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Governor calls for ‘Moment of Loudness’ as Seahawks fans gear up for Wednesday’s parade

SEATTLE — Gov. Jay Inslee proclaimed a “Moment of Loudness” for 30 seconds at 12:12 p.m. Wednesday — which will take place during the Seahawks Super Bowl victory parade through downtown Seattle.

In addition, Seattle Public School Superintendent Jose Banda — who has come under criticism for refusing to close the city’s schools so that children can attend the city’s first Super Bowl parade — backtracked a bit Tuesday. He said individual principals would be able to decide if it would be an excused absence or unexcused absence for students to take the day off Wednesday.

In Inslee’s proclamation calling for a “Moment of Loudness” at 12:12 p.m. Wednesday, he urged “the 12th Man to celebrate this momentous Super Bowl win and congratulate the team and themselves by making as much noise as possible for 30 seconds.”

“There is no fan base that deserves this more.  Nobody has worked harder in supporting their team with more passion and love and spirit than ours,” Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said early Monday.

paraderouteSo the 12th Man has an invitation to the celebration, and Carroll wants every fan there, including the youngest 12s.

“I feel so humbled to get to bring this championship back them and it’s their championship. In my mind, it goes to the kids.  I know the adults will take it in, in a big way, but for the kids — that started a memory of what this is all about — and being connected to your team, so, yeah, let’s shut down the darn schools,”  Carroll said.

Shut down the schools so children can attend the parade Wednesday.

But Seattle Public School officials say the kids’ time would be better spent in the classroom.

In a statement released Monday afternoon, Seattle Schools Superintendent José Banda said: “Seattle Public Schools will not close or dismiss school early because of the parade. Parents who wish to take their students out of school can, but per state regulation, it will be treated as an unexcused absence. While we support the team, academics must come first.”

On Tuesday, Banda said he would leave it up to individual school principals.

“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity.  We’re definitely going to see the parade,” parent Jon Hansen said.

The parade will wind its way through downtown Seattle.

Beginning near Seattle Center, the parade will travel south down 4th Avenue past Westlake Park and through downtown. It then cuts west on Washington, then down 2nd to finish at the north entrance of CenturyLink Field.

That leaves a lot of time and space for fans to get a glimpse of their favorite players and some parents say they plan to take their kids, whether school is in or not.

“I’ve been watching the Seahawks for 40 years and this is my one and only chance to do this.  This might be his one and only as well, so I don’t see a problem with it at all,” parent Bart Fawbush said of his child.

“It’s a maybe.  My older son wants to go so he’s begging us to take him out of school, so I’m still thinking about it,” parent Shannon Price said.


 Seahawks Announce Additional Super Bowl Parade Information

Fans invited to participate in mobile celebration

 RENTON, Wash. – The Seahawks will celebrate their first Super Bowl championship with fans on Wednesday, February 5 with a parade through downtown Seattle. The parade will begin at 11 a.m.

 WHAT:          Mobile celebration and victory parade for Super Bowl XLVIII Champions

WHEN:          Wednesday, February 5, from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

WHERE:       The 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.

 WHO:            Seahawks Players, Head Coach Pete Carroll, Coaching Staff, Seahawks Executives, Sea Gals, Blitz and Blue Thunder drumline. The Seahawks players will be carried by the local company, Ride the Ducks, and one of the Ducks will be changed into the 12th Man Duck.

TIMING:       The parade begins at 11 a.m

TRAFFIC:     Seattle Police Department will close 4th Avenue at 10:30 a.m. and will reopen it as soon as possible.

 PARKING:   There will be limited parking availability at CenturyLink Field.  Fans are encouraged to carpool and utilize public transportation.

DRESS:          Based on the projected forecast, fans are encouraged to dress appropriately for cold temperatures.

We’ll have more information on Wednesday’s festivities on Q13 FOX News at 4 and 5 p.m.



29 Comments to “Governor calls for ‘Moment of Loudness’ as Seahawks fans gear up for Wednesday’s parade”

    LSeahawks89 said:
    February 4, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    dislike the high of 34 degrees. Everyone I know is either working or going to the parade. So I will have to stay home with my 8 month baby girl. Will be there in spirit.

