Washington Nationals World Series Parade 2019: Route, Road Closures, Live Stream Info for D.C. Celebration

For the first time in the franchise's history, the Washington Nationals are World Series champions and on Saturday, they will celebrate their victory in style with a parade in their honor.

On Wednesday, the Nationals clinched the 2019 World Series title by defeating the Houston Astros 6-2. The team's victory during the seventh and final game was surprising to many, as it meant they had to defy historic odds.

When Game 7 came around, neither the Nationals nor the Astros had won a home game and as Newsweek previously reported, no team ever became a World Series champion without a home win under their belt. With Game 7 taking place in Houston, a Nationals' victory would mean becoming the first team in history to win the World Series without ever winning a home game during the series.

However, a series of home runs, quality play and sheer tenacity left the Nationals heading home to Washington, D.C., victorious. Days after the historic win, fans will line the streets to applaud their team.

When and What Time Is the World Series Parade?

The Washington Nationals will celebrate their World Series victory with a parade through their home city, just as many of their predecessors have. The parade is scheduled for Saturday and set to begin at 2 p.m. EDT, according to Mayor Muriel Bowser's office.

Bowser encouraged Nationals fans who wanted to attend the parade to text "NATS" to 888-777. This would put them on a list to receive text message alerts related to safety, transit and weather updates.

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The Washington Nationals celebrate after defeating the Houston Astros in Game Seven to win the 2019 World Series at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday in Houston. On Saturday, fans will celebrate the victory with a parade in Washington, D.C. Bob Levey/Getty

Route and Road Closures

The parade will begin on Constitution Avenue NW at 15th Street NW. It will then move east along Constitution Avenue NW before concluding on Pennsylvania Avenue NW at 3rd Street NW.

Fans are encouraged to take public transportation to the parade route if they wanted to watch the team pass by on their way toward Pennsylvania Avenue. To get to the route by way of the metro, fans can take advantage of the Federal Triangle Station stop, located about two blocks from the start of the parade. Other nearby stops include Metro Center Station and McPherson Square. Due to road closures and limited parking, Bowser told fans to leave their cars at home.

Road closures started at 8 p.m. on Friday with:

  • 15th Street NW between Constitution Avenue NW & E Street NW
  • Constitution Avenue NW between 3rd Street NW & 6th Street NW
  • Pennsylvania Avenue NW between East crossover & 6th Street NW
  • Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 14th Street NW & 15th Street NW
  • 3rd Street NW between Constitution Avenue NW & Madison Drive NW

Additional roads would be closed beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, which Bowser's office identified as:

  • Constitution Avenue NW between 17th Street NW & 6th Street NW
  • Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 15th Street NW & 6th Street NW
  • 15th Street NW between New York Avenue NW & Independence Avenue SW*
  • 14th Street NW between New York Avenue NW & Independence Avenue SW*
  • 13th Street NW between H Street NW & Pennsylvania Avenue NW*
  • 12th Street NW between E Street NW & Constitution Avenue NW
  • 11th Street NW between E Street NW & Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • 10th Street NW between E Street NW & Constitution Avenue NW
  • 9th Street NW between E Street NW & Constitution Avenue NW to include the 9th Street Tunnel
  • 7th Street NW between E Street NW & Independence Avenue SW
  • 6th Street NW between Indiana Avenue NW & Constitution Avenue NW
  • 4th Street NW between Pennsylvania Avenue NW & Independence Avenue SW
  • 3rd Street NW between D Street NW & Independence Avenue SW
  • Maryland Avenue SW between 3rd Street SW & Independence Avenue SW
  • Inbound 12th ramp from Virginia to D.C.
  • 12th Street ramp from Independence Avenue SW (no traffic allowed into 12th St. Tunnel)
  • Inbound 14th Street Bridge (all traffic will go eastbound on I-695/I-395)
  • Inbound 14th Street HOV (all traffic will be sent eastbound on I-695/ I-395)
  • Westbound I-395 exit to 12th Street Tunnel (No access to tunnel)

Roads with an asterisk next to them indicate that local traffic can travel south to E Street NW and northbound traffic can travel north from E Street NW. Streets will reopen beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Parking Restrictions

Along with blocking off streets to traffic, Bowser's office announced cars would be restricted from parking on a number of roads in the city. Parking on Pennsylvania Avenue NW between Constitution Avenue and 3rd Sreet NW would be restricted beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, through 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Then, starting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, parking would be restricted on the following roads:

  • Constitution Avenue NW between 15th Street NW & 3rd Street NW
  • Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 12th Street NW & 3rd Street NW
  • 15th Street NW between Constitution Avenue NW & E Street NW
  • Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 14th Street NW & 15th Street NW
  • 14th Street NW between Constitution Avenue NW & Independence Avenue SW
  • 7th Street NW between Pennsylvania Avenue NW & Independence Avenue SW
  • 6th Street NW between Pennsylvania Avenue NW & Constitution Avenue NW
  • 4th Street NW between Constitution Avenue NW & Independence Avenue SW
  • 3rd Street NW between D Street NW & Independence Avenue SW

How to Watch, Live Stream

For fans unable to attend the parade can watch it online or on television.

Starting at 2 p.m., the MLB Network will air the parade nationwide. The MLB Network is also available on desktops, iPhones, iPads and supported Android smartphones and tablets. However, users will need a TV subscription to access live content.

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