All the Details on the San Francisco Giants' World Series Victory Parade
October 31, 2012 at 9:56 AM
While things on the east coast are hardly going well it pretty much is the opposite over on the west coast, as the San Francisco Giants became World Series champions earlier in the week. They easily took care of the Detroit Tigers in four games, and now it’s time to celebrate with the hometown crowd. If you’re already in the office it might be time to start faking a cough, because the victory parade is going down today.
With black and orange colors on their hats and uniforms it’s only fitting to hold the party on Halloween, and we’re sure that the fans will be fully prepared to get into the victory—and holiday—spirit. This is the second time in just three years that San Francisco residents will be saluting their hometown team with a ticker tape parade, but things are taking a slightly different route for 2012.
The parade route will be shut down beginning at around 9:30am local time, so it’s probably a good idea to start staking out your spot in advance. Things will step off right around 11am from Market and Steuart streets, and then will travel west towards Market Street. After that the players and floats will bang a right into onto McAllister Street, and everything will then make its way west over to City Hall. Following the parade there will be one final victory shindig over at Civic Center Plaza.
Organizers can’t recommend enough the need to utilize public transportation, as we’re sure that driving around and parking is going to be a mess. If you don’t want to brave the crowds—or have a cranky boss—you can always check out a live stream thanks to the local news.
[Photo of the scene last time: NicoleAbalde]