12th Man welcomes Seahawks home to Renton facility

RENTON, Wash. -- The official Seahawks victory celebration may be Wednesday, but the 12th Man didn’t want to wait. They turned out in force Monday night in Renton to make sure the Seahawks got a proper welcome home.

“We love Seattle and we love the Seahawks, so we’re just here to support them,” said Vitaliy Kosmin.

“I’m going to be here from the start to the end --12th Man all the way,” said James Johnson.

BfmQE-tCcAAzKVsThe city of Renton did their part, getting championship signs up in front of the Seahawks' VMAC (Virginia Mason Athletic Center) and at City Hall.

“It’s great, it’s really great to be a part of it,” said Renton Mayor Denis Law.

All over Western Washington, there was a mad dash of people to get their hands on their own championship gear.

“It feels like Game Day actually, there so many people out here it`s awesome,” said Renee Conyers.

“I took the day off because I knew we`d win,” said Marylin Ripley. “Here I am, I had to find a place to park and walk a long ways but it`s worth it.”

Fans say they’ve been waiting for this moment for years.

“I’m so excited about the Seahawks,” said David Stojanovich.  “This is an incredible moment for our great city.”

The fans were loud Monday night, making sure the team knew when they finally arrived at the VMAC that there is no place like home.

“They are going to feel the 12th Man like never before,” said Alex Quibell.