COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
The parade celebrating the Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory will be held Wednesday in Kansas City.
According to the Kansas City Sports Commission, the parade kicks off at 11 a.m. at the intersection of 6th Street and Grand Boulevard. The route will head south on Grand Boulevard, west on Pershing Road, north on Main and ending at Union Station. The parade is expected to last about 1½ hours, according to the commission.
A rally will then take place at 12:45 p.m. in front of Union Station and the National WWI Museum and Memorial north lawn and will last about an hour, according to the commission.
The parade and rally will be aired on Fox 22 KQFX in Mid-Missouri and streamed on ABC17News.com.
"Union Station will reopen following the parade and the rally because we know a lot of you have reservations for dinner at Pierpont's that night so we want you to be able to get in and enjoy your dinner and celebrate all of the love about Kansas City," Kathy Nelson, President/CEO OF Kansas City Sports Commission, said during a Monday press conference.
About a million people attended last year’s Super Bowl parade, the commission said during a Monday press conference. More people could show up because the weather is expected to be better than last year’s. Kansas City Mayor Quintan Lucas said this year’s parade starts an hour earlier than last year’s because it falls Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day.
“This is just to ensure that the crowd dissipates before peak dining hours,” Lucas said during the press conference.
According to Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves, at least 600 Kansas City police officers will be working the parade, in addition to “over 250 outside agencies, about 34 other law enforcement agencies as well as our federal partners.”