The celebrations continue Wednesday for the United States women’s soccer team’s World Cup victory with a ticker-tape parade in Lower Manhattan. The team, which defeated the Netherlands, 2-0, on Sunday, will be showered with confetti along the Canyon of Heroes, a stretch of Broadway from Battery Park to City Hall.
The parade is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. Eastern and will be televised on Fox Sports 2, ESPNU and on the ESPN app. It will be followed by a ceremony at City Hall hosted by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The Canyon of Heroes has been used to celebrate people and events, including the Apollo 11 astronauts and the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge. This will be the second time the women’s national team has received the honor; the 2015 squad was also feted, a first for a women’s team.
It has been a nonstop party for the team since their victory. Champagne flowed in the locker room, and celebrations have continued in the streets of France, on planes and buses, and now back in the United States. The players arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday and made the morning television show rounds Tuesday. “Let’s keep this party going,” the team tweeted.