Sunday, June 14, 2009

Pittsburgh-City of Champions Plans Penguins' Victory Parade for Monday, June 15

Hello World Family, and all Pittsburgh Penguins fans,
Here is the latest on celebration news! Heartfelt thanks to our Pens for a fantastic season and one of the greatest sports stories of all time. Every member of this team and coaching staff should be proud! The Stanley Cup is in the City of Champions! We will celebrate with you tomorrow! Details are below!

See you there!
Falcon and Dove

PITTSBURGH -- County Executive Dan Onorato and Mayor Luke Ravenstahl declared Pittsburgh the "City of Champions" on Saturday, following the Penguins' Stanley Cup win on Friday night.

They also announced that a parade to honor the Penguins will be held on Monday, June 15 at noon.

The parade will start 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. 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. Check the news outlets for the latest:

Thank you, Pens for a job well done!

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