The Houston Astros will celebrate their historic World Series title Friday, Nov. 3, with a parade to city hall. The party is sure to be a big one. The Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in seven games Wednesday night, 5-1, to cap a series that will be remembered for a long time. The Astros won their first ever World Series title in the process.
According to Houston’s ABC affiliate, the parade will begin at 2 p.m. CT (3 p.m. ET) at the intersection of Smith and Lamar. City workers will begin shutting down streets at 1 p.m. Houston mayor Sylvester Turner made a statement to go along with the announcement of the celebration.
"It's a true privilege to proudly host this magnificent salute to our hometown team that has earned history," said Turner. "As we bounce back from Hurricane Harvey, we are more than ready to welcome our heroes home in proper form.”
The Astros will have a tough time living up to the precedent that the Chicago Cubs set last year when they ended a 108-year title drought (though, no, it wasn’t the biggest gathering in human history). If any city can do it, however, it may be Houston. The Astros were the perfect fit for the city at a tough time in its history. The team resonated with Houstonians in a way few teams possibly can.
More details should emerge soon about the celebration, like a complete map of the route and ways to watch it. Get psyched, because it’s going to be fun.
Astros World Series parade information
Who: The Houston Astros! Winners of the 2017 World Series.
Where: Houston! Beginning at the intersection of Smith and Lamar, and finishing at City Hall.
When: Friday! Beginning at 2 p.m. CT (3 p.m. ET).
What: A parade! And then a celebration at city hall attended by players, coaches, staff, their families, and various other Houston dignitaries no doubt.