The Chicago Blackhawks are the 2013 Stanley Cup champions and will march through Chicago to celebrate, potentially drawing as many as 2 million people.
They will head from the United Center to Grant Park for the Stanley Cup rally.
“They were expecting a couple hundred thousand people, and the sound of that blew me away,” Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews told CSN Chicago. “I just remember seeing people on every street, every corner, and looked like more than a couple hundred thousand people. It was surprising to see that support.”
Chicago police Supt. Garry McCarthy told NBC Chicago that the parade will be family-friendly.
A “zero-tolerance” policy will imposed for alcohol consumption, he said. Coolers will also not be allowed into the park
Large bags and backpacks will also be subjected to a police search.