PITTSBURGH, PA (June 12, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County today announced that a victory parade for the 2017 Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins will take place in downtown on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
The parade route will follow a similar route as previous championship parades that took place in 2009 and 2016 but will now end at Point State Park. The route will begin on Grant Street at Liberty Avenue, travel along Grant Street to the Boulevard of the Allies, turn right onto the Boulevard of the Allies, turn right onto Commonwealth Place and will end at the intersection of Penn Avenue and Commonwealth Place, at the entrance of Point State Park. A stage will be set up on the lawn (city side) of Point State Park for celebratory remarks from Pittsburgh Penguins personnel.
Public Works and event personnel will set up equipment and barriers Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. Road closures and parade route barricade installation will begin at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday morning.
The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety advises all spectators planning to be in attendance for the celebration to prepare for hot and humid weather conditions. It is advised that all guests plann accordingly with attire and hydration.
There will be two separate media platforms set up along the parade route: one (1) at “the turn” at Grant Street and the Boulevard of the Allies and one (1) near the Point State Park stage.
Press access to the parade route will be limited to still photographers and videographers inside the parade route: One (1) photographer per print media outlet, and one (1) videographer per TV media outlet.
Parade press credentials are required. Media outlets should RSVP to Jennifer Bullano (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jason Seidling (email@example.com) by Tuesday, June 13 at Noon.
In the interest of safety, the parade route will be restricted to designated parade participants only. Members of the media (with the exception of the single designated photographers and videographers) and members of the public will not be permitted inside the parade route.
Additional parade event details will be released later. We thank you for your patience as the parade operations plan is developed.
Monday, June 12, 2017
Cell: (412) 925-1990
City of Pittsburgh
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