There might not be another celebration quite like what we are expecting out of the Chicago Cubs and their fans after 108 years of waiting.
The Cubs won their first World Series title since 1908 Wednesday night. Two days later, they will take part in a parade that will likely only be a continuation of a full week of parties.
Longtime fan Bill Murray is certainly looking forward to it, per MLB Network:
Whether you are preparing to join the fun or just watch along at home, here is what you need to know about the upcoming event.
Cubs World Series Parade
Date: Friday, Nov. 4
Time: 12 p.m. ET
TV: MLB Network
The celebration is certain to be a big one, with just about anyone within a few hours drive likely to take the day off and join the fun.
"We're going to have a parade in Chicago that will stand the test of time," mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday, per John Byrne of the Chicago Tribune. "It will be a parade that 108 years have waited for. It will be a parade and a celebration that all of Chicago for 108 years in their mind's eye, have been envisioning. We're going to make it a reality in the city of Chicago."
This is a lot to live up to, but the attendance alone is certain to make this event a memorable one.
As Carrie Muskat of MLB.com noted, the Chicago Blackhawks drew about 2 million people for their parade for their third title in five years. It's easy to imagine a lot more will care about the Cubs in a city of this size, even considering the fact those on the South Side already celebrated the Chicago White Sox title 11 years ago.
The attention for this series is also much more than anything we have seen in years. Austin Karp of Sports Business Daily reported over 40 million people watched Game 7 between the Cubs and Cleveland Indians, the most for a baseball game in 25 years.
Everyone from the diehards who were suffering for decades to the casual fans who just started watching this week will be able to enjoy this event, which will likely flood the streets throughout the city.
According to WGN, fans will be encouraged to watch from one of three locations, at Addison from Sheffield to Pine Grove, North Michigan Avenue from Oak St. to Ohio St., and Columbus Dr. from Monroe St. to Balbo Ave.
The parade itself will travel from Wrigley Field down Michigan Ave. and then Columbus Dr. toward Lower Hutchinson Field in Grant Park, where the official rally will take place around noon local time.
There could be north of 3 million people crowding the streets, so either be prepared for some all-day craziness or watch from the comfort of your own home.
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