Everything you need to know about NYC’s ticker-tape parade for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team

July 8, 2019

New York City will celebrate the United States women’s soccer team winning its fourth World Cup title with a ticker-tape parade on Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced. The team defeated the Netherlands on Sunday 2-0. The parade, which starts at 9:30 a.m., will take place along the Canyon of Heroes in Lower Manhattan. A ceremony will take place after the parade and requires tickets. Find out how to get to the parade, learn which streets will be closed, and register for the celebration, ahead.

“On and off the field, this team represents what’s best about New York City and our Nation,” de Blasio said in a statement Sunday. “The confidence, grit, and perseverance of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team serve as an inspiration to all who watch them.”

Starting at 9:30 a.m., the ticker-tape parade will run on Broadway from the Battery to City Hall, a stretch known as the Canyon of Heroes. The city has hosted ticker-tape parades–which first got its name from the use of shredded paper from ticker-tape machines–since 1886 to celebrate monumental events and sports champions.

The team celebrating with de Blasio during 2015’s ticker-tape parade; via Wikimedia

There have been 206 such parades in New York City, including for the dedication of the Statue of Liberty in 1886, Charles Lindbergh’s return from the first transatlantic flight in 1927, World Series wins by the Yankees, and the U.S. women’s soccer team in 2015. That parade was the first time a women’s team was honored with a parade, according to the city.

The ceremony at City Hall following the parade, which will begin at 10:30 a.m., will offer a limited number of tickets to the public. Tickets will be available starting at 2 p.m. Monday, July 8 and up to four tickets are available per person. Register for them here.

The parade is accessible by a number of trains, including the 4/5 at Wall Street, Bowling Green, and Fulton Street, the J/Z at Broad Street and Fulton Street, the N/R/W at City Hall, and the 2/3 at Park Place, Wall Street, Fulton Street, and Chambers. Learn of any new service changes planned for Wednesday here.

Here are some street closures and service changes you should know about:

  • Ahead of the parade, the NYPD will close streets on Broadway beginning at 6 a.m. and will enforce “no parking” starting at 12 a.m. on Wednesday.
  • The Manhattan-bound exit at the Brooklyn Bridge station will be closed during the parade and the Park Row entrance to the Bridge will not be open. For access to the bridge, use the Frankfort/Pearl Street entrance.
  • Expect service changes on the subway, as well as the closure of entrances and exits near the parade. MTA buses may also be re-routed.

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