As the Giant's emerge as the victors of Super Bowl 2012, plans for their parade have been finalized. The New York Giants ticker-tape victory parade will be held through the Canyon of Heroes on Tuesday, Feb. 7.
The Canyon of Heroes, located in Manhattan's Financial District, has been designated the location of victory parade routes in the city. As with previous ticker-tape parades through the Canyon of Heroes, the route will begin in the Battery Park area near Bowling Green. The Super Bowl 2012 Victory Parade will kick off at Battery Place and Washington Street beginning at 11:00 a.m., as the New York Giants make their way to City Hall Plaza. Mayor Michael Bloomberg will then present the New York Giants with 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, said Mayor Bloomberg in a statement.
The city will also be conducting a public giveaway for 250 winners to the ceremony in City Hall Plaza. Residents can enter the contest on www.nyc.gov, calling 311 or sending a text message to 311692. People can also access the giveaway form on the Mayor Bloomberg's official Twitter page.
The Canyon of Heroes has had many parades pass through since the 1940s. While typically, hosting sports championship parades, 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 sanitation estimates. However, during championship parades, it is estimated that some 50 tons of confetti litter the streets.
The most recent parade through the Canyon of Heroes was on Nov. 6, 2009, for the New York Yankees who won their 27th World Series title.