After beating the Texas Rangers in the 2011 World Series, the St. Louis Cardinals will be celebrating their victory with a parade through St. Louis today. If you're a Cardinals fan (or even if you just like watching a good parade), this is how the celebrations will happen.
The parade today will take place at 4 pm CT. It will begin at 18th St. and Market in downtown St. Louis, and will travel down Market Street to 7th St. South to Stan Musial Drive and finish inside Busch Stadium.
Budweiser Clydesdales will lead the parade, followed by team members in Ford trucks, and marching bands from various high schools. The celebrations then continues inside Busch Stadium.
Inside Busch Stadium
Once the parade makes it inside the stadium at approximately 5 pm CT the celebration will continue. Tickets were sold for the event for $5 each but were sold out on Saturday. If you're willing to pay a lot more, however, you may find some online.
Food and drink will be available inside the stadium, and all proceeds go to Cardinals Care, the team's charity.
Gates opened for the event at 2 pm CT, but MetroLink advises all participants to avoid the Busch Stadium MetroLink and to instead go to a downtown MetroLink because there will be a huge rush to the stadium. Also, there will be extra MetroLink route and MetroBuses will be running.
Once the celebration begins you can expect to hear from World Series MVP David Freese, Game 3 savior Albert Pujols, ace Chris Carpenter, manager Tony La Russa and many more.
The entire event will be capped off with a firework show, although there is no approximate start time because it is unknown how long the celebration inside the stadium will last.
How to Watch
The entire celebration will be televised live by KSDK, KTVI, KPLR and Fox Sports Midwest. It can also be seen online at FOXSportsMidwest.com.
This World Series was one of the best in history, and if the celebration reflects that at all it will be worth watching.