Seattle, WA, United States (4E Sports) – Due to safety concerns, Seattle Seahawks officials have announced that they will give no access to fans who are hoping to greet the new Super Bowl champions at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Instead, they told fans to wait until Wednesday, when the city will hold a traditional parade for the team in downtown Seattle to celebrate the franchise’s first-ever Super Bowl championship.
According to the team announcement, the parade will start at 11 a.m. on Fourth Avenue, south of Denny Way, and will continue along Fourth, arriving at CenturyLink Field around 1:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to carpool or travel to the parade route using transit, as parking will be very limited.
There also will not be any area for fans to watch for the team along South 188th Street in SeaTac, or at Virginia Mason Athletic Center, the team’s practice facility in Renton, unlike when the team departed for New Jersey. The team won’t travel along South 188th Street, the announcement said.
After crushing the Denver Broncos, 43-8, in Sunday’s Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, the Seahawks are expected to return to Seattle Monday afternoon.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith will hold a news conference in New York Monday around 5:30 a.m. Pacific time.