SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – The Giants overcame the Kansas City Royals in a do-or-die Game 7 on enemy soil to win the World Series Wednesday night, so get ready for a party – a big one. San Francisco is planning a welcome home bash for Halloween-day.
Team officials have been planning for days to be ready to host what would be the city’s third victory parade in five years, and they’re counting on previous experience to help make sure a celebration would be as smooth and enjoyable as 2010 and 2012. As in previous years, the center of the action would be on Market Street as it approaches the Civic center from the East. The official starting point for a parade has moved up to Main and Market St (Planners originally slated it for 2nd and Market but plans are constantly shifting).
The parade will begin at noon, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced.
The impending Halloween-morning rainstorm could affect the timing of any parade. A parade this year would likely start slightly later than the 2012 version. Festivities couldkick off around noon and culminate with speeches from players and dignitaries in front of San Francisco City Hall. The entire event would wrap up by around 4 p.m., meaning the commute home for San Francisco-based workers could be particularly painful.
Click the following links to get transit info for Caltrain, BART and Muni, which will likely be the most heavily trafficked public transit options for the events. In 2012, BART, Caltrain and the Golden Gate Ferry added service, but details of schedule changes are not yet available for this year’s parade.
Plan on bringing an umbrella; the KPIX 5 forecast calls for the chance of rain moving in for Halloween.
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