Chicago Fact: Grant Park has seen two events of great importance for American culture - the 1968 Democratic Convention protests and the 2008 election night acceptance speech of Barack Obama.
(October 28, 2005) – Today a parade of 6 Double Deckers and 5 Trolleys carried the Chicago White Sox through a sea of ticker-tape and loud cheers as they celebrated their first World Series win since 1917. Hundreds of thousands of fans dressed in black and white came out to see the World Series Champions riding victoriously through downtown and to celebrate with them.
“Even the smallest fans had a great view of their heroes because the players were riding above the crowd,” said Chicago Double Decker President, Rob Pierson. “Every fan that turned out felt like a part of the celebration.”
The Chicago Trolley Company provided 6 Double Deckers and 5 Trolleys for the White Sox World Series Parade that started at U.S. Cellular Field, rode through several Southside neighborhoods and ended in the Loop.
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The Chicago Trolley Company began operating in 1994 and has since grown to become the largest Trolley and Double Decker fleet in the Midwest. The Chicago Trolley Company operates Chicago’s premier Hop On Hop Off city sightseeing tours, and offers professional transportation for private groups interested in Specialty Tours or special events such as weddings or corporate outings. For more information on the Chicago Trolley Company, please visit www.chicagotrolley.com or call (773) 648-5000.