The Cubs' World Series victory parade is set for Friday, and here are the details

Wednesday night, the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years.

Friday, the Cubs will celebrate with the rest of Chicago as they partake in a victory parade that'll stretch from Wrigley Field to Grant Park, where a rally will be held, per mayor Rahm Emanuel's edict:


Previously, there had been concerns about whether the parade would be held until Monday due to the exhausted police force. Yet preparatory work was already underway Thursday morning, including metal rails being installed. Here are some more details, courtesy of the Sun Times:

The parade will begin at 11 a.m. (local time), with team buses leaving Wrigley Field at 10 a.m.

The official procession will travel along Michigan Avenue between Oak and Ohio and then along Columbus between Monroe and Balbo. Fans who want to catch the downtown parade are encouraged to see them along this route.

The Sun Times also noted that there will be a "zero tolerance" policy on drinking on public sidewalks and streets. We'll see how well that one plays.

Anyway, it's worth noting that Grant Park is the same place where the Chicago Blackhawks, of the National Hockey League, held their trio of championship rallies. The Cubs can only hope they'll get to know the route as well as (or better than) the Blackhawks.

CBS Chicago will be streaming the parade live. You can view that here.

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R.J. Anderson joined CBS Sports in 2016. He previously wrote for Baseball Prospectus, where he contributed to five of the New York Times bestselling annuals. His work has also appeared in Newsweek and... Full Bio

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