Looking for a way to celebrate the Seattle Seahawks second-round NFC division playoff game this coming Sunday against the 13-3 Atlanta Falcons? The city of Renton is welcoming fans to it's Seahawks send-off celebration this Friday, Jan. 7.
“Renton, the home of the Seattle Seahawks, is going all out to celebrate the Seahawks playoff run and will host a rally/send-off party to cheer on the team as they go to Atlanta for their next game,” wrote Preeti Shridhar, Deputy Public Affairs Administrator in an email to Patch.
Blitz and the Sea Gals will be there to lead the party, until fans walk to the Benson Bridge to cheer as the Seahawks bus heads to the airport.
Fans are asked to wear their best blue and green Seahawks gear to show their support at the Friday rally. The City of Renton and Seattle Seahawks coordinated for the event to provide free hot dogs, Seahawks cheer cards, and prizes for the best Seahawks Spirit costume.
Click here for a video of a 2011 city-sponsored send off rally, and here for a video of fans on the Lind Avenue Overpass as they sent off the Seahawks in 2011.
Were you part of last week's send off celebrations? Check out our coverage here. Check back later in the week for a list of local eateries that will play the game.
Seahawks Sendoff Rally Details:
WHO: Special Seahawks guests, Sea Gals, Blitz, Renton Mayor Denis Law, City of Renton officials and employees and Seahawks sans.
WHEN: Friday, January 11, 12:30 to 2 p.m. - Fan rally at City Hall; at 2 p.m. fans are encouraged to walk toward Benson Bridge (just up the hill from City Hall) to cheer as the Seahawks bus drived to SeaTac.
WHERE: Renton City Hall (steps in front of the building), 1055 South Grady Way, Renton WA
PARKING: Street level on South Grady Way; overflow parking available at Sam's Club main parking lot.