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Red Sox Fans Love a Parade

Tomorrow’s Rolling Rally to kick off at Fenway Park

The victory came Wednesday night, but the victory parade for the Red Sox’ World Series win is tomorrow. The traditional Rolling Rally starts at 10 a.m. and flows from Fenway Park to the Charles River. The joyful march, organized by the office of Mayor Thomas Menino (Hon.’01), celebrates the Sox’ 6-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in six games, a feat that clinched the team’s first at-home series title win since 1918.

Approximately two dozen DUKW (colloquially known as Duck) amphibious truck/boats will carry the team, family members, and Red Sox officials through the streets of Boston, beginning at the intersection of Boylston and Ipswich Streets, turning left onto Tremont Street and another left onto Cambridge Street, and then a right onto Blossom Street. The Ducks will weave their way to the Museum of Science and take a victory lap around the Charles River before emerging from the river again at the museum. View a map of the parade route here.

Temporary parking restrictions will be in effect beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday at several locations along the parade route. Fans are urged to use public transportation, as road closures will also be in effect during much of the day. The parade route will be closed to vehicular traffic starting at 9 a.m. Saturday and will remain closed until approximately 1 p.m. The MBTA is expected to make extra subway and commuter rail service available.

The Boston Police Department will have extra officers on hand throughout the day. Anyone with backpacks along the parade route will be subject to random search. No underage and/or public drinking will be allowed.

“This is a great opportunity for students to celebrate the Red Sox’ victory,” says Robert Molloy, captain of the Boston University Police Department. “We ask that student be mindful of the fact that there will be large crowds and that pedestrian and motor vehicle access will be restricted, especially along Boylston Street.”

Find more information about the Red Sox Rolling Rally here or contact the Mayor’s 24-hour Hotline at 617-635-4500.

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