New York City will host a ticker tape parade on Wednesday to honor the U.S. Women's World Cup championship team and present them with the keys to the city.
"On and off the field," said
Mayor Bill de Blasio
, "this team represents what's best about New York City and our nation. The confidence, grit, and perseverance of the U.S. women's national soccer team serve as an
inspiration to all who watch them."
New York City has hosted 206 parades along the Canyon of Heroes since the first one in 1886 celebrating the dedication of the Statue of Liberty.
The last ticker tape parade held in New York City was to honor the USA's 2015 World Cup victory. That parade was the first time a women's athletic team was honored.
about the parade and City Hall ceremony will be released on Monday morning.