The Chicago Blackhawks parade for 2010 will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 11.
According to a release from the city's Office of Emergency Management and Communication, the celebratory ticker-tape parade and rally for the Stanley Cup champions will start at the intersection of Wacker Drive and Washington Street. The parade will then proceed east on Washington St. to Michigan Ave., before heading north on Michigan to East Wacker Drive.
The rally will take place between 11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at Wacker and Michigan. The city said the rally should wrap up between noon and 1 p.m.
The Blackhawks team and front office personnel will ride double-decker buses for the parade, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Road closures around the parade route will begin shortly before 10:30 a.m.
"Stay hydrated, wear sunscreen, stay out of the sun," Megan McDonald, executive director for the Mayor's Office of Special Events, said Thursday. "If you're bringing small children down there, just keep in mind we want people to be safe."
It'll be a very busy weekend for Chicago fans as the Crosstown Classic opens Friday at Wrigley Field. The White Sox and Cubs will start their three-game series Friday with a 1:20 p.m. local start time, so you can imagine many fans will rejoice in the parade before taking in some baseball.
Thousands of fans partied on the streets of Chicago after the 4-3 overtime victory on Wednesday night, with no early complaints of rowdiness reported by Chicago police.
Uncontrolled emotion, utter disbelief, wild jubilation -- all common themes for Blackhawks fans after the team ended a 49-year drought. Perhaps the most amusing quote of the night came from Charles Horn, a longtime season-ticker holder who watched Chicago lose a heartbreaking Game 7 in the 1971 Finals.
"It's like the equivalent of a girlfriend who broke up with me long ago wanting to date me again," Horn told the Chicago Tribune. "That game in '71 has been like a cloud over my head."