    Refresh said:
    February 4, 2014 at 1:20 PM

    we've been trolled. no link on the Seahawks site for tickets …..

    Seahawks48 said:
    February 4, 2014 at 1:25 PM

    Get your information right q13

    SGG said:
    February 4, 2014 at 1:26 PM

    The just took down the story titled "How to get tickets to Wednesday’s Seahawks rally at CenturyLink Field"

    It is long past 1pm.

    Curt said:
    February 4, 2014 at 1:28 PM

    Yeah this is uncalled for when you tell us one thing. I am sacrificing my work schedule to get tickets for my kids. Uggh annoying..

    SBB said:
    February 4, 2014 at 1:28 PM

    Yea. The definitely screwed that one up. They removed the other article because there were way to many negative comments. Nearly 1:30 and no tickets.

    ANITA said:
    February 4, 2014 at 1:29 PM

    I am waiting patiently for tickets to show up here on this site

    MG67 said:
    February 4, 2014 at 1:30 PM

    I'm surprised they haven't taken all the comments of their facebook page!! People are pissed! If this doesn't happen in the next 30 minutes I'm screwed because it will take me a 1/2 hour to get home AND I am out of printer ink… arrrgghhh

    Tamra C said:
    February 4, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    Yeah this sucks Have been on here since 1245 wanting those! What BS

    SGG said:
    February 4, 2014 at 1:31 PM


    C.K. said:
    February 4, 2014 at 1:37 PM

    Shame on you Q13 … Hawks box office said that tickets were never going to be made public … I have been waiting on the website since 1245 watching for the "magical link".

      Amy said:
      February 4, 2014 at 1:40 PM

      Same here. Where did you see that posted? Thanks for the heads up!

        C.K. said:
        February 4, 2014 at 1:56 PM

        Called the box office !!!

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

    they deleted the other story, and merged it into this one. look at the bottom of this article.

    MG67 said:
    February 4, 2014 at 1:37 PM

    been clicking refresh for almost an hour now (since the original article was posted at 12:45) and NOTHING!!!!

    Refresh said:
    February 4, 2014 at 1:39 PM

    just heard that it's only open to season ticket holders and club members, despite what was said in the two Q13 articles. 45 minutes of my time wasted. thanks, Beth Knox and Q13.

    FED UP said:
    February 4, 2014 at 1:42 PM

    Just noticed this article got shortened – they took away the link that took everyone to Seahawks.com – anyone else notice just within the last 3 minutes???

    saney said:
    February 4, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    I see they have now deleted the information from this article as well

    Curt said:
    February 4, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    Wow thanks a lot Q13 for poor analysis. Please find credible sources next time before asking a "parade official".. Hopefully your source was not some rent a cop from the Seattle Public Library or some random person along 4th ave

    FED UP said:
    February 4, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    They took out ANY and ALL reference to when tickets were availiable to ticket holders and when the public could get them…..

    Matthew said:
    February 4, 2014 at 1:44 PM

    I just got off the phone with Seafair. They are in charge of the parade tomorrow. They were told by the Seahawks that tickets would be made available to the general public at 1PM. So, apparently Richard Sherman intercepted the tickets that were available to the general public.

    SBB said:
    February 4, 2014 at 1:44 PM

    What is going on Q13? At least address the issue instead of deleting information of your article. The public wants to know.

    SGG said:
    February 4, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    Thanks for the BS Q13.

    Penny K said:
    February 4, 2014 at 1:47 PM

    "should be able to" key words……….

    FED UP said:
    February 4, 2014 at 1:47 PM

    JUST POSTED ON FACEBOOK (nice way to save your arse Q13)


    The parade beginning at 11 a.m. is the public and open event. HOWEVER, AT SOME POINT TODAY, the Seahawks will release information about an event at CenturyLink Field following the parade. Information to that event will be available later today at Seahawks.com.

    Zzz said:
    February 4, 2014 at 1:51 PM

    The LEAST you could do it find out the official word and correct it instead of just deleting it. OR at least let us know you are finding out. Sheesh.

    C.K. said:
    February 4, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    Horrible reporting … no wonder people refuse your so called "newscast" … may as well watch TMZ …

    HawksFan said:
    February 4, 2014 at 3:05 PM


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