About 700,000 show up for Seahawks victory parade

Feb 5, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks fans watch a Super Bowl championship parade pass thru downtown Seattle. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Police estimated that around 700,000 fans attended the Seahawks victory parade on Wednesday.

To put that into perspective, that number is greater than the number of citizens who live in the city of Seattle.

USA Today said that the parade “might have been the largest gathering in Seattle history.”

The Seahawks Super Bowl title represents the city of Seattle’s first major sports championship since 1979.

Needless to say, the city was long overdue for a little party. Or a gigantic one.

Here are some pictures from the parade:

Feb 5, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; A young Seattle Seahawks fan cheers as a Super Bowl championship parade passes thru downtown Seattle. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

 

Feb 5, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson at Super Bowl XLVIII victory parade on 4th Street. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 5, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) celebrates during a Super Bowl championship parade held in downtown Seattle. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 5, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch throws Skittles candy to the crowd at Super Bowl XLVIII victory parade on 4th Street. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 5, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate (81) dances during a Super Bowl championship parade held in downtown Seattle. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 5, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll waves to the crowd during a Super Bowl championship parade held in downtown Seattle. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 5, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; A Duck boat drives carries the Seattle Seahawks cheerleaders during a Super Bowl championship parade in downtown Seattle. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 5, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice (18, second from left) films the crowd during a Super Bowl championship parade held in downtown Seattle. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Topics: Seahawks, Seattle Seahawks, Super Bowl 2014, Super Bowl Parade

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  • Celtbard

    It was closer to a million. With many 100′s of thousands more who set out to attend. But were unable to make it there due to the pushed to the maximum Ferry and Commuter Train systems. As well clogged freeways and surface streets.

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