Seattle Seahawks Parade 2014: Latest Information for Super Bowl Celebration

R. Cory SmithSenior Writer IFebruary 5, 2014

Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll raises the Lombardi Trophy after winning  Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium.  At left is Fox Sports's Michael Strahan and at right is Seahawks General Manager John Schneider. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
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Following one of the most dominant performances in the Super Bowl over the Denver Broncos, the Seattle Seahawks finally gave their city its first major championship since 1979.

The custom over the years has been to have a parade the week after the big win, and the Seahawks will be holding their celebration on Wednesday.

Oh, they're going to throw down in the streets of Seattle.

Here is all of the information about the parade and a few things to look for during the celebration.


When: Wednesday, Feb. 5

Time: 2 p.m. ET; 11 a.m. PT

Where: Seattle, Wash.

Watch: KIRO Channel 7

Streaming: Live on the KIRO website


Parade Breakdown

For those who will be in Seattle for the parade, the official starting point will be on Denny Way and 4th Avenue and will begin at 11 a.m. PT.

KIRO Traffic provides a look at the exact route for the parade:

Seemingly everything is a party in Seattle, so one of the best post-Super Bowl parades is definitely not out of the realm of possibility.

One person who is extremely excited to get back to Seattle and hoist the Lombardi trophy in front of the 12th man is the team's head coach, Pete Carroll.

Following a long night after the Super Bowl triumph, Carroll tweeted out this picture of the trophy being safely loaded on the plane back to Seattle:

As for the night before, well, let's just say he was already throwing down and preparing himself for the celebration on Wednesday with this tweet (check out the time stamp):

Speaking of Macklemore, fans can definitely expect him to not only be in attendance, but likely partying with the team singing several of his hit singles from "The Heist." The 30-year-old Seattle native has followed a similar path to stardom as his favorite team and has never shied away from his Washington roots.

In fact, he released a song on his album talking about his favorite sports moment as the Seattle Mariners defeated the New York Yankees in the 1995 Division Series as a tribute to longtime announcer Dave Niehaus:

As for the singer making an official announcement about his presence at the parade, that hasn't happened yet. But what we do know is that he (apparently) flew the plane back from East Rutherford, N.J. in his pajamas, according to his Instagram:

As for other celebrities expected to be in attendance, there are several big-name Seattle-ites who have shown their support of the Seahawks over the years.

Both Rainn Wilson of The Office and Joel McHale of Community tweeted about the victory and are expected to attend the big event:

With this being such a monumental accomplishment for the city, the question has been raised as to whether or not schools should be shut down so that kids from around Seattle can take part in the celebration.

Carroll said that he is a staunch believer that every child should be a witness to the parade, according to Terry Blount of ESPN:

Heck yeah they should. There's some big educating going on this Wednesday. Seriously, in my mind, it really is about the kids. It starts a memory about following your team that lasts a lifetime. This is all what it's all about. 

And I feel so humbled about bringing this championship back to Seattle. There's no fan base that deserves this more, one that has supported this team with more passion and love and spirit. So yeah, shut down school. Let's do this celebration rightfully and peacefully.

Whether or not every kid in Seattle is in attendance, the Seahawks celebration will be one to remember. After 45 years, Seattle certainly deserves a major championship that warrants a parade.

On Wednesday, they will hold one that is sure to be a spectacle for everyone across the country.


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