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Fenway
10-26-2004, 10:10 AM
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http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2004/10/26/in_the_forecast_reign/

Boston officials, speculating that millions would flood the city for a Red Sox parade if the team wins the World Series, are already planning a route that could stretch for miles, from outlying neighborhoods to the heart of the city.



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Any parade celebrating the end to the 86-year-old World Series victory drought would draw crowds that would dwarf February's Super Bowl procession that packed an estimated 1.5 million into Boston's narrow downtown streets, from Copley Square to City Hall, the officials said. They are planning an extended route that, according to one city official involved in the process, would begin ''way out there," in order to spread out revelers.

beckett21
10-26-2004, 02:11 PM
Well if that isn't the kiss of death then I don't know what is.

It can double as a funeral procession I guess.

Fenway
10-29-2004, 12:58 PM
Well if that isn't the kiss of death then I don't know what is.

It can double as a funeral procession I guess.
This is going to be complete insanity

http://www.mbta.com/traveling_t/transitupdates.asp#WorldSeriesTInfo



With millions of fans expected to attend the Rolling Rally marking Bostonís first World Series victory in 86 years, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority wants public transit users to be aware of some important information. First and foremost, if the predictions are near accurate, it is likely to be the busiest day in the history of the MBTA. In an effort to meet the extraordinary demand on the system, the MBTA will deploy additional buses, subway cars, and commuter rail coaches. Customers, however, should know that it shall be anything but "business as usual" for all modes of public transportation.

Fenway
10-29-2004, 08:02 PM
FINALLY somebody in this city used their brain

City officials announced Friday evening that the Red Sox victory parade route has been extended.

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http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/File-Based_Image_Resource/spacer.gifBoston Mayor Thomas Menino, Governor Mitt Romney, and Red Sox president Larry Lucchino said at a press conference that organizers realized that the three million people expected to descend on Boston for the parade could not safely fit into a three-mile route.
The parade will now be a land and sea affair. The "rolling rally" begins near Fenway Park at 10 a.m. It will continue down Boylston Street, around Boston Common, past City Hall and into the Charles River. The players will be riding in amphibious "Duck Boats" that travel on land and water. The boats will travel down the Charles River at least until the Mass. Avenue bridge.

The addition of the water route will allow more fans to see the Red Sox players.

It will also mean more road closures, including Storrow Drive and the Longfellow Bridge.

City and state officials decided to extend the length of the parade because of the interest expected by the millions of fans that will come into Boston.

Boston Police Commissioner Kathleen O'Toole says officials chose not to hold a fixed rally because of fears that it could create a "dangerous situation.

CubsfansareDRUNK
10-29-2004, 08:15 PM
FINALLY somebody in this city used their brain

The Red Sox victory parade route has been extended. Mayor Thomas Menino, Governor Mitt Romney, and Red Sox president Larry Lucchino are releasing new details now in a live press conference. Lucchino said that organizers realized three million people could not safely fit into a three-mile route. The duck boats carrying the players will continue on Cambridge Street past Government Center and drive down Storrow Drive and enter the Charles River. The boats will travel down the Charles River at least until the Mass. Avenue bridge.
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