Fans stuck at work or unable to trek to Boston will be able to watch the New England Patriots Super Bowl parade live online, sharing in the celebration of the team’s fourth title.
But they will have to wait a bit longer, as the victory parade start time was pushed back thanks to a big storm moving into Boston.
The team won a nail-biter against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, using a late interception to seal their first Super Bowl title since the 2004 season. The team and its fans now get a chance to celebrate the win, but will have to wait out what could be a monster storm before they can do so.
Though originally scheduled for Tuesday, the New England Patriots Super Bowl parade had to be moved to Wednesday due to snowstorms moving through the area. Some areas of Boston were expected to get up to a foot of snow.
“Due to today’s bad weather and the worsening forecast for tonight, the New England Patriots and the City of Boston have made the mutual decision to postpone the victory parade,” a joint statement said.
The winter weather also forced the city of Boston to cancel the rally planned for after the parade.
The new start time for the New England Patriots Super Bowl parade will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. Fans who watch the New England Patriots Super Bowl parade live online will see a familiar site, with players riding Duck Boats on the parade route that starts at the Prudential Center and ends at Government Center.
Cindy Brown, of Boston Duck Tours, said the company will have 25 vehicles ready, but that there could be some hazards for the players.
“It’s an incredible honor for us, and we are so proud to do it,” Brown said. “This is going to be the coldest, snowiest one we’ve ever done, but we are up for the challenge.”
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, who is celebrating the first championship for the city during his tenure, said he is thrilled for the celebration.
“That was an incredible victory they had, a hard-fought victory they had,” Walsh said. “And the Patriots certainly showed their determination and teamwork in never giving up. Certainly, that’s the spirit of Boston and New England.”