Stanley Cup Parade Crowd Grows By Approx. 250,000 Compared To 2016

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — According to officials, about 650,000 people flooded the streets of downtown Pittsburgh on Wednesday for the Penguins Stanley Cup victory parade.

KDKA’s John Shumway Reports —

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More than 400,000 people flooded the streets of downtown Pittsburgh on June 15, 2016, to celebrate the Penguins’ Stanley Cup victory.

At the time, officials said the 2016 parade was the largest sports parade in Pittsburgh history.

On Wednesday, almost exactly one year later, fans lined the streets yet again to celebrate the Pens’ back-to-back victories, and about 250,000 more people were downtown to celebrate.


Operations chief Guy Costa and Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich estimate the crowd size of the Penguins parade and rally at 650,000.

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The celebrations kicked off at 11 a.m. with a parade through the streets featuring local high school marching bands, Penguins staff and, of course, the players themselves.

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Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto later tweeted that not one arrest was made during the festivities.

The parade ended at Point State Park, where the team and personnel took the stage to speak to the cheering crowds.

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