Hundreds of thousands of Kansas City fans will celebrate the city's first World Series championship in 30 years Tuesday with a Royals parade and victory rally. The parade will start at noon CT next and will be live streamed for fans who can' t make it in person.
royals parade in 1985, can't wait to see what it looks like tomorrow ⚾️ pic.twitter.com/0mOjARdTwt
— d (@DarrianDean) November 3, 2015
The event will be held at the Sprint Center and cover 2.3 miles before finishing at Union Station. The rally will begin at approximately 2 p.m. CT. The celebration will air locally on Fox 4 and Fox Sports Kansas City and fans can stream it live at MLB.com.
Team officials said they were confident about a win before the game ended Sunday against the New York Mets. Royals general manager, Dayton Moore, announced as the ninth inning was about to begin Sunday night: "Get ready. We're about to find a way to win the World Series."
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A 1985 World Series victory celebration drew an estimated 250,000 fans. Last week, Kansas City Mayor Sly James reassured city residents that they could take on New York City.
"I love New York. The lights, the energy, the history, the allure – New York City is an icon. But that doesn’t mean that Kansas City is second class and that we don’t belong in New York’s company. Remember last year when I said our World Series berth meant that we had pulled our chair up to the table of great cities and that we would work hard to stay here? Both our baseball team and our city has kept that promise," he wrote in an open letter to the city. "Our Boys in Blue are as humble, hard-working, and committed to winning as ever."
The parade is being held Tuesday and not during the weekend when more residents might be able to attend because Major League Baseball rules require it to be held within 48 hours of the final game, James said. Public consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited during the event.