Fans are rejoicing after the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series game since 1908 and are looking forward to celebrating the victory. While loyal fans who live nearby are preparing to make their way to the celebration in Chicago Friday, others who are not able to attend the festivities can catch a live stream of the parade.
The long awaited Cubs’ 2016 World Series Parade is set to kick off at 12 p.m. EST. The parade is expected to start at Wrigley Field and last about two hours ending at a Grant Park in Chicago, according to Bleacher Report. Fans can watch the live stream of the Cubs parade at MLB.com or at CBS Chicago. Local news stations like CBS and NBC will also be providing live coverage of the parade.
For those who are in Chicago looking to get an up-close look at the celebration, city officials have suggested fans view the parade in three locations. Officials are giving attendees the option of watching the parade from Columbus Drive between Monroe Street and Balbo Avenue, Addison Street From Sheffield to Pine Grove or at North Michigan Avenue from Oak Street to Ohio Street.
Fans should expect to go through security checks when entering locations like Michigan and Congress Parkway as well as Michigan Avenue and Jackson Boulevard.
This championship marks the Cubs’ first World Series win in 108 years. Initially down 3-1 during the series against the Indians, the team had a phenomenal Game 7, winning 8-7 in a 10 inning game.
Many had doubts that the team would walk away victorious following the Curse of the Billy Goat. It is believed that a man named William Sianis who was a local tavern owner attempted to enter the 1945 World Series game with his goat Murphy but was either turned away or kicked out due to the animal’s stench. As a result, the man put a hex on the Cubs and the team has not made it to the World Series until their most recent victory.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was proud of the team’s win. “2016 is the year for the Cubs and the generations of fans who have been waiting to the fly the World Series W. Go, Cubs, go,” he told reporters this week.