The original estimate for the number of people showing up to watch the Blackhawks parade today was around 350,000. That estimate may soon be exceeded. Currently, it’s being reported that 300,000 have already lined the parade route, with some having arrived as early as 2:00am.
More fans are reportedly still on the way, clogging CTA and Metra trains in an attempt to get down to the parade route. While the parade buses are supposed to start shortly, they seem to be somewhat delayed, so in transit fans still have time to make their way down to the event.