2009 Steelers Super Bowl Parade

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

The city of Pittsburgh will honor six-time Super Bowl Champion Steelers at noon today in a parade held throughout downtown Pittsburgh. The 2009 Superbowl victory parade will use the same route as Pittsburgh’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, beginning at the Mellon Arena on Center Avenue and Washington Place. The parade is expected to end at the Boulevard of the Allies and Stanwix Street. Streets in downtown Pittsburgh will be closed for several hours before and during the parade. Those attending are urged to use public transportation and make use of river shuttles being offered to the downtown area.

Pittsburgh Steelers Superbowl Cake(photo: A Sweet Celebration – Pittsburgh Steelers Superbowl XLIII Cake – credit: tineypics)

The 2009 Super Bowl Parade begins at noon eastern time and can be watched locally live on WTAE-TV Channel 4, with pre-parade coverage beginning at 11 am. News channel KDKA.com will stream the victory parade beginning at 11 a.m. Local residents can also watch live superbowl parade coverage on channel 2 KDKA-TV.

Area road closures are in effect until 3 p.m. Tuesday. High School marching bands from Bethel Park, Carrick, South Fayette, Thomas Jefferson, Perry and Brashear will take part, each band representing one of six of the Steelers’ Super Bowl victories.

The parade route beginning can be viewed here on Google Maps. Map address is Grant St & 7th Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper says they are expecting more than 250,000 people in the crowd.

Congratulations to the Super Bowl 43 (XLIII) Champion Pittsburgh Steelers. Final score in Sundays championship game against the Arizona Cardinals was 27-23.

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