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February 1, 2015 at 1:56 PM

Countdown to kickoff: Seahawks fans get pumped in Glendale, downtown Seattle

We’re tracking the fan frenzy as fans count down the minutes to kickoff of Super Bowl XLIX. Here in the Northwest and outside the stadium in Glendale, Ariz., the 12’s got their game faces on.

3:19 p.m. update: Another shot from Pioneer Square:

3:07 p.m. update: Local music heavyweight weighs in:

3:00 p.m. update: Bars in Pioneer Square are filling up and it’s still 30 minutes to kickoff. Our intrepid reporter spotted these folks:

2:45 p.m. update: A new shot from Glendale:

Fans cheer with a sign before the Seahawks take on the Patriots in Glendale, Ariz. (Bettina Hansen photo / The Seattle times)

Fans cheer with a sign before the Seahawks take on the Patriots in Glendale, Ariz. (Bettina Hansen photo / The Seattle times)

2:20 p.m. update: Word to the wise now that kickoff is 70 minutes away:

2:00 p.m. update: Here’s in Seattle, there’s nothing like getting prepared for a victory riot:

Down in Glendale, some Seahawks fans are already staking out their seats and getting ready for the showdown against the Patriots. We’ll be updating our photo gallery all day long.

Word is the Seahawks jerseys in the crowd far outnumber those of Patriots fans.

Shawn Barrett, Brett Snyder and Sam Bailey, all of Seattle, find their 100 level seats a few hours before kickoff. (Dean Rutz photo / Seattle times)

Shawn Barrett, Brett Snyder and Sam Bailey, all of Seattle, find their 100 level seats a few hours before kickoff. (Dean Rutz photo / Seattle times)

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