Blackhawks Rally Set For Thursday At Solider Field
The city warned Hawks fans to be on the lookout for scammers: "We urge fans NOT to BUY tickets from any person or website as only free tickets obtained from Ticketmaster can be verified as valid for entry," the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events said in an email. "All others should be assumed to be invalid or counterfeit."
The parade will honor the Blackhawks' Stanley Cup win on Monday, when the Hawks took down the Tampa Bay Lightning, 2-0, in Game Six. The victory was the Hawks' first Stanley Cup win at home in 77 years.
The last Blackhawks parade ended in Grant Park. With much of the park still wet fromMonday's storms, and potentially more rain on the way, Grant Park's biggest booster is glad this year's parade is moving somewhere else.
"It is a wise choice to move the Blackhawks rally to Soldier Field. Grant Park is just too wet and the turf would be trashed but without the funds like with Lolla to repair it," Grant Park Conservancy President Bob O'Neill said in an email. "This will be much better."