Even if they don’t live in the Emerald City, fans of the 2014 Super Bowl champions the Seattle Seahawks can watch a live stream of today’s victory parade on the Seahawks official website, as well as those of several local news stations.
Scheduled to start at 11 a.m. PST, the Seahawks victory parade will begin “just south of Seattle Center at Denny Way and travel south down 4th Avenue past Westlake Park and finish at the north entrance of CenturyLink Field,” according to Seahawks.com. The event will culminate with a “brief championship celebration” at the Seahawks’ CenturyLink Field. Season-ticket holders have been invited to the stadium for the event, and fans were allowed to print free tickets to a similar event at SafeCo Field, home of the Seattle Mariners and next-door neighbor to The Clink. However, as of Tuesday night, the Mariners announced that the SafeCo celebration had reached capacity as well.
It all bodes well for a large turnout to celebrate the Seahawks first world championship in franchise history, as well as the city’s first championship in the four major sports since the Seattle Supersonics won the NBA Finals in 1979. Estimates for attendance vary between 200,000 and half-a-million people. Seattle-area school children are expected to be among the many in attendance, after Seattle Public Schools superintendent Jose Banda relented on giving students “unexcused absences” for attending the parade, and instead left the decision up to the principals themselves. Several area schools have cancelled classes all together.
Temperatures are only expected to reach a high of 34 degrees, so fans should plan on dressing accordingly.