What to know about the Texas Rangers' World Series parade in Arlington
Rangers fans will finally get to experience something that was just a dream for decades: a World Series championship parade.
Details: The parade starts at 12:15pm Friday at Supra Lot A along Cowboys Way in Arlington and will circle clockwise along AT&T Way, Nolan Ryan Expressway and Stadium Drive, ending back on Cowboys Way.
- The festivities will continue with a 30-minute ceremony in the North Plaza, between Texas Live! and Globe Life Field.
What to expect: Rangers players, Arlington Mayor Jim Ross, police and fire officials and Arlington City Council members are expected to participate in the parade, along with school marching bands.
- Rangers manager Bruce Bochy will be one of the speakers at the post-parade ceremony.
If you go: A parade viewing area will be set up between Globe Life Field and Choctaw Stadium, east of Texas Live!
- Parking lots in the area open at 8am, and you can park for free. The Live! by Loews parking garage, Cowboys parking Lot 4 and Rangers' parking lots A, B, R and T aren't available for parking.
- Streets surrounding Globe Life Field and Choctaw Stadium will be temporarily closed by 10 a.m.
- Bathrooms and concessions on the north and west sides of Choctaw Stadium will be open for fans.
Pro tip: Check Arlington's parade website to plan your visit. Arrive early, expect large crowds and keep that road rage in check.
If you can't go: Bally Sports Southwest will broadcast the parade and ceremony, per Arlington officials. Look out for live streams and broadcasts by the local TV stations.
What they're saying: "The Texas Rangers' World Series victory is a dream five decades in the making," Arlington Mayor Jim Ross said in a statement.
Meanwhile: Several North Texas school districts, including Arlington ISD, Irving ISD and Mansfield ISD, canceled Friday classes so students and staff can attend the parade.
- Arlington put together a marching band of students from all six of its traditional high schools to perform at the celebration, per the Rangers' request.
- "It's a huge day for sports fans, and we're excited to celebrate with the team and the community," Steven Wurtz, the district's interim superintendent, said in a statement.
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