New York City is throwing a parade for the Women’s World Cup Champions.
On Tuesday, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced plans for the parade down the Canyon of Heroes this Friday at 11 a.m. The route will take the U.S. Women’s National Team down Broadway from the Battery to City Hall.
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NBC 4 New York on Monday reported that the New York City Mayor’s Office is exploring logistics and talking with the U.S. Women’s National Team and other partners about a possible parade down Broadway.
The Women’s National Team won its third World Cup title with a 5-2 over Japan Sunday in Vancouver.
The so-called Canyon of Heroes has seen a host of championship parades for New York Teams including the Yankees, Mets, Giants and Rangers. But this celebration would be an anomaly given it would be for a U.S. national team.
The NBC 4 report noted that Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President, has written New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio suggesting that Team USA be honored with a parade. In her letter, Brewer said the team “set an amazing example” for athletes across the country. She also noted that there has never been a parade honoring a women’s team.