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Heat victory parade scheduled for Monday, backpacks will not be allowed

Jun 23, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

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The Heat will hold their victory parade on the streets of Miami beginning at 11 a.m. ET on Monday, and among the heightened security measures in place will be the banning of backpacks by city officials.

Backpacks were used by those who set off the bombs at the Boston Marathon a couple of months back, so naturally, organizers of large events are going to do everything they can from a security standpoint to prevent something like that from happening in the future.

From the Associated Press:

Several major events have not allowed fans to carry backpacks or bags of a certain size after the Boston Marathon bombings earlier this year, including the Penn Relays and horse racing’s Triple Crown races. Earlier this month, the NFL said it would also not allow backpacks in its stadiums this coming season.

Additional tips for attending the parade can be found on the Miami-Dade county web site.

The parade route is almost two miles long, and will start at the corner of SW 8th Street and 2nd Avenue, head east on 8th Street then north on Brickell Avenue, across the bridge and north on Biscayne Boulevard, before ending at the American Airlines Arena. A map of the route can be seen below.

An estimated 400,000 people attended the Heat’s parade a season ago.


  1. bat42boy - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Who Cares!!!

    • hehateme2 - Jun 24, 2013 at 7:24 AM

      Should be great! THE HEAT RULE!

  2. melkipershero - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    Its sad we live in a world where backpacks arent allowed. Wherever that brother from the Boston bombings is I hope the crap has been officially knocked out of him, literally.

  3. mudhead123 - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    Better beef up on police… It’s a basketball celebration… 90% welfare

  4. 1972wasalongtimeago - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    You know what it means when you can’t have backpacks at your championship parade?

    Means you’re the champion!

  5. cantonbound13 - Jun 23, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    Backpacks no, bandwagons yes?

    • hehateme2 - Jun 24, 2013 at 7:25 AM

      Boring dribble…. always from you troll. Enjoy the parade- We all know you’ll be watching.

      • cantonbound13 - Jun 24, 2013 at 8:50 AM

        You leaving early? It’s going to be nice & hot!

    • jimmymarlinsfan - Jun 24, 2013 at 10:19 AM

      Did you enjoy the Knicks title run last year? Oh. They didn’t win last year? Sorry. We did

      • cantonbound13 - Jun 24, 2013 at 10:20 AM

        Hope you’re going to the parade. If you haven’t heard, No water is allowed.

      • jimmymarlinsfan - Jun 24, 2013 at 10:22 AM

        If I lived in Florida, I’d bring some champagne, it is a championship party after all!

      • cantonbound13 - Jun 24, 2013 at 10:23 AM

        Oh that’s right, you live in Boston & claim to be a Heat fan, right. Bandwagonstrong!

      • jimmymarlinsfan - Jun 24, 2013 at 10:29 AM

        Bandwagon strong since 1989 knucklehead

      • cantonbound13 - Jun 24, 2013 at 1:03 PM

        & sadly proud of it

  6. ivanoiurares40 - Jun 24, 2013 at 6:00 AM

    Reblogged this on TheSlashDash.

  7. cantonbound13 - Jun 24, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    I wonder if Arrison will treat all the players to one of his amazing cruises. I don’t think he’ll take that chance.

  8. 1972wasalongtimeago - Jun 24, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    To this point, CB13 has posted 1/3 of all the comments on an article regarding the Miami Heat’s Championship Parade. Dude. You know you’re only making it more enjoyable for us, right?

    Notice how Mr. Wright, PaulHargis, Tampajoey, and most of the rest have realized there are better things for them to do with their time.

    • cantonbound13 - Jun 24, 2013 at 1:01 PM

      I was quiet until I noticed all the love for me on the comment boards. It seems like every article after game 7, some bandwagoner would mention my name. So why disappoint my fans? Enjoy your little parade. By the way, when do you get your ring?

  9. canehouse - Jun 24, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    cantonbound… ur the absolute biggest A-HOLE! Ur a clueless slack-jawed rube… ur hate will only result in more despair in ur pathetic existence!!!!!


    • cantonbound13 - Jun 24, 2013 at 1:48 PM

      Maybe you’ll take the “offseason” and work on that GED. That way next season no one can laugh at how illiterate you sound.

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