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Seattle erupts at Seahawks Super Bowl parade

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Hundreds of thousands of notoriously loud Seattle Seahawks fans have cranked up the volume, cheering, chanting and going berserk during a parade celebrating the team’s first Super Bowl victory.

Police estimated about 700,000 people – more than the population of the city – attended what might have been the largest gathering in Seattle history.

The parade began near the Space Needle and slowly made its way to CenturyLink Field, the home of the NFL team.

Dakota Heaphy, 20, who called himself a lifelong Seahawks fan, and friend Ellie Hergert, 20, drove all night from Cheyenne, Wyoming – more than 2200 kilometres away.

“My boss is a Broncos fan and said we kicked their butts and deserved to go,” Hergert said.

Revellers packed the three-kilometre route and greeted the team at CenturyLink Field and nearby Safeco Field. They wore blue and green wigs, waved flags, scarves and signs, and erupted into song and dance.

The Washington National Guard chauffeured many of the players in Humvees and other military vehicles under blue, sunny skies in cold temperatures.