Boston Mayor to host Patriots Super Bowl send-off Monday
The City Hall Plaza send-off will feature performances by the Patriots cheerleaders, as well as appearances by team mascot Pat Patriots and the Patriots End Zone Militia.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh will send the New England Patriots off in style Monday morning at a City Hall celebration that will include team captains Tom Brady, Dan Connolly, Vince Wilfork, Devin McCourty and Matthew Slater.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft, president Jonathan Kraft and head coach Bill Belichick will also be in attendance, the team announced.
“This is an exciting time for Boston, and I remind all fans to celebrate responsibly and make our City proud,” Mayor Walsh said in a statement.
The send-off comes as the Patriots come under scrutiny for allegations that they underinflated 11 out of 12 footballs at Sunday's AFC championship game against the Indianapolis Colts.
Belichick Thursday morning said he had “no explanation” as to why the balls were limp.
The Patriots will face off against the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 1. In Glendale, Arizona.