On Tuesday, Chi-town will transform into SkyTown as the city throws a parade and rally in honor of the Chicago Sky, the newly crowned 2021 WNBA champions.
“The city of Chicago could not be prouder of our winning Chicago Sky,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a statement announcing the victory bash. “We are thrilled to throw a celebration worthy of this historic moment in Chicago sports and congratulate the Sky for bringing our city its first WNBA title.”
Here’s what you need to know about the big event, which is free and open to the public.
Parade steps off: 11 a.m. at Wintrust Arena, 200 E. Cermak Road.
Parade route: From Wintrust Arena, the team will travel north on Michigan Avenue from Roosevelt Road to Randolph Street, then head east to Millennium Park’s Pritzker Pavilion. Fans are encouraged to cheer on the Sky along the route.
Rally begins: Noon at Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. The pavilion will open at 10 a.m. Attendees must pass through a security screening at entrances on Michigan Avenue and Monroe Street.
Getting there: If traveling by car, expect street closures beginning at 10 a.m., particularly around Millennium Park.
This story originally published Oct. 18. It has been edited to correct erroneous information regarding Metra fares.