A huge turnout is expected in downtown Pittsburgh for the 2016 Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins victory parade.
A parade after the team’s last Stanley Cup championship in 2009 drew nearly 400,000 people.
The parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, seven years ago to the day that the last one was held.
Players and coaches are expected to be driven along a triangular route to a temporary stage, where other dignitaries will join them for remarks and festivities.
The team was founded as an expansion franchise in 1967, and also won the Stanley Cup in 1991 and 1992.
The Penguins clinched the championship with a 3-1 victory Sunday night against the San Jose Sharks, winning the best-of-seven series 4-2.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
Main Street says
Congratulations to the Penguins. Coach Sullivan of Massachusetts did a great job!
This is just the kind of event I plan to steer clear of… Not a big sports fan anyway and, though I don’t mind gatherings of people, I’m not into being around so many that crimes are pulled off without notice at all…. Because of the state of our world, however, things like this should not be advertised at all!… I know we must not live in fear or let fear dictate what we do or don’t do, but aren’t we just begging for more terror attacks?… Maybe not at this particular event, but I can see things turning around somewhere else because a lot of our resources for security will be diverted to this event, making just about anywhere else much more vulnerable… It us just plain old stupid to not err on the side of caution and NOT point such things out!… SMH.
We have to stay away from all target places. It is for sure that as long as Obama is still in office here, that terrorists will attack our citizens freely.