Boston officials prepare for Super Bowl victory parade

BOSTON (WHDH) - Parade preparations are underway in Boston. Crews painted the Boston Marathon finish line as the city gears up for the Patriots’ rolling rally.

The Super Bowl LI victory parade will be similar to past parades. The parade will start at the Hynes Convention Center, then it will head down Boylston Street to Tremont Street. The celebration will wrap up in front of Boston City Hall. The parade will begin at 11 a.m.

Thousands of fans took to the streets and celebrated in the Boston Common after the Sunday night victory. Police Commissioner William Evans said there were no arrests, and police want the parade to be the same.

Mayor Walsh asked people not to drink or smoke marijuana. There will have undercover police at the event.

Officials encouraged people not to bring bags.

The forecast predicts a rainy, snowy day. Mayor Walsh also asked parade goers to dress for the weather. He said he believes the parade just can’t be held on Wednesday, despite the weather concerns.

Mayor Walsh said in a press conference on Monday:

“We are getting some questions about why we’re having the parade tomorrow. Why don’t we wait until Wednesday when there’s better weather? Well, that’s because of the players. They’ve been playing football now for eight months. We wouldn’t have the amount of players otherwise. So, we’re going to have the parade tomorrow.”

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