Broncos Parade 2016: Start Time, Live Stream Schedule for Victory Celebration

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Broncos Parade 2016: Start Time, Live Stream Schedule for Victory Celebration
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The Denver Broncos take to the streets of Denver with the Lombardi Trophy in hand Tuesday.

Peyton Manning, Super Bowl MVP Von Miller and legends such as John Elway will celebrate the team's win in the 50th Super Bowl, a 24-10 dismissal of the high-flying Carolina Panthers led by league MVP Cam Newton.

A hero's welcome awaits the franchise after the epic journey resulted in the ultimate triumph. Now the team has one more path to follow on the season, one through the heart of Denver that will be lined with fans and hit on all the major landmarks before a rally featuring some of the biggest names in the city.

Here's a look at everything to know about the celebration.

 

Parade Details

When: Tuesday, February 9 at 2 p.m. ET

Where: Denver, Colorado

Television: NFL Network, 9News

Live Stream: 9News.com

 

The celebration begins in Civic Center Park, featuring live performances from local bands Big Head Todd and The Monsters, 3OH!3 and Funkiphino.

Again, that's just the start.

Fox31 Denver's Deborah Takahara shared a look at the route:

Not to be outdone, 9News' Victoria Sanchez went ahead and gave folks a look at the actual route itself from her ride:

It seems like a pretty straightforward path, but that doesn't mean it will be anything close to ordinary.

How could it be? This wasn't an ordinary season for the champions, who at one point had to endure the benching of Manning while he healed from injuries, only to get him back late in the season before making the magical push.

The epic scale of the feat has grown alongside the city of Denver. As CBS Denver noted while speaking with Mayor Michael Hancock and analyzing numbers, this parade could draw north of 1 million people:

'We don’t have a hard number' for this year’s celebration, said Mike Stott, a spokesman for Mayor Michael Hancock. 'We’re probably expecting hundreds of thousands.'

In 1998, when the Broncos brought home the first Super Bowl trophy in franchise history, the crowd was estimated at 650,000. Denver has grown since then, so this time planners expect more than a million people to attend.

Folks lined up as early as 6:30 in the morning local time Tuesday, beginning an onslaught of an expected 1 million faithful. CBS Denver was live on the scene:

Among those of notable stature who might make an appearance? Try Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler, who has a close friendship with Denver wideout Demaryius Thomas. He told Yahoo Sports' Marc J. Spears before the game that he intended on being there if the Broncos won.

“I will be there. … They’re going to let me ride in it and I am going to be standing right next to him like I’m on the team. I want my helmet!” Butler told Yahoo Sports. “Yeah, if they win it and I can make it, I will make it. Those are my guys.”

Not that any of this should come as a surprise. As Carlos Illescas of the Denver Post chronicled, fans lined up just to see if they could get a glimpse at the trophy and players when the team landed back in Denver. "The crowd started gathering nearly five hours before the team was even scheduled to arrive after its Super Bowl victory, many not even knowing whether they would get to see any of the National Football League champions."

As 9News' Marty Coniglio illustrated, weather won't be getting in the way of the festivities:

Like the team's late-season push behind Miller's defense and a rejuvenated Manning, everything seems to be coming together for an epic occasion for the franchise and its fans.

With Elway, Manning and all the heroes of the season in attendance, the city of Denver looks set to put on the latest and greatest example of what a Super Bowl parade should look like.

Especially for Manning, whose future remains unknown, there is no better way to put an end not only to Super Bowl week but the season. Fans of any team won't want to miss the action in Denver on Tuesday.

 

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