BOSTON (WWLP) – A continuing snowstorm cleanup was not enough to stop thousands of fans from descending upon Boston as the New England Patriots took a triumphant duck boat ride through the city. The Patriots won their fourth Super Bowl championship on Sunday, after beating the Seattle Seahawks, 28-24.
Dressed in Patriots gear, fans shouted, cheered, and waved signs as boat after boat of players and team officials paraded down Boylston and Tremont Streets between the Prudential Center and Boston City Hall.
Wednesday’s victory parade went on as planned after being postponed a day due to the snowstorm clean up throughout Massachusetts. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh defended his decision to hold the parade Wednesday, even though the city has struggled to dig out from back-to-back snow storms.
Mayor Walsh said on Tuesday that many people suggested delaying the parade until Saturday, but he said that’s was not feasible because much of the team is leaving the area.
“The problem is we wouldn’t be having the players that we want to cheer on here in the City of Boston because their vacation starts as well. Their season is over; their work day is over for all intents and purposes so they have a chance to go spend some time with their family,” said Mayor Walsh.