CHICAGO — Save the date, Blackhawks fans.
The 2015 Stanley Cup champions’ parade has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, June 18.
Mayor Emanuel says the celebration will be worthy of a hockey dynasty. It is the team’s third Stanley Cup title in six seasons.
This year, the championship win will be celebrated at a rally inside Soldier Field. While the city will not confirm the reason, soggy grass at Grant Park could damage the city’s outdoor green spaces and play places before summer has barely begun.
Tickets to the rally are available Wednesday at noon through Ticketmaster. There’s only room for 61,000 people inside the stadium. While tickets are free, they are required. According to Ticketmaster, the lot will open at 5 a.m. and doors will open at 8 a.m.
Parking will cost $20.
The parade will march along Monroe Street, beginning at Jefferson Street, and end at Michigan Avenue. The rally will be held afterward at Soldier Field, the home of the Chicago Bears. The rally will be a free, but ticketed event.
Metra plans to expand train service for people going to the parade and rally.
There will also be a one-day special that gets you an unlimited ride ticket for $5.
Metra is warning their daily commuter that trains could be delayed because of all the extra passengers.
Watch WGN Meterologist Paul Konrad’s Thursday weather forecast below: