Boston gears up for Red Sox World Series victory parade

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Boston gears up for Red Sox World Series victory parade

BOSTON (WPRI) — After the Boston Red Sox returned to Fenway Park Monday night following their World Series win, the city is now preparing for a huge celebration.

Backed by strong pitching and a quartet of home runs, the Red Sox defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 Sunday night to bring home their fourth title in the past 14 years.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said the city is hosting a duck boat parade Wednesday at 11 a.m. This is the 11th parade since 2002 for Boston professional sports teams.

PARADE ROUTE

The rolling rally will start at Fenway Park. Here’s the route laid out by the city.

  1. Starts on Landsdown Street
  2. Take Right onto Ipswich Street
  3. Left onto Boylston
  4. Left onto Tremont Street, continuing onto Cambridge Street
  5. Right onto Staniford Street, where the parade will end

There will be parking restrictions in the city starting at 12 a.m. Tuesday and last into Wednesday. The city said parking bans will be in effect in the following locations Tuesday and Wednesday:

  • LANSDOWNE STREET
    • Both sides, from Brookline Avenue to Ipswich Street
  • VAN NESS STREET
    • Both sides, from Ipswich Street to Kilmarnock Street
  • JERSEY STREET
    • Both sides, from Boylston Street to Brookline Avenue
  • IPSWICH STREET
    • Both sides, from Charlesgate East heading towards Fenway Park to Boylston Street (near CVS)

There will also be more parking bans in effect Wednesday. Check the city’s website for a full list.

The mayor asked people to be on their best behavior.

“Don’t do anything Wednesday you wouldn’t do in front of your own house. Be respectful,” Walsh said.

Walsh said more in-depth information will be posted about the parade on the city’s website.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Mayor Walsh urged fans not to drive into the city for the parade and instead opt for public transportation. He said the MBTA would be adding extra service to accommodate the crowds.

The MBTA said it is adding extra service for Red Sox fans. The commuter rail will have additional coach cars on many of its lines and extra employees at major stations who can help fans buy tickets, as well as provide directions and schedule information.

  • Passengers are asked to leave backpacks, coolers, strollers and other large items at home.
  • For MBTA parking lot locations and rates, check out the MBTA’s parking website.

ETIQUETTE

The MBTA is asking those attending the parade to follow specific guidelines to ensure traveling to the parade is a safe and comfortable experience for everyone.

  • Leave dogs, bikes, and large items like bags, coolers, and strollers at home. 
  • Do not wear bulky costumes or carry props like baseball bats or mock weapons.
  • If you are wearing a backpack, remove it and hold it at your side or set it between your feet.
  • Let passengers off the train before you board.
  • Alcohol consumption is not allowed on trains or at any stations.

Anyone looking for additional information on transit safety can visit the MBTA’s website

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