City honors Chiefs with grand parade

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    KANSAS CITY. — The Chiefs will be honored for their Super Bowl LIV victory with a parade on Wednesday, officials in Kansas City, Mo., announced.

    The Chiefs Kingdom Champions Parade will begin at 12:30 p.m. ET, and festivities will conclude with a rally at Union Station beginning about two hours later.

    Schools throughout the Kansas City metro area began canceling classes for the day to allow students to attend.

    “For the first time in 50 years, our Kansas City Chiefs are bringing home the Vince Lombardi trophy, and we’re all excited to celebrate with our players and fans,” Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said in a news release. He added via Twitter that he wanted to see “ALL of #ChiefsKingdom there.”

    A rally for the Kansas City Royals, following their 2015 World Series title, drew an estimated 800,000 to the site of Wednesday’s planned Chiefs gathering.

    The Chiefs rallied in the fourth quarter of Sunday night’s game to defeat the San Francisco 49ers 31-20. It was their first Super Bowl win — and appearance — since Super Bowl IV in 1970.