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12th Man raises money to fix damaged pergola

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Courtesy: GoFundMe

SEATTLE — Seattle’s ‘quiet riot’ after Sunday’s Super Bowl gave fans across the nation a good chuckle, but now the community is coming together to fix a party foul.

Seattle’s historic Iron Pergola,  erected in 1909 as a stop for the Yesler and James Street Cable Car Company was damaged after fans climbed it Sunday night, creating thousands of dollars in damage.

An account has been created on GoFundMe.com to raise money to fix the structure:

“Now it is time to clean up after ourselves, because this is truly #HowSeattleRiots … Let’s give the parks department some help in replacing the things we broke, and show that the Seahawks truly have the best fans in the league.”

The site announced Tuesday afternoon that it  had reached and surpassed its goal of raising $15,000.  The secure site is  here.

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8 Comments to “12th Man raises money to fix damaged pergola”

    guest said:
    February 4, 2014 at 1:14 PM

    what about the businesses that were damaged and vandalized?

      Guest said:
      February 4, 2014 at 1:38 PM

      They should have insurance.

        guest said:
        February 4, 2014 at 4:16 PM

        insurance to pay for damages caused by brain dead drunken sports fans? how about if we just grow up here? you obviously were one of them and for some reason think that kind of behavior is justified.

    Kristy said:
    February 4, 2014 at 1:32 PM

    Having been in the Seattle Riots and the Occupy movement, I'd appreciate it if you would STOP CALLING IT A RIOT! That was not a riot. Businesses that were damaged have a thing called insurance that they will use.

    Gues said:
    February 4, 2014 at 1:37 PM

    The total is up to almost $10k now.

    Brian said:
    February 4, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    The "Riot" name is purely satirical, and based on a twitter hashtag by the same name. It's kind of a joke.

    Russell said:
    February 4, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    They just surpassed the goal after somebody donated $10k to the parks department.

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