No rally or celebration currently planned following Seahawks loss, team officials confirm

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SEATTLE — The Seattle Seahawks are currently not planning a rally or celebration to welcome home the Super Bowl runner-up team.

On Monday, officials with the team confirmed to Q13 FOX News no rally or celebration is currently planned following the Seahawks 28-24 loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX.

Last year, year as many as 700,000 people flooded the streets for a victory parade following a win in the Super Bowl.

The Seahawks are slated to land at Sea-Tac Airport at 3 p.m. Monday. Q13 FOX News will be on hand to bring you the latest coverage, and live video of the return.

However, airport officials said there will be no access for fans to view the aircraft or team arrival. The team will board buses on the ramp and no team members will go through any part of the terminal, airport officials said. Due to safety concerns, the buses will not travel down 188th Street on their exit.

The route the team will take back to the Virginia Mason Athletic Center was not immediately known.

A future rally or celebration has not permanently been ruled out.

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45 comments

  • NKR

    I just felt I would like to send the Seahawks a message that they should ride on a truck back to the city the same way they did last year. They gave us a fantastic year of plays and just one bad one does not diminish how we, the 12s feel about them. They are winners, all of them, in our book and should hold their heads up high. They played a great year and made it to the superbowl and actually made it within 1/2 a yard of winning the whole thing that is a great accomplishment. GO HAWKS!!!

  • rose

    I think they should give them a parade and show them how the 12’s and the state of Washington RESPECTS AND LOVE THE TEAM NO MATTER WHAT, and I am not a Seahawks fan but I think the Seahawks deserves’s to know how the 12’s and the state has there back no matter what, the everyone is screaming SEAHAWKS for them to win and when they don’t win the super bowl you give up on them, WHERE IS THE LOVE FOR THE TEAM AND PLAYERS GIVE THEM SOME LOVE GIVE THEM THE PARADE. If you want to share this you can

  • Lorna Jones

    Proud to be a Seahawks fan! Thank you for making us 12s proud! Second out of 32 is nothing to be ashamed of. “from the ashes a fire shall be woken”

  • ladybirdlewis

    I think the Seahawks deserve this parade. They’ve earned it. They worked so hard all year! Why not give them a rally? They are winners to the 12s and that’s that matters to us. We’re all we got and we’re all we need! Let’s go HAWKS!

  • Lori Voeghtly

    They deserve to have a parade. What a ride guys, we the 12’s love you! You are winners in our book. Forever my family and I will be Hawks fans!

  • Karin

    There is nothing stopping the 12s from giving them a WELCOME HOME on their own. GO HAWKS. The plane should be on the ground Come on out!

  • Lee Anne. LeClair

    I agree with NKR. I’m from Idaho and we are 12’s also. Decisions were made and played. They did their best to protect the team. Stay true to yourselves Seahawks. We will be back. With pride and respect!!!!!

  • Kym

    Yes it is sad that we didn’t win the super bowl. Yes I know it hurts. But as a fan of the Seahawks I understand that they tried, and do wish to have a parade to celebrate how far the Seahawks has come. I’ve talked to many other fans and we all wish the same. You guy as coming home to your loving fans win or lose we are still on your sides.
    -love your Seahawks fan Kym.

  • Leslie

    They absolutely deserve a rally! They are the NFC CHAMPS and Super Bowl runners up. They did what many doubted they could do. What an accomplishment! They deserve every accolade we can heap upon them. What a great season they gave us. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Seahawks!!!

  • Carrie

    If they didn’t start at the clink i wouldn’t go again. Making them ride on a damn Duck for 4 HRS. so u can get drunk and yell Seahawks….whatever. If you’re a true 12 you would want them to go home and rest. Stop being selfish!!
    I support this team all year by being a season ticket holder for 17+ yrs. Don’t need a parade to show anything!
    Stop being so selfish and let them rest! You can party at home or tweet them your support.

    • Rosetta Tone

      Not all 12s do that. Just saying everyone has there own way of showing there love for this team. Dont rub it in that you are a season ticket holder to those who can’t afford to see them play this would be the closest we would ever get to see them. Its not being selfish . its support. Don’t be negative Nancy. #GoHawks

  • YouMadBro

    Ok ok ok. Give it a rest 12’s. I understand you want to show your appreciation for the Hawks but if you really want to show your appreciation then give the players their space. This was a long season for them and my guess is that they just want to go home to their families rest recoup and take a much needed and well deserved break. Sometimes I wonder if folks want a parade for the Hawks or for themselves

    • Pauline Lewis

      Oh and btw…for anyone that is against the rally/celebration? If you read the article above…the last line clearly says…”A future rally or celebration has not permanently been ruled out.”

  • Jess hENDERSON

    The Seahawks team deserves a Seattle Rally for the great year they had. They busted through the year, won the NFC Championship, and went back to the Superbowl. That in itself is a great accomplishment. Seattle fans are not upset about losing the Superbowl: we are upset about the way we lost it. It was in our grasp. 1 yard line with 3 attempts available. Pete and the OC Coordinator over-analyzed the situation, worrying about time-outs etc. Shut up and give it to Lynch. No way that guy wouldn’t have carried it in 3 plays for 1 yard to goal! Our circle of friends are all sick to our stomachs over that call. Pete…you damn well own this! We are disgusted with the call of that critical play.

