City of Issaquah to become "12saquah" on Super Bowl Sunday
When the Seattle Seahawks take on the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, one local city in Washington will be pulling out all the stops to support the local team. On February 1, the day of the Super Bowl, the city of Issaquah will be formally known as "12saquah." The name change will be just for the day.
This isn't the first time the city has gone through a name change in support of the Seahawks. Last year, Issaquah was also known as "12saquah" for Super Bowl XLVIII. It must've worked, so the city is back at it for Super Bowl XLIX.
A formal proclamation will be made by Mayor Fred Butler on Friday morning at 10:45 a.m during a rally at Issaquah High School.
"As 12s, our community is home to some of the most passionate fans in the entire nation," Butler said. "We are thrilled to rename our City as a tribute to our Seahawks and their fans. I am proud to stand with our community of 12s and say, I’m in — again!"
Other towns have gone through similar temporary name changes for big football games. Earlier this month when the Ohio State Buckeyes faced the Oregon Ducks in the national championship, the town of Oregon, Ohio changed their name for one day to "Oregon, Ohio: Buckeyes on the Bay, City of Duck Hunters." Something tells me the residents of the town were glad the name change wasn't permanent. At least "12saquah" is a little quicker to roll off the tongue.
This article originally appeared on FieldGulls.com.