What to Know
- The city of Boston will hold a World Championship parade for the Red Sox on Wednesday at 11 a.m., starting at Fenway Park.
- Numerous traffic and parking restrictions will be in place, and city officials are urging people to use public transportation.
- Officials said they will be on the lookout for public drinking, which is prohibited.
The Red Sox World Series championship parade will be held on Wednesday, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced Monday.
"This is an all-time great team that we had," Walsh said Monday. "Congratulations to the entire team for your resilience and positivity and the way you carried yourself on the field and off the field."
The Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 5 at Dodgers Stadium Sunday night, winning their fourth World Series title in 15 years.
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Walsh said Wednesday's duck boat parade will begin at 11 a.m. on Boylston Street by Fenway Park, continuing down Boylston to the Boston Common, where it will take a left onto Tremont Street. It will continue up Tremont to Cambridge and end at Staniford Street.
There will not be any rally at City Hall Plaza after the parade, the mayor said.
"I'm excited as mayor to host my first Red Sox parade," Walsh said. "I was getting used to the Patriots parades and now we have a Red Sox parade, so I'm happy about that. We have some great experiences here in our city, but we're not taking anything for granted. We hope to see a big crowd out there."
Walsh urged people not to try to drive to the parade, saying they should take public transportation instead. He said extra MBTA service will be added for the day to accommodate parade attendees.
There will be traffic and parking restrictions beginning at 12 a.m. Tuesday, the mayor said. Details can be found at boston.gov/redsoxparade.
"As far as safety goes, we're encouraging people - don't do anything on the streets of Boston on Wednesday morning that you wouldn't do in front of your house," Walsh added. "Be respectful of the city."
The mayor said Boston police and their partners will be out in numbers, as they were on Sunday night as Sox fans filled the streets.
"We are a city of champions, so let's celebrate like champions," he said.
Boston Police Commissioner William Gross echoed the mayor's sentiments, saying "We've been here before, let's act like it."
He said public drinking will not be tolerated, and people should not bring weapons.
"We fully expect to have a great parade," Gross said.
Since the parade is being held on Halloween, he said there probably will be some people who attend in costume.
"If you're in costume, we ask you to act respectfully," he said. "And please, no costumes with replica firearms. That will not be tolerated."
Boston's fans are excited for a Halloween treat.
"I missed two Patriots parades and a Bruins parade," said Emily Sievert, who won't miss this celebration of the Red Sox.
"Me and my friends are going to miss class and go to the parade," said college student Hailey McCloskey. "It should be a lot of fun."
Wednesday's parade will be the city's 11th time hosting a championship parade since 2002.