BOSTON (CBS) — Now that the Patriots have captured a fifth Super Bowl title, it’s time for the city of Boston to put on another “Rolling Rally.” It will be the tenth sports championship celebration in Boston in the past 15 years.
The parade will start at Dalton and Boylston Streets at 11 a.m. The duck boats, with the team on board, will head down Boylston past Copley Square, then down Tremont Street past Boston Common, until they reach City Hall.
Even the Boston Marathon finish line received a fresh coat of paint Monday, making sure the route looks pristine to welcome home the world champs.
“I’m very excited to be happy this morning. I did not think I was going to be happy this morning,” a fan said.
After an emotional roller coaster of a game Sunday night, Pats fans are waking up happy.
“Classic Pats. It was high drama, high energy, another historic victory, so go Pats!” another fan exclaimed.
Some fans are still shaking off the shock.
“Unreal. I still can’t believe it. I had to check this morning to make sure it wasn’t a dream,” a fan said.
Thousands rushed the streets after the big win. But the real celebration kicks off Tuesday, when the players and the fans get to relive the parade from two years ago. A welcome home rally with a fifth Lombardi Trophy on display.
“I can’t wait for the parade,” a fan told WBZ.
“I’ll be watching. I’m excited,” another fan said.
Duck boat drivers are also excited about a tradition they have come to know very well.
“I love that we get to be the ambassadors to the city,” said Captain Dirty Waters who goes by his character name when on board his duck boat.
This will be the third championship parade for conductor Captain Jigsaw, as he is known while driving.
“It’s nice doing something that everybody’s having fun,” Jigsaw said.
The players can’t wait to come home and celebrate with their fans.
“I can’t wait to see all of Pats Nation out there on Tuesday. It’s gonna be a party in the streets of Boston. Hope to see you there,” Pats safety Duron Harmon said.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is inviting everyone to the parade, suggesting they take public transportation and keep the backpacks at home.
“Come in and enjoy yourselves, but also act responsibly. There’s going to be people coming in, just trying to sit on the sidewalks watching the parade to get a glimpse of the Patriots and the Super Bowl trophy,” Walsh told WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens.
Sunday night, thousands took to the streets of Boston to celebrate right after the Patriots’ Super Bowl win. Boston Police report that it was a relatively quiet night.
“We’re asking people just to be respectful out there. Last night, we had a celebration in our city. We didn’t have one arrest. Everyone peacefully celebrated and we’re asking for the same thing tomorrow during the parade,” Mayor Walsh added.
WBZ-TV & CBSBoston.com will have live coverage of the parade starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday.
After the parade in Boston, the Kraft family and some members of the team will head to Providence for a rally at the Dunkin Donuts Center. The free rally begins at 4 p.m.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports