Painting the town blue on Friday

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Seahawks fans will be singing the blues on Friday.

In a very good way.

“Blue Friday” is taking over Seattle as fans are encouraged to wear their Seahawks gear in support of the team for Saturday’s playoff game against the Saints at Qwest Field. Take a look at the city-wide hubbub surrounding Blue Friday:

Coach Pete Carroll is imploring fans to wear blue in support of the team.

The Space Needle is hoisting a massive 12th MAN flag on its top spire at 8:30 a.m. on Friday.

The City of Renton will host a pep rally at noon at its city hall. Free hot dogs and chips will be provided.

Fans are invited to buy a $10 Powerball with PowerPlay ticket from a Washington’s Lottery Kiosk. Fans will have the chance to instantly win prizes including: tickets to Saturday’s playoff game, Seahawks merchandise or Lottery promotional items. Forty tickets to the game will be given away in pairs of two. Fans must buy a $10 Powerball with PowerPlay ticket to be eligible.