Diamondbacks Celebrate With Parade
PHOENIX (AP) _ This year’s World Series victory parade will be closer to the Grand Canyon than Manhattan’s Canyon of Heroes.
Gov. Jane Hull and Mayor Skip Rimsza will join the Arizona Diamondbacks as they ride fire engines along a mile-long parade route through downtown Phoenix on Wednesday.
The roughly 75-minute parade will start at Bank One Ballpark, snake through several streets and end at the stadium. The ballpark will open at 10:30 a.m., and fans will be assigned seats. The World Series and MVP trophies will be on display.
Officials expect about 100,000 fans at the parade or stadium.
Security will be similar to what it was during the Series, with about 1,000 officers on duty.
The Diamondbacks won their first World Series by beating the three-time defending champion New York Yankees 3-2 in Game 7 on Sunday night.