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Chicago Sky Championship Celebration to Be Held Tuesday in the City

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The Chicago Sky’s championship celebration will be held in the city Tuesday. The parade and rally will start at the Wintrust Arena and end in Millennium Park.

The Chicago Sky's championship celebration will be held in the city Tuesday, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced.

The city will hold a downtown parade and rally starting at the Wintrust Arena and ending in Millennium Park.

According to the newly-released details, the parade will begin at 11 a.m. as the team departs from Wintrust Arena and arrives at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park at noon.

"The City of Chicago could not be prouder of our winning Chicago Sky," Lightfoot said in a statement. "We are thrilled to throw a celebration worthy of this historic moment in Chicago sports and congratulate the Sky for bringing our city its first WNBA title. Let's get ready to paint the town #SkyTown!" 

According to the city, the parade will travel north on Michigan Avenue from Roosevelt Road to Randolph Street, then head east to the pavilion. Street closures are expected along the route.

"Fans are encouraged to cheer on the Sky along the parade route," the city said in a release.

The rally at Millennium Park will be free and open to the public.

Anyone who attends will need to pass a security screening at select entrances off Michigan Avenue and Monroe Street.

"While attendees are not required to be vaccinated to attend, it is highly encouraged," the city said. "Please do not attend if you do not feel well or recently tested positive for COVID-19."

The Chicago Sky are WNBA champions for the first time in history after beating the Phoenix Mercury 80-74 in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals.

After losing the first three quarters to Phoenix, the Sky came out on top in front of a sold-out home crowd at Wintrust Arena,"

"This is amazing," Candace Parker, a Naperville-native who signed with the Sky in the offseason, said on winning her second WNBA title. "Look at the city, man. They all showed up."