City officials announced the route for a parade celebrating the University of South Carolina women’s basketball national championship win.
Mayor Steve Benjamin said the parade is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. Sunday at City Hall, 1737 Main St., and will end with a rally at the State House, 1100 Gervais St.
Benjamin said the parade route was finalized during a meeting Tuesday morning.
“These incredible young ladies and Coach (Dawn) Staley secured the bag by bringing home a national championship, and the entire community wants to congratulate them on their hard work,” Mayor Benjamin said in a news release. “Our men’s team also proved to be a force this season under Coach (Frank) Martin in making it to the Final Four. This has truly been a basketball season that Carolina fans will never forget.”
Some of the participants expected at the parade aside from the women’s basketball team include USC’s band, cheerleaders and Cocky the mascot.
Starting at noon Sunday, no parking will be allowed on Main Street between Laurel and Gervais streets.
The university also postponed a celebration for the team due to inclement weather, which was originally scheduled for Monday afternoon and then later that night.
USC has not announced when that celebration will be but did mention it will be announced later this week.
USC alumnus Darius Rucker is planning to host a free concert at Colonial Life Arena Wednesday to celebrate the football team’s six wins last season.