Here’s what’s going on around Puget Sound as we rev up for Saturday’s Seahawks/Panthers divisional playoff game:
Mayor Ed Murray will declare it Seahawks Blue Friday in the city of Seattle. (So that makes it official!)
At 9am, the 12th Flag goes up on top of the Space Needle.
At 10am, the plan is to unfurl two giant 25′ by 30′ “12” banners, one on the I-5 corridor and one on I-405 between Kirkland and Renton.
At 11:30am, Renton City Hall is the spot for a big Hawks fan rally and ceremonial flag raising. On hand will be some of the Sea Gals, former Seahawks players, Blue Thunder, and — wait for it — Renton Mayor Denis Law. That guy knows how to throw a “12” party. (It’s at 1055 South Grady Way in Renton.)
Also, Seattle’s Great Wheel on the Elliott Bay waterfront will be sporting brand-new Seahawks lighting all weekend long.
Saturday 1/10 (Game day!)
Touchdown City at CenturyLink Field opens at 2pm, the same time gates open for fans at the game. You can watch other NFL action while you’re hanging out getting your face and/or hair painted Seahawks colors, there will be interactive games and contests, inflatables, food and beverage specials, and a Sea Gals autograph booth.
Kickoff is 5:15pm. If you can’t be there, the game’s on Q13 FOX TV.