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Where and When to Parade Around with the Stanley Cup-Winning Blackhawks

June 10, 2010 at 11:34 AM | by | Comments (2)

When the Blackhawks clinched the Stanley Cup last night with an intense 4-3 overtime win against the Flyers, Chicagoans—hockey fans or not—went wild all over the city. But it will be nothing compared to June 11, when the city will host a downtown ticker-tape parade for the Hawks.

Since it's been almost 50 years since the Hawks last took home the Stanley Cup, the city wants to party it up parade-style. More than 350,000 are estimated to turn out for the festivities.

The parade will start at 10:30 a.m. with players and some staff riding a double-decker bus through downtown. It will start at Wacker Drive and Washington, head east on Washington Street to Michigan Avenue, and from Michigan it will travel to Wacker. The parading will end around 11:30 a.m. at Michigan and Wacker, where a stage will be set up for a championship rally.

As if that weren't going to be crazy enough, this sports town will host the Crosstown Classic later that afternoon. The Cubs and White Sox will kick off a three-game series in Wrigely Field.

If you want to take part in the day of sports fun and get a chance to cheer at Patrick Kane and company, make sure you take public transportation and to watch out for drunken sports fans.

Related Stories:
· Chicago to celebrate Blackhawks' win Friday [Chicago Sun-Times]
· With Only Four More Days Until the World Cup, Teams Arrive in Style [Jaunted]

[Photo: Tom Cruze/Sun-Times]

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Crosstown Classic

Only 3-game series; Chicago couldn't handle 6 games with these 2 bad teams. Go Yankees!

Crosstown Classic

Thanks for the clarification. Win or lose, teams in Chicago do get a lot of love from their fans. As do the Yanks.

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