Renton Hosts Seahawks Send-Off Rally Friday

If you're interested in heading south (not all the way to Atlanta, though), the city of Renton is hosting a send-off party for the Seahawks.

In the days and hours leading up to a second-round NFC division playoff game this coming Sunday against the 13-3 Atlanta Falcons the 12th Man will continue to fly over Renton City Hall. But the team's own "hometown" won't stop there.

“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.

Seahawks Sendoff Rally Details:

WHO: Special Seahawks guests, Sea Gals, Blitz, Renton Mayor Denis Law, City of Renton officials and employees and Seahawks fans. 

WHEN: Friday, Jan. 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 drives to Sea-Tac.

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.


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