Shortly after the Astros sealed the deal, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced that there will be a championship parade in the city on Friday, November 3, at 2 p.m. local time.
The parade route will start at Smith at Lamar and will proceed north on Smith. The route will then move east on Walker, south on Milam, west on Pease, north on Smith, and will end back on Lamar Street. There will then be a celebration for the World Series Champions held at City Hall.
The official parade announcement is below.
“Mayor Sylvester Turner invites all Houstonians to join him for the Houston Astros World Championship Parade and Celebration on Friday, November 3rd to honor and celebrate the team’s historic 2017 World Series win. ‘It’s a true privilege to proudly host this magnificent salute to our hometown team that was earned history,’ said Mayor Turner. ‘As we bounce back from Hurricane Harvey, we are more than ready to welcome our heroes home in proper form.'”
“The parade staging area between Smith and Taft on Lamar will close to traffic at noon. The route will close to traffic beginning at 1PM for the parade honoring players, coaches, staff, and their families, culminating in a celebration at City Hall.”
Houston fans can expect to see all of their favorite players (and many of their wives and kids) including World Series MVP George Springer, second baseman Jose Altuve, first baseman Yuli Gurriel, as well as pitchers Justin Verlander, Lance McCullers, Jr., and Dallas Keuchel, to name a few.
Although the Astros didn’t get to celebrate at Minute Maid Park with their fans (who packed the stadium to cheer on their team from afar), they still had a lot of fun in the locker room after the game.
Check out the champagne showers in the video below.
The Astros are excited to bring this championship back home to Houston. The team will proudly be showing off their very first World Series trophy, which many players are dedicating to the city and its people. During post-game interviews, quite a few players talked about Hurricane Harvey and the devastation it caused in their beloved city. The disaster, that left thousands of people displaced, was a driving force for this team over the past couple of months. It’s just one of the things that motivated them to get the job done.
Astros fans are already tweeting about calling in sick to work on Friday so that they can attend the celebration. If you are unable to attend the parade, local television stations will likely be airing live footage. Beyond that, there will be highlights available during the evening news and you will likely be able to watch some footage online.