  • Rosetta Tone

    We definitely should have a parade to let the players know that we got there back! Plus I really think they deserve it! They gave us a great season! We have to do something big like a parade to thank them. 2nd place is better then 3rd, 4th, 5th….. And at least we are still NFC champs! Let’s celebrate that and a well fought season! I love our Seahawks! Let’s show them just how much we do! #GoHawks Make it happen Q13 lol

  • Jessie Wetzbarger

    Lame…. No celebration for all of the Seahawks’ accomplishments this season. No last farewell to the beloved guys we as 12s consider teammates. Isn’t it times like this where you support others? Pick them up when they’re down? Instead of sulking, shouldn’t every last person in the Seahawks organization be as proud as we are for them overcoming numerous situations throughout the season? Don’t hide. Proudly show your faces and we will do the same. Go Hawks!

  • Denise

    HOW DO WE LET THE TEAM KNOW WE WANT A RALLY AND / OR PARADE!!!!!!!! SPREAD THE NEWS AND WRITE IN TO THE SEAHAWKS.COM WEBSITE. i just left a comment in their ‘contact us’ section asking them to have a rally!!!! Lets spread this and get people to ask them so they see that we still love them and want to celebrate!!!!!!!!

    • YouMadBro

      Get a life!! Maybe they don’t want a parade! Maybe they just want to rest and go somewhere warm and be with their families. Support them by giving them back their time that they gave you

  • N D

    The 12s feel the sweat, the pain, the pride along with the team. We need to move on together! So lets celebrate the NFC champions! The team needs to know the 12s ARE ALWAYS PROUD! Tell me where the parade is – I’ll be there!

    • Dan

      The fans may feel the pride and/or anguish to a much lesser degree, but don’t for a second disrespect the hard work these young men have put in by saying you feel the pain and sweat along with them. If they don’t want to celebrate then they don’t have to. Who would want to celebrate the worst day of their professional lives? If you don’t get that then you clearly don’t get what they arw going through

  • DanG425

    Great season, lots to be proud of, would be great and therapeutic to show them the love and appreciation. They brought the region together. Thank you Seahawks!!!

  • Pauline Lewis

    I’ve been reading posts from people saying “they lost..celebrations are for winners” “season is over” blah blah blah! Well in my opinion celebrations are for goals achieved…doing your best and fulfilling dreams etc… Seahawks have done that and more! they should be celebrated…”it ain’t over til the fat lady sings!”

    • Dan

      Here’s the problem with that. Their goal was to win the Super Bowl so they are upset right now. To parade them out against their will for your own amusement is very selfish. Respect their desire to go home to their friends and family in this difficult timefor them.

  • Anita Reyna

    What a shame that the real true fans are robbed from giving them a “welcome home “! They played their best and took us for the ride to a fabulous Superbowl! What more could we want for such hard working and dedicated players! To much hate in this world!
    Welcome hom Seahawks! Looking forward to next season!

    • Dan

      Wouldn’t a true fan want to respect the teams wishes and let them go home. No ome wants to celebrate one of the worst moment of their lives. Asking/extorting them to do so is just selfish.

      • coggy13

        So have a celebration at the stadium in April when players report for workouts. They’ll have time to deal with the loss and then the fans can show them how much they are appreciated. No one is required to attend but it is strongly encouraged.

        It won’t happen that way but that’s what I would do if I were dictator.

        • sabrina lockett

          Coggy13, I must say I agree with you for the most part but I don’t feel we 12’s are being selfish but just want our te

  • Sabrina

    We are 12’s and love our Seahawks! How dare we be denied to celebrate a great season, despite the loss. WE WANT A PARADE!!!!

  • jbwsagiao

    I think the Seahawk officials should reconsider having a parade for the players and for the fans. Let us 12s show the players how much we are grateful and thankful for a wonderful season. Even thou we did not win it’s now that we should stand together to show the rest of the world how much we love our team.. Please reconsider your decision for a Seahawk parade!!!

    • Dan

      Don’t pretend for a second this is for the players. The team has said no for that very reason. This would be an embarrassment for them, but you don’t care because you need your fan ego stroked. Throw them a support rally but don’t extort them into being there against their will.

  • Dan

    Please stop trying to impose your will on those poor young men. Whether or not you realize it this is one of the worst moments of their lives and they don’t want to celebrate. The team has already gracefully declined and now “fans” are trying to extort them into celebrating for their own selfish reasons. If you want to support them then hold a rally but don’t force them to be there against their will to stroke your fan ego. GO HAWKS!!!

  • Me

    “Plays, farces, spectacles, gladiators, strange beasts, medals, pictures, and other such opiates, these were for ancient peoples the bait toward slavery, the price of their liberty, the instruments of tyranny. By these practices and enticements the ancient dictators so successfully lulled their subjects under the yoke, that the stupefied peoples, fascinated by the pastimes and vain pleasures flashed before their eyes, learned subservience as naively, but not so creditably, as little children learn to read by looking at bright picture books. Roman tyrants invented a further refinement. They often provided the city wards with feasts to cajole the rabble, always more readily tempted by the pleasure of eating than by anything else. The most intelligent and understanding amongst them would not have quit his soup bowl to recover the liberty of the Republic of Plato. Tyrants would distribute largess, a bushel of wheat, a gallon of wine, and a sesterce: and then everybody would shamelessly cry, ‘Long live the King!’ The fools did not realize that they were merely recovering a portion of their own property, and that their ruler could not have given them what they were receiving without having first taken it from them.”
    – Etienne de La Boétie – 1548, Discourse on Voluntary Servitude