Fans will have a chance to celebrate the Pittsburgh Penguins' 2017 Stanley Cup championship at the Penguins Parade presented by PNC Wealth Management, scheduled for Wednesday at 11 a.m. in downtown Pittsburgh.
As previously announced by the City of Pittsburgh, the parade will follow a similar route as previous championship parades that took place in 2009 and 2016 - with the exception that it will now end at Point State Park.
The route will begin on Grant Street at Liberty Avenue, travel along Grant Street to the Boulevard of the Allies, turn right onto the Boulevard of the Allies, turn right onto Commonwealth Place and end at the intersection of Penn Avenue and Commonwealth Place, at the entrance to Point State Park. A stage has been set up on the lawn (city side) of Point State Park, where Penguins players, coaches, broadcasters and other team officials will make celebratory remarks.
Penguins players and hockey operations staffers will ride in vehicles provided by RAM Trucks, the official truck of the Penguins.
Once at Point State Park, Penguins players and coaches will take part in the Championship Celebration presented by KeyBank.
To help fans enjoy the day, KeyBank is providing free parking at the following lots starting at 9 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis:
- 15th Avenue and Smallman Lot, at 1501 Smallman St.
- Green 22 Lot, at the intersection of Allegheny and Ridge
- Gold Garage, next to Heinz Field
KeyBank also will be distributing water and premium items at the main stage and via mobile "pedicabs" riding along the route.
In addition, KeyBank will activate a mobile photo share experience where roaming photographers will walk the parade route to take photos of celebrating fans. The photos will be emailed to each fan, who can then follow a link to a branded retrieval page to download it or share it socially.