|HOUSTON – More than one million people lined the streets of downtown Houston to celebrate the 2022 World Series Champions during a 1.7-mile parade that included marching bands, players, and confetti-lined streets.
According to the Mayor’s Office of Special Events (MOSE), today’s crowd exceeded the 2017 World Series Parade, but it will take a few days to determine the crowd size.
Mayor Sylvester Turner, who rode on a float with members of the team, owner Jim Crane, and Manager Dusty Baker, thanked the attendees and everyone who worked to make the event successful.
«With the eyes of the world watching, today was a great day to be a Houstonian, and I am extremely proud of the Astros and everyone who came out to support the organization,» said Mayor Turner. «When Houston shows up, we show out, and today’s event is proof that people in the nation’s fourth-largest city can unite for a common cause and celebrate in a safe and fun environment.»