City officials ban backpacks for Miami Heat championship paradePosted by Inside Hoops
The Heat will have their championship parade Monday, and city officials say fans will not be allowed to carry backpacks.
An estimated 400,000 fans packed the route last season after the Heat won the 2012 title. The parade will be followed by an event for season-ticket holders at the team’s home arena, where the parade will end.
Several major events have not allowed fans to carry backpacks or bags of a certain size after the Boston Marathon bombings earlier this year, including the Penn Relays and horse racing’s Triple Crown races.
Reported by the Associated Press