The Seahawks parade is arriving this Wednesday morning at Denny Way, and with over 300,000 Seattle Seahawks fans expected to be present for the massive event, there is definite reason to celebrate alongside the winning Super Bowl 2014 football team. While fans’ spirits may be soaring, parade officials are warning people to bundle up, as cold weather will be coming, with freezing wind and temperatures down in the low 20s. The Seattle Times confirms this Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, that the parade will begin at 11 a.m. sharp near the Seattle Center tomorrow, and people are already excited to participate in the winter festivities.
Seattle Seahawks parade goers should prepare for freezing temperatures and very cold weather, as the National Weather Service says that 20-30 degree weather is to be expected for tomorrow morning’s forecast. While temperatures near the 50s are usually to be found in Seattle at this time of year, the downtown parade route will be an extremely chilly one this 2014. Of course, huddling up with some of the 300,000 other football fans anticipated to appear at the event may help keep everyone a little bit warmer.
After starting not far from the Seattle Center, the massive sports parade will then make its way south down Fourth Avenue, crossing Westlake Park, and finally make its grand ending at CenturyLink field. The Seattle Seahawks team officials have also noted that there will only be limited parking available for some fans at CenturyLink field, so everyone is asked to instead use public transportation or carpool as efficiently as possible.
Adds the press release surrounding this year’s Seahawks parade:
“Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said this morning that the city expects some 300,000 people will show up for the parade to 'soar' alongside the festivities.”
“Along with the city’s mayor, participants in the parade include players, Coach Pete Carroll, members of the coaching staff, Seahawks executives, Sea Gals, Blitz and the Blue Thunder drum line, Gov. Jay Inslee and King County Executive Dow Constantine ... Players, coaches, and other team officials are also expected to appear.”
Seattle law enforcement officers will be plentiful at the event to keep the fun at a safe level, and after Fourth Avenue is passed Wednesday morning for the parade, police have stated they will open the roadway as soon as they can. Formal celebrations for the event are said to begin at CenturyLink field at 1 p.m.