A Welcome Home Victory Celebration Parade is scheduled for 11:00am – 1:30pm Wednesday, February 5th, which is anticipated to have significant impact on traffic throughout the Seattle downtown area. Please be prepared for longer-than-average commute times and increased traffic and inform all downtown businesses with employees and guests who are at or coming downtown on Wednesday.
The parade starts on 4th Ave south of Denny Way and ends at Century Link Field. Route map is attached.
How this will affect downtown residents, businesses, employees, guests, and visitors:
- Estimated drive time could double, so plan ahead.
- I-5 and SR-99 will be open all day.
- Access points coming to and from the downtown core will be impacted during the parade. Mercer St and Edgar Martinez Dr are suggested to be the best routes for I-5 waterfront access.
- Expect bus delays and re-routes during the parade. See Metro’s website http://metro.kingcounty.gov/alerts/ for more information.
Support and messaging:
City and regional safety and security agencies are prepared for and will be supporting the parade and celebration. The 12th Man is the best fan in the country and cares about the great Northwest. The City of Seattle and the Seattle Seahawks encourage every fan to act responsibly before, during, and after the game. The country’s eyes are upon us, let’s honor our team and take care to not do anything that would detract from their outstanding achievement.
Office of Economic Development
City of Seattle