A Giants Super Bowl 2012 rally at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey is planned for Tuesday afternoon, N.J. Gov. Chris Christie announced Monday.
The event is the culmination of the New York Giants' championship season, and will offer an opportunity for Big Blue's New Jersey fans to see their heroes in person, and to cheer along with their fellow fans as the team rings in its big win.
NJ rally 4 the Giants tomorrow @ 3pm at their home-MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. All Giants fans in NJ should be there of [sic] you can, he Tweeted.
The Giants Super Bowl 2012 rally at MetLife Stadium will come on the heels of the Giants' victory parade in New York City. As with previous New York ticker-tape parades, the route begins at Battery Place and Washington Street in Lower Manhattan's Financial District, then make its way along the Canyon of Heroes to City Hall Plaza, where Mayor Michael Bloomberg will present the New York Giants with the keys to the city.
Big Blue gave us a game to remember, and on Tuesday we're going to give them a parade to remember, Bloomberg said in a statement.
The Canyon of Heroes has been the site of numerous parades since the 1940s. Though most of the fetes were in the honor of sports teams, the Canyon of Heroes also hosted a major event on Aug. 14 and Aug. 15, 1945, marking the end of World War II on V-J Day. That day, the parade route was covered with 5,438 tons of paper and confetti, according to New York City Sanitation Department estimates. However, during the Tuesday parade an estimated 50 tons of confetti will litter the streets.
The Giants beat the New England Patriots during Sunday's Super Bowl by a score of 21-14. The Giants previously beat the Patriots in the 2008 Super Bowl.