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February 4, 2014 at 10:50 PM

As temperatures plunged, Seahawks fans claimed parade spots overnight

More than 13 hours before the start of the Seahawks victory parade, sisters Stephanie Brownfield and Jenny Casias wrapped ribbon around their chairs and taped a blanket down on the side of Fourth Avenue near Cedar Street.

They’re dedicated Seahawks fans. Casias flew to Seattle from San Francisco solely to attend the parade, and Brownfield was dressed in Seahawk green and blue. But once the chairs and blankets were ready, they dashed back into Brownfield’s car to seek refuge from the 30-degree temperatures.

“We’re hoping no one takes our spot,” said Brownfield, who lives in West Seattle.

Down the parade route on Fourth Avenue, other fans went even further in showing their dedication toward seeing the Super Bowl champions. Rachel Osbourne of Lake Stevens sat in a chair wearing a sleeping bag and multiple blankets with her mother and her son. They planned to stay the entire night, save for an hour, probably around 1 a.m., when they need to pick up other relatives who came to Seattle for the parade.

“The Seahawks deserve it,” Osbourne said. “With everything they did, we can do this.”

Some prime parade real estate was still available around 10 p.m. Tuesday on Fourth Avenue, but the spots were going fast. One man got out of his car, put a few chairs near the sidewalk and said he would be back in a few minutes.

“I just got in from New York,” he said. “We’re not going anywhere.”

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