Soccer fans celebrating the U.S. Women’s National Team’s victory over the Netherlands in the Women’s World Cup will have another way to cheer on Megan Rapinoe & Co. this week. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Sunday that the city will host a ticker-tape parade in the USWNT’s honor on Wednesday, July 10.
The festivities will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the parade up Broadway—aka the Canyon of Heroes—from the Battery to City Hall Park, and will end with a ceremony at City Hall at 10:30 a.m., where the members of the USWNT will be presented with the keys to the city. Tickets to the City Hall ceremony were made available on a first-come, first-serve basis on Monday, but quickly sold out. (If you didn’t snag one, you can still watch the parade and ceremony live—here’s where they’ll be livestreamed.)
Although that stretch of Broadway has hosted many a parade in the past century to honor Olympic winners, World Series champions, and dignitaries both foreign and domestic, the last one happened in 2015—coincidentally, to celebrate USWNT’s 2015 Women’s World Cup win over Japan.
We know where we'll be TOMORROW at 9:30AM- celebrating the fierce, inspiring and courageous women on the @USWNT!! The Ticker Tape Parade starts at Battery Park and heads up Broadway to City Hall. See you there! #OneNationOneTeam pic.twitter.com/1eoBiI1um6— NYC Mayor's Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) July 9, 2019
While street closures have not yet been announced, the de Blasio administration released the following details about the parade:
NYPD will begin street closings on Broadway (and the surrounding area) at approximately 6:00 a.m., before the start of the parade.
”No Parking” will be in effect beginning at 12:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 10th, 2019. Any cars remaining will be towed and relocated. If your car is towed, please call 311 for more information.
The Brooklyn Bridge (Manhattan Bound) Centre Street exit will be closed for the duration of the parade. The Park Row entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge will also be closed during this time. Anyone looking for access to the Brooklyn Bridge should use the Frankfort Street/Pearl Street entrance.
Deliveries will be restricted for all businesses and residences in the area beginning Tuesday, July 9th at 10:00 p.m. and will not resume until Wednesday, July 10th at 5:00 p.m.
As for transit, the best way to get to the parade will be to take the subway: Plenty of stops line the route, including the 4/5 to Bowling Green, the R to Whitehall Street, and all of the lines that stop at the Fulton Center. But arrive early—it’s going to get packed quickly.