The Kansas City Chiefs are about to have an epic Super Bowl parade. The Chiefs championship parade will take place on Wednesday, February 5 at 11:30 a.m. Central Time.
“The City of Kansas City, Missouri & the Kansas City Chiefs invite all fans to a
@Chiefs Kingdom Champions Parade for our #SuperBowl Champions. The parade will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, starting at 11:30 a.m. Visit the #chiefsparade website at http://chiefsparade.com,” the City of Kansas City tweeted out.
Prior to the Super Bowl, Patrick Mahomes noted that he wanted to win a championship for head coach Andy Reid who had yet to win a title in his career.
“The work that he has put in every single day, everywhere he’s been he’s had success, so we want to get him that Super Bowl, but we understand it’s a process,” Mahomes noted, per Cheat Sheet. “First off we’ve got to come in, have a great practice today, play great this weekend, and then try to give ourselves a chance to try to get in that game and try to get ourselves that trophy.”
The Chiefs Parade Is Expected to Be Held in Downtown Kansas City
The Chiefs parade is expected to be downtown as KCUR.org detailed.
Kansas City may be keeping plans for a potential Super Bowl victory parade tightly under wraps, but that’s not stopping downtown businesses from preparing for a historically large gathering downtown next week.
The last major parade for Kansas City was in 2015 for the Royals’ World Series celebration. It was estimated that 800,000 people were downtown for the party, and the city is expecting more for the Chiefs, per KCUR.org.
Kansas City Sports Commission’s Katherine Fox spoke with KCUR.org about the planning process for the event.
“I think we learned a lot from the Royals parade,” Fox noted, per KCUR.org. “We’ve been working very closely with the city and fire and police and EMT, just to make sure that if we do see the crowds that we’re expecting that we have some protocols in place to handle that.”
Patrick Mahomes Was Named the Super Bowl MVP
It was not the prettiest game for Mahomes, but when it mattered most the Chiefs quarterback was able to lead the offense on scoring drives to mount a fourth quarter comeback. Mahomes noted just how difficult it was for the team to take so many punches from teams throughout the season.
“It really put in perspective how hard it is to go out there week by week and put up numbers and get wins,” Mahomes explained, per ESPN. “You know it’s a struggle in this league. Teams are coming with their best effort, playing us really hard…I realized this year that it’s better just to find ways to win rather than try to put up all these numbers.”