(Updated) Red Sox World Series victory parade to roll down Boylston Street Saturday

boston red sox world series game 6 fenway fans celebration
A man holds his Red Sox sign in front of the Prudential Tower that was lit up for the World Series game.
Credit: Jeremiah Robinson/Metro

It’ll be a rolling rally redux on Saturday. 

The city announced on Thursday that the Red Sox World Series victory parade will take place Saturday at 10 a.m.

City leaders said about two dozen Boston Duck Tours boats carrying Red Sox players and others will leave Fenway Park at 10 a.m., head down Boylston Street and then into the Charles River.

The parade will begin near Boylston and Ipswich streets right outside of Fenway Park. The rally will continue along Boylston Street and follow that roadway past the Boston Marathon finish line and the Boston Common. It will take a left onto Tremont Street, take a slight left onto Cambridge Street near City Hall and then it will take a right onto Blossom Street. From there, the rally should enter the Charles River for a splash down into that dirty water.

“The ducks are ready. The fans are ready. Let’s celebrate on Saturday starting at 10am,” Mayor Thomas Menino tweeted Thursday.

Boston police will have extra officers on hand during the parade and backpacks will be subject to random searches along the parade route, the city said. Also, the city said that underage and public drinking will not be tolerated.

Parking bans at various locations along and near the parade route will be in place starting just after midnight on Saturday. The streets included in the parade route will be closed to traffic starting at 9 a.m. and will not reopen until after the rally at about 1 p.m.

The Red Sox won the World Series on Wednesday night, beating the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6. It was the first time the team won the World Series at Fenway Park since 1918.

It is the team’s third World Series title — and rolling rally — since 2004. Some estimates have put the crowds at 1 million for previous rolling rallies.

Follow Michael Naughton on Twitter @metrobosmike.


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
International

South Korea ferry disaster: captain's actions 'tantamount to…

The captain and some crew members of the sunken South Korean passenger ferry Sewol have been accused of 'murderous acts' by their own president, after…

News

Easter Egg hunt horror as skydiver plummets to…

A FAMILY Easter egg hunt ended in horror when a skydiver plummeted to his death in a New York garden after his parachute failed to…

News

Boston Marathon 2014 on high alert, Red Sox…

One year on from the horrific Boston Marathon bombings a ring of steel has been thrown around today's race, and a city stands defiant against…

News

Boston Strong: One year on from Boston Marathon…

  For more than a century the Boston Marathon has been an even centred around sportsmanship, endurance and athleticism, but there's no denying the face…

Television

‘Mad Men’ recap: Season 7, Episode 2, ‘A…

Peggy and Lou are horrible, Bert's racist, Don is honest(ish) and Roger and Pete are frustrated. "A Day's Work" not quite worthy of "This Will Be Our Year."

Television

'Game of Thrones' recap: Season 4, Episode 3,…

The problem with the devil you know is that ignoring them doesn’t mean they simply lie in wait. It allows them time to do things…

Television

Discovery cancels 'Everest Jump Live' special in wake…

The Discovery Channel has indicated it will not be moving forward with "Everest Jump Live," a planned special about mountain climber Joby Ogwyn's effort to…

The Word

'X-Men' director Bryan Singer drama continues

  News broke late last week that "X-Men" and "The Usual Suspects" director Bryan Singer is being sued by a man who said Singer molested…

NHL

Ray Emery steps up in Flyers’ Game 2…

Sure, he allowed two goals in the Rangers’ first four shots Sunday afternoon, but it’s about how you start, not how you finish.

NHL

Flyers come from behind, even series with Rangers

The Flyers overcame a two-goal deficit to get a much-needed win at Madison Square Garden Sunday.

MLB

Phillies get set for four against the Dodgers

The Phillies will face tough starting pitching out west against the Dodgers this week.

MLB

Phillies notebook: Cole Hamels returns this week

The Phillies should receive a big boost when Cole Hamels returns during the Dodgers series.

Travel

Packing: The one thing you need in your…

A new survey that looks at the travel habits of 50,000 people around the world has revealed that Western and Asian globetrotters have different priorities…

Home

Is your chair making it hard to talk?

Ever wished there was an office chair that could make impromptu meetings and discussions more private? The Cristiana Wing Chair is an asymmetrical armchair which…

Travel

Live large at these luxury hotels

From Thai boxing lessons and macabre Dracula tours to the Australian Outback, the Four Seasons hotel chain launched a series of new travel packages this…

Parenting

4 things that every summer camp should have

Alan Saltz, director of the 92nd street Y program lists things that every summer camp should have.