After waiting 108 years, Chicago Cubs fans are ready to party. WGN America will broadcast Friday’s World Series celebration to fans all over the country.
WGN America will join most other Chicago networks in televising the championship parade and rally. The Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians in a thrilling Game 7 on Wednesday, giving “America’s team” its first World Series championship since 1908.
The network will air local WGN-TV Ch. 9’s complete coverage nationwide and commercial-free. There’s little doubt a lot of people will tune in; 40 million fans watched Wednesday’s broadcast of Game 7. It was the most-watched MLB game in 25 years.
WGN America has not announced exactly when its coverage will begin. But according to the Chicago Sun-Times, team buses will leave Wrigley Field at 10 a.m. and the official parade will begin at 11 a.m. The parade will end in Grant Park, where the team members and others will address fans during a rally at Lower Hutchinson Field.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday preliminary plans call for the team caravan to leave Wrigley Field and proceed south on Clark Street to Belmont, then take Lake Shore Drive to Grant Park. For updated details, visit the Sun-Times website.
To find out where and when to watch the Chicago Cubs World Series Championship Parade on WGN America, fans can visit wgnamerica.com.