(PITTSBURGH) June 13, 2009 - Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato today announced plans to honor the Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins with a ‘City of Champions’ victory parade through downtown Pittsburgh Monday, June 15, starting at 12:00 noon at the intersection of Grant Street and Seventh Avenue.
"No words can describe the history-making comeback achieved by our team,” Ravenstahl said. “No one believed that this could be done, that we could win on the road and defy history, and that the League’s youngest captain could make it happen,” Ravenstahl said. “On Monday, let’s show the world how the ‘City of Champions’ welcomes home their Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins.”
"Monday’s parade will be a great opportunity for this region to honor and celebrate this amazing Penguins team for bringing the Stanley Cup back home,” Onorato said.
The parade will commence at 12:00 noon and take the same route as last February’s Super Bowl parade. Proceeding through Grant Street, the parade will loop to the Boulevard of the Allies and end at Stanwix Street where a stage celebration will be held. A media reviewing stand will be set up near the stage.
Barricades will be set up throughout the parade route to ensure the safety of fans and players. The City encourages all fans to take public transportation. If driving is necessary, fans are encouraged to park on the periphery of downtown.
Road closures and any additional parade information will be sent to the media Sunday. Parking and set-up for media trucks and reporters will be the same as the Super Bowl parade. Additional information on protocol will be sent tomorrow, including media set-up time.