What You Need To Know: Patriots parade today

New England Patriots' Trey Flowers celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. The Patriots defeated the Falcons 34-28. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

“Cue the duck boats” isn’t just a phrase Boston fans like to say to boast about their success. In all likelihood it’s also an order Boston Mayor Marty Walsh probably gave to someone on his staff Sunday night as well. The New England Patriots, Super Bowl LI champions, will follow the tradition for Boston sports teams as they ride in the duck boats for a victory lap around Boston to share their win with fans.

Time and Place: 11 a.m. Tuesday in Boston, Massachusetts.

Where to Watch: WCVB ABC Boston (Channel 5) and WBZ CBS Boston (Channel 7) will carry live coverage while ESPN (Channel 42.1) and NFL Network (76.1) will undoubtedly provide coverage, some of it live. All channels listed are Storrs TV listings.

Start: Back Bay Area at Boylston and Dalton streets, near Hynes Convention Center.

Finish: City Hall.

Route: The Patriots will start on Dalton Street by the Prudential Tower before making their way down Boylston Street. From there, the duck boats will turn onto Tremont Street, passing Boston Common before the parade ends at Boston City Hall.

Miscellaneous: The team will use 24 duck boats. There is a strong chance for rain, sleet and potentially snow in the forecast for the Boston area.


Matt Barresi is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. He can be reached via email at matthew.barresi@uconn.edu.