Within minutes of their victory in France, the U.S. Women’s National Team learned New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio had invited them to Lower Manhattan this week, for a ticker tape parade through the city’s famous “Canyon of Heroes.”
“You have inspired the entire country,” de Blasio tweeted, “and New York City knows how to celebrate champions.”
The last ticker tape parade in NYC was in July 2015 for none other than the USWNT.
The float carrying U.S. women’s soccer team midfielders Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd, head coach Jill Ellis, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and his wife Chirlane McCray makes it way up Broadway’s Canyon of Heroes during the ticker tape parade to celebrate their World Cup victory, Friday, July 10, 2015, in New York.AP Photo/Mary Altaffer
This week’s parade is set to step off on Wednesday, July 10, at 9:30 A.M. This will be the 207th ticker tape parade in city history, going back to the dedication of the Statue of Liberty in 1886.