49ers potential victory parade will be in San Francisco

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The San Francisco 49ers stand one victory away from their first championship in 25 years. If that victory comes to pass, the celebration for that win will be in downtown San Francisco.

According to Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle, former Mayor Willie Brown said that the parade to honor the team will be in San Francisco.

While it would normally seem obvious that a team would have its victory celebration in the city bearing its name, the 49ers no longer have a direct physical connection to San Francisco. Both their training facility and Levi’s Stadium are located in the city of Santa Clara, which resides 40 miles to the south of their previous home at Candlestick Park.

Brown, while saying he isn’t directly involved in the planning, brushed off the suggestion of the parade being in Santa Clara in part due to the city’s proclivity to end up in court with the team on a regular basis.

“And besides that,” Brown said, “there’s no way you can have a parade in Santa Clara. What do they have, one shopping mall?”

While planning a victory parade for a victory that has yet to happen can appear highly presumptive, the logistics to put such a production together on short notice is challenging and the wheels for such an event are usually in motion before the games ever kickoff. If the 49ers can bring a sixth Lombardi trophy back to California, the team can party like it’s 1995 in its namesake city.

15 responses to “49ers potential victory parade will be in San Francisco

  1. If they do NOT have one in Frisco if they win, then they will never hear the end of it, and may lose their claim that they are the SF 49ers or they have the right to the market in Frisco. Another NFL team may move into the City and claim that they are the Frisco whatevers.

  2. “And besides that,” Brown said, “there’s no way you can have a parade in Santa Clara. What do they have, one shopping mall?”
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    And 1 active NFL football stadium, which San Francisco does NOT have!

  3. Even though I understand these things have to be planned in advance, this is still bulletin board stuff for the Chiefs. Unless something similar is made public about them of course.

  4. We have the makings of a Colts vs Bears rematch…the Best QB in the league facing the best Defense in the league with an offense led by Jimmy Rex Grossman Garoppolo…

  5. scottishvike says:

    January 24, 2020 at 4:58 am

    Even though I understand these things have to be planned in advance, this is still bulletin board stuff for the Chiefs. Unless something similar is made public about them of course.
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    Again, what kind of bulletin board material does either of these teams need? Its the super bowl. Plus, Kansas City is doing the same planning. When the Royals won the World Series in 2015. The parade shut down the city. A Chiefs win, will draw more fans so they have started planning just in case.

  6. It would be a San Francisco treat!

    (Not gonna happen, though. I predict a KC masterpiece instead.)

  7. This will be the best defense Mahomes has had to face. I’m actually looking forward to a Super Bowl My favorite Patriots QB is playing in it and I finally watch KC games because of Mahomes.

    Kraft let 5 or 6 more SBs slip through his fingers by keeping Brady and trading Jimmy G. That was a Kraft decision and not a Belichick one. Belichick would’ve traded Brady in a heartbeat and kept Jimmy G.

  8. the Best QB in the league facing the best Defense in the league…

    Except the best QB in the league ISN’T facing the best Defense in the league. He has already faced four defenses ranked HIGHER than the 9ers and defeated them all.

  9. This is even simpler than which Kansas City the Chiefs will have a parade in (answer: Missouri).

    The Giants and Pats have their parades in Manhattan and Boston. The Niners in San Francisco. Move along.

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