Boston to host victory parade for Red Sox World Series win

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Sox parade Wednesday

The Boston Red Sox celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Red Sox won 5-1 to win the series 4 game to 1. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

BOSTON (WPRI) — The City of Boston will host a duck boat parade Wednesday, October 31, at 11 a.m. to celebrate the Red Sox’ World Series victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. 

The Sox capped off an amazing season by finishing off the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday night by a score of 5 to 1.

Boston’s mayor, chief of police and other officials outline plans Monday morning for Wednesday’s victory parade.

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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 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 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.

Eyewitness News will continue to update this story as more specifics about the parade are released throughout the day.

Count on Eyewitness News to bring you live coverage of Wednesday’s parade on WPRI 12 and WPRI.com.

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