Tomorrow’s parade is almost here and we want the 12′s to honor the Seahawks loudly and safely. The event starts at 11 am on Wednesday, February 5, and we expect the 12′s to arrive en mass and early to start lining up. Bring your awesome Seahawks beast mode spirit and your patience as downtown could see unprecedented crowds.
The victory parade will include Seahawks players, Head Coach Pete Carroll, coaching staff, Seahawks Executives, Sea Gals, Blitz, the Blue Thunder drum line and the Lombardi trophy. Senator Maria Cantwell, Governor Jay Inslee, King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray will also join the parade.
Take care of yourself. Tomorrow’s weather will be below freezing and we encourage the 12s to dress for the weather and protect themselves from the elements. Whether you’re watching the parade or traveling to and from work, the influx of people in downtown Seattle could mean delays for everyone in the area.
Take care of each other. Please be respectful of each other and private property during the parade. Law enforcement is working hard to keep the streets safe, but if you see something, please say something to an officer around the route. We want this to be a fun, joyous celebration honoring the team and the 12s.
Prepare alternative travel plans. Fans and downtown commuters alike need to plan ahead and pack their patience along with their Seahawks gear. Regional transit agencies are working together to provide service to and from the area. Please plan a few options for traveling home.
Travel safely. We encourage all fans to carpool or utilize public transportation. Drivers will want to look at options for parking at the edges of the downtown area. Again, please pack your patience with your Seahawks gear.
Use the following links to plan a fun and safe Seahawks celebration:
Seahawks live-stream: www.seahawks.com
City of Seattle’s Alerts Blog: alerts.seattle.gov
King County Metro Trip Planner: http://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/
Sound Transit Trip Planner: http://www.soundtransit.org/Trip-Planner
Community Transit: http://www.commtrans.org/tripplanner/
More parade questions and answers: http://alerts.seattle.gov/2014/02/04/prepping-for-the-parade/
Hashtag on social media: #Celebrate48
Plan your day carefully and lets all take care of each other tomorrow.