The blue-and-white 12th-man flag is coming to Vancouver! The City of Vancouver’s municipal government is jumping in on the Seattle Seahawks bandwagon ahead of this weekend’s big Super Bowl game.
The Seattle Seahawks are playing their second consecutive NFL Super Bowl championship on Sunday and to provide our southern neighbours some support, the City says it will be raising the Seattle Seahawks flag at Vancouver City Hall’s north lawn.
The flag raising is scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, January 30, at 10:12 a.m. at City Hall’s Ceremonial Flag Pole.
Earlier today at Victoria’s Inner Harbour, the 12th-man flag was raised within close proximity of the B.C. Legislature, the Empress Hotel and the Royal B.C. Museum.
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Given Seattle’s close proximity to Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest culture that both cities share, the Seahawks have historically enjoyed a strong Canadian fan base immediately north of the border. In 2014, there were about 7,000 season ticket holders from Metro Vancouver, which is more than one-tenth of the total number of 63,000 Seahawks season ticket holders.
The Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots Super Bowl game at the University of Phoenix begins Sunday, February 1 at 3 p.m. PST on CTV and NBC. Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz will perform at halftime.
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