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Cubs’ World Series Victory Parade Will Happen Friday

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Here are some details -- not many, but at least the outline.

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Now that the Chicago Cubs have won the World Seriesyes, yes, yes, it really did happen! — the business of celebrating the victory begins.

Here are the first details of Chicago’s celebratory parade:

I’ll add more details to this article as they become available. Grant Park was where the Chicago Bulls celebrated most of their six championships in the 1990s. Here’s hoping the Cubs parade is one of many, as well.

There have been several memorable championship parades in Chicago in recent years. Credit where it’s due: The White Sox drew an estimated 1.75 million people for their World Series parade 11 years ago, and the Blackhawks similar numbers for their three Stanley Cup celebrations in 2010, 2013 and 2015.

When the Boston Red Sox broke their drought in 2004, an estimated 3.2 million people lined the parade route.

Given the size of the Cubs fanbase and the length of this drought, that number could be eclipsed tomorrow, especially with a nice weather forecast (sunny, upper 50s).

I will, of course, post a “game thread” for the parade here tomorrow as well.

A few more details via this DNAInfo article:

The route will begin at Wrigley Field and end in Grant Park, with a stretch of it traveling down Lake Shore Drive, subject to change, officials said.

The parade is expected to reach Grant Park for the rally by lunch time.