Seahawks Fans Snap Up Merchandise After Historic Win
The day after the Seahawks won the Super Bowl, the team store at CenturyLink Field was doing brisk business. Fans crowded into the space, buying everything from towels to shirt to hats sporting the Super Bowl XLVIII logo.
Arby Asatorrians, who'd already waited in line to buy a hat, was holding a souvenir football he planned to purchase.
“We were already downtown last night, celebrating after the game. I was wanting something to commemorate having a piece of the Super Bowl,” he said.
One man at the cash register was signing a credit card receipt totaling more than $200 for hats, shirts and a 12th Man flag. It's worth every penny, he said.
"I've been a fan since I was born, so it means the world. It's a great feeling," said the fan.
The fan said he plans to take his 3-year-old daughter to the Super Bowl championship parade scheduled for Wednesday at 11 a.m.
Margo Coad, who was buying a Super Bowl shirt bearing an image of quarterback Russell Wilson, was at the store, hoping to bask in the glow of the victory.
Asked what she thinks the big win does for the city, she said, "I think it's really brought the city together, and it's so exciting."
There are estimates that several hundred thousand fans will turn out for Wednesday's parade. The city has been working with the Seahawks for the past several weeks to plan the celebration, which will include a rally. It will begin just south of the Space Needle on Fourth Avenue and continue down Fourth to CenturyLink Field.
Meanwhile, the Seattle Public Schools says the parade will be historic, but it will be business as usual for school kids on Wednesday. Schools will not be closed and parents who want to take their children out of school can do so, but it will be treated as an unexcused absence.