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PORTLAND Throngs of Rose City Seahawks fans gathered to celebrate the Seattle football team s Super Bowl win by checking out the iconic Lombardi Trophy in Portland Thursday afternoon.

The trophy was on display at the Oregon Historical Society Pavilion on Southwest Park Avenue from 2 6 p.m.

Admission to the museum was free all day, and a huge crowd of fans wearing Seahawks gear squeezed into the lobby to view the towering trophy, awarded annually to the NFL championship team.

The NFL championship trophy was first awarded in 1967 to the Green Bay Packers, and was renamed in 1970 in honor of the legendary Packers coach Vince Lombardi, said OHS spokeswoman Rachel Randles.

Visitors were able to take pictures with the trophy, made by Tiffany & Company, hear the Blue Thunder drumline perform, and meet the Sea Gals, the Seahawks cheerleaders.

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