The Seahawks will be counting on their fans in Germany, the UK and the rest of Europe, as well as fans making the trip from the US, to make Munich their home in November. And if the Allianz Arena ends up filling up to 12 seconds, it wouldn’t come as a surprise given the team’s support in Germany, which began to grow exponentially in the past decade when German television network ProSieben MAXX began broadcasting NFL games in 2015. As they’ve been coming off their back-to-back Super Bowl appearances, the Seahawks, as well as the Patriots, have found themselves on German Airlines more frequently, leading to significant growth in the Seahawks fandom, former German Sea Hawkers president Maximilian Länge explained in 2018.
German Sea Hawkers currently has more than 32,000 followers between Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and in 2021 germanseahawkers.com had 38,674 users and 186,814 page views. Last season, more than 50 members of the German Sea Hawkers came to Seattle for the Seahawks’ Week 11 game against Arizona.