Chicago is gearing up for its third Stanley Cup celebration in six years, and tickets are about to be made available for the Hawks’ rally at Soldier Field.
The team and Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday that the city would throw the team a victory parade Thursday morning, with the route beginning at Monroe and Jefferson streets and making its way to Soldier Field around 11 a.m. Central.
Tickets to the rally at Soldier Field are free and will be made available at noon Central time on Wednesday.
There’s a limit of four tickets per person.
The team is encouraging fans to use public transportation and warning people that driving and parking throughout the city is likely to be a hassle.
Due to the large crowd anticipated at the festivities on Thursday, City officials strongly encourage attendees to use public transportation in lieu of driving. For those who drive to the event, please be advised that the streets along the parade route and in the Loop could be shut down by 9 a.m. and access to many parking garages could be restricted. Additionally, the Chicago Police Department reminds attendees that anyone carrying a backpack or large bags must undergo additional screening. Coolers are not allowed into the rally and that there will be zero tolerance for drinking alcohol on the public way. Absolutely no tailgating will be allowed.
Looking to celebrate the Hawks’ latest title with some championship gear? There’s plenty of it in the Hawks’ team store at Fanatics.
The store has dozens of women’s and men’s T-shirts, hats, jerseys and collectibles, including championship ornaments, glasses, mugs and pennants.