City officials ban backpacks for Miami Heat championship parade

Inside Hoops - 2 years ago.

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 [...]... Read more

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