US soccer returns to Manhattan for hero's parade WednesdayPosted: Updated:
New York City is getting ready to celebrate the U.S. women's national team's World Cup victory with a parade down the Canyon of Heroes Wednesday.
The team, led by Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan, brought home back-to-back titles with a 2-0 win over the Netherlands Sunday.
The ticker-tape parade for the team kicks off at 9:30 a.m. ushering the women down the Canyon of Heroes, on Broadway from Battery Park to City Hall.
The parade will end with a ceremony at City Hall at 10:30 a.m., where the team will be presented with keys to the city by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The parade is open to the public, but tickets to the ceremony are already sold out.
Thousands showed up to the last World Cup victory parade four years ago, so those planning on going are encouraged to come early to secure a place along the route. The mayor's office notes the area around the parade route will see street closures starting at 6 a.m., and buses will be rerouted.
News 12 will have you covered Wednesday for the parade, with coverage beginning at 9:30 a.m. You can catch the entire parade and ceremony live on the News 12 Facebook page or streaming on News12.com.