Mayor Lee Highlights World Series Champion San Francisco Giants Parade Planning & Civic Celebration
City to Honor Returning World Series Champions with Ticker-tape Parade Wednesday at 11 a.m. from Financial District to Civic Center Plaza
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today highlighted planning around the ticker-tape parade and civic celebration in honor of the 2012 World Champion San Francisco Giants to be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. The parade will begin at the foot of Market Street at Steuart Street at 11 a.m. then continue westbound on Market Street turning onto McAllister Street to proceed to City Hall and Civic Center Plaza. Following the parade, on the steps of City Hall, Mayor Lee will present the entire team with a Key to the City and honor the World Series Champions in a civic celebration.
“San Francisco could not be any more proud of its hometown San Francisco Giants for sweeping to another World Series Championship,” said Mayor Lee. “The Giants defied all the odds to win. Congratulations to every player on the roster and to the entire San Francisco Giants organization. San Francisco celebrates the return of our hometown heroes with a ticker tape parade and civic celebration to welcome them home. Take public transportation to the parade and Civic Center.”
The sidewalks lining Wednesday’s ticker-tape parade up Market Street and the celebration at Civic Center Plaza are open to all members of the public. Those viewing the parade and who wish to attend the celebration in Civic Center Plaza are advised to arrive early and take public transportation to the parade and Civic Center celebration for the World Champion San Francisco Giants.
Fans are strongly encouraged to take public transportation including MUNI, BART, Caltrain, Golden Gate Transit, SamTrans, and ferries to this event as parking and traffic will be extremely difficult. All Muni Metro trains will stop at Civic Center station for the civic celebration, as well as at Embarcadero, Montgomery and Powell stations for the parade. The SFMTA will schedule six additional Metro shuttles to supplement the existing Metro service. Motorists and transit riders should allow extra time as delays or detours are expected on Muni routes and lines not listed above. For regional transit information please visit www.511.org. For Muni information please visit www.sfmta.com or call 311.
This will be a family focused event for baseball fans, and will be an alcohol-free event. San Francisco Police and Recreation and Park Departments will be on hand to monitor and enforce a zero tolerance policy for alcohol and other controlled substances in Civic Center Plaza, and will not tolerate misbehavior at the parade or after the civic celebration.