The Red Sox clinched their fourth World Series in 14 years Sunday night, defeating the Dodgers four games to one and 5-1 in Game 5 to seal the win. The Red Sox, and Boston as a whole, are pretty well-practiced as far as championship parades go so details are already emerging about the big shindig later this week.
According to WBZ Boston, the parade will kick off at 11 a.m. Wednesday, on Halloween morning. A big party in Boston on Halloween — what could go wrong? For the 11th time since 2002 and the fourth time for this franchise, athletes will roll through the city on duck boats with their families, waving to adoring fans.
The city confirmed plans Monday morning.
Red Sox World Series parade information
Who: The Boston Red Sox, 2018 World Series champions.
Where: Boston, of course. The parade will start on Lansdowne Street near Fenway Park, head over to Boylston and travel up Tremont Street before taking Cambridge Street to New Sudbury and culminating near Government Center. Courtesy of WCVB, that route looks like this:
When: Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 11 a.m. Yes, it’s Championship Parade: Halloween Edition.
What: A big parade! The 11th since 2002 for the city.
How: DUCK BOATS. Duck booooooooats!!! For fans, the city is increasing capacity on its public transportation to try and keep things manageable throughout the day.
Fingers crossed this comes to fruition. You said it would happen, David.
Boston is encouraging as many people as possible to take public transportation to and from the parade to make things easier on the city’s infrastructure on Wednesday. If you’re familiar with Boston’s public transportation you know this is easier said than done. But they’re trying.
If you’re not all-in on the MBTA then you can drive. But beware of parking restrictions if you’re driving in or live in the area!
Both sides of Landsowne, Van Ness, Jersey, and Ipswich Streets will be closed starting Tuesday, through Wednesday at 11:59 p.m.
All day Wednesday — midnight to midnight — various stretches of Brookline Avenue, Dalton Street, Gloucester Street, Boylston Street, Exeter Street, Clarendon Street, Berkeley Street, Providence Street, Arlington Street, Charles Street South, Tremont Street, West Street, Temple Place, Bromfield Street, Cambridge Street, Beacon Street, New Sudbury Street, Congress Street, State Street, Court Street, New Chardon Street, Staniford Street, Plympton Street, East Dedham Street, and Columbus Avenue are all closed to parking.
Good luck and maybe just don’t park in Boston on Wednesday this week.
You can see these parking restrictions in map form below.