The civic parade to celebrate the Super Bowl XLVIII champion Seahawks begins at 11 a.m. Wednesday and heads down Fourth Avenue to the Clink’s north entrance, concluding around 1:30 p.m. Many thousands are expected for the first big-time sports championship parade since the Sonics were hailed for their one and only NBA title in 1979.
Fourth Avenue will close at 10:30 a.m. but will reopen as soon as possible. Fans are encouraged to dress warmly and use public transportation because parking will be limited.
And despite the post-game encouragement of Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, the Seattle School District will NOT give students a day off. In a news release Monday, the district cheered the Seahawks triumph, but said any absence will be unexcused.
It’s unlikely to produce much punishment.