The Kansas City Chiefs have snapped a 50-year drought behind their impressive comeback win in Super Bowl 54 led by star quarterback Patrick Mahomes against the San Francisco 49ers. The Chiefs have earned their second championship in franchise history that has set the stage for a memorable celebration back in Kansas City this week. With that in mind, here are the details for their upcoming parade to honor the team for this historic feat.
When is the Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade?
The Chiefs have added another Lombardi trophy to the mantel, which has created a cause for celebration in Kansas City.
It’s an event that their fans have waited a half-century to see their team celebrate the grandest honor. The city has already laid out for the parade to take place on February 5th at 11:30 a.m. with it being held in downtown Kansas City. Major Quinton Lucas stated in a press released for the event that the city is booming with excitement.
“For the first time in 50 years, our Kansas City Chiefs are bringing home the Vince Lombardi trophy, and we’re all excited to celebrate with our players and fans,” Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said in a news release.
That will include the team holding a victory rally at the end of it at 1:30 p.m. at Union Station to conclude the event. The turn out should be tremendous, given the hiatus from winning a Super Bowl along with the strong fan base behind the franchise.
That has already led to schools in the area to cancel for the day by deeming it “Red Snow Day.” All of that should set the stage for a big turn out for the historic event.
How to watch the Chiefs’ Super Bowl Parade
The Chiefs parade will have plenty of eyes from those in attendance and those that can’t make the event altogether. It will be streamed nationally through the NFL Network and have access to stream it online.
Although there are no current details as far as local TV stations, it’s expected that all those affiliates will be in attendance for the event with it being shown live and online through streaming.
The coverage for the parade should reach out to every major sports news outlet with the likes of ESPN likely to televise it live while streaming the entirety of it online.
Kansas City’s last championship parade
The professional championship parades have come few, far and between for Kansas City as they have experienced some prolonged droughts. However, that came to an end back in 2015 when the Kansas City Royals won the World Series over the New York Mets in five games.
That ended a three-decade drought, which saw a strong turn out from the community for the event. As expected, that created a significant amount of traffic within the city, with an estimated 800,000 people in attendance. It was a number that completely blew by the expected level of turn out as the city where the population is around 470,000, and a has metropolitan area of about two million.
That should see a similar show out, if not more significant in area that could far exceed that total on Wednesday, especially with the Chiefs earning their first Super Bowl win in 50 years.
The previous parade for the Royals does provide some sort of guideline of what to expect as there will be a plethora of fans in what should be another historic day for Kansas City with this unique moment that will bring the city together.
All of this should set the table for what will be an incredible celebration honoring the Chiefs for their impressive accomplishment.