 sums in reference to the team's 12th Man fan support.

The Seattle Parks Department had estimates repairs will be around $20,000 to fix 20 panes on the century-old ornate glass archway. Spokeswoman Joelle Hammerstad says they are working with the Seattle Parks Foundation and Alliance for Pioneer Square.  The campaign raised money through