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6th Lombardi Trophy in hand, Patriots arrive back home

Fans waiting for Patriots to return home to Gillette

FOXBORO, Mass. (WPRI) — For the sixth time in the past 18 years, the New England Patriots have returned home as champions.

After all but silencing the high-powered Los Angeles Rams on football’s biggest stage, the team traveled back from Atlanta on Monday as they revel in their hard-fought victory.

The Patriots landed just after 2 p.m. at T.F. Green then boarded buses back to Gillette Stadium, where a crowd of fans was there to greet them.

Notably absent on Monday were Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman and QB Tom Brady, who instead took a trip to Disney World.

In the meantime, the city of Boston is getting ready to hold another victory parade just three months after celebrating the Red Sox’ World Series win, also over a Los Angeles club.

Streets will start getting shut down at 9 a.m. Tuesday and the duckboats full of players, coaches, staff and their families are scheduled to get rolling at 11 a.m. outside of Hynes Convention Center. 

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Boston officials are urging attendees to take public transportation into the city because parking will not be easy to find.

The MBTA said it’s adding extra train cars to accomodate the flood of passengers Tuesday morning. The agency also advised buying tickets in advance and noted that bicycles and coolers are not allowed on the trains.

The weather is expected to be pleasant for the parade, with mostly sunny skies and temperatures feeling a lot more spring-like.

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