The victory parade tomorrow in Baltimore will celebrate the Ravens' win at the Superbowl, beginning its journey from City Hall at 10:45 a.m. and kicking off the stadium party at 12:30 p.m. For Ravens fans in Philadelphia, the journey down to Baltimore to join in will be riddled with traffic, weekday work to call out of and angry 49ers fans, but worthwhile for those misplaced purple and black fans.
For planning purposes, Philadelphia-based Ravens fans should count on a surplus of traffic on the 3-hour average drive, so to drive at 7 a.m. would be a safe bet. The other option of public transportation is a solid plan for solo travelers, but carpooling with a few fans will be cheapest. Also, calling out of work early on would be an advantage, though hitting the parade can definitely be a day trip.
The parade is planned to depart from City Hall and progress south on Commerce Street before turning down Pratt and Howard streets to end at the M&T Bank Stadium. Parade-goers should expect to see Ravens team members, cheerleaders, coaches and confetti galore.
Admission to the stadium begins at 10 a.m. and is free to the public. Stadium lot parking is even free for the multitudes, and will open as early as 9 a.m.
Businesses, schools and streets are prepping to be closed for the momentous event, so hopefully fans have already secured their purple gear for the event tomorrow. If not, street-side vendors will make various apparel readily available for cash on the spot.
Don't forget, if traveling to Baltimore is out of the question, there is always Twitter and television coverage.
Baltimore Ravens Victory Parade
Start: City Hall
100 N Holliday St
Baltimore, MD 21202
End: M&T Bank Stadium
1101 Russell St
Baltimore, MD 21230