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Thursday, 22nd August 2019

NYC Parade for Women’s World Cup Champions

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New York City will hold a ticker-tape parade to celebrate the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team’s World Cup victory on Friday starting at 11 a.m. The parade will start in Battery Park; go along Broadway and end at City Hall Park. This route is also known as the Canyon of Heroes.

Elaine Thompson / AP

Elaine Thompson / AP

The U.S. team defeated Japan 5-2 on July 5, 2015. This is their third World Cup win and first parade. A female team has never been honored this way before.

All are invited to celebrate along the parade route. Those who want a chance to attend the ceremony at the conclusion of the parade at City Hall can go to nyc.gov/parade or call 311 on Wednesday between 2 to 4 p.m. to reserve a spot.

Can’t make the historical event? View a live stream at NBC 4 New York on air or online. http://www.nbc.com/live

Trivia Tidbit: The name “ticker-tape parade” started because of the ticker- tape that people would throw from nearby buildings. Although the name stuck the material thrown now is actually paper confetti.

Members of the U.S. women’s national soccer team celebrate their World Cup victory on Sunday. (Photo: Corbis)

Members of the U.S. women’s national soccer team celebrate their World Cup victory on Sunday. (Photo: Corbis)