By Lorie Hailey
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 9, 2013) — Mayor Greg Fischer’s office is working with the University of Louisville on plans for a parade and community celebration for the men’s and women’s basketball teams, the mayor announced Tuesday afternoon. The date and time of the event will depend on many factors, including when both Cardinals teams and their coaches will be in Louisville at the same time.
The Cardinals were crowned the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Champions last night in Atlanta, topping Michigan 82-76 and bringing home the school’s third national title. The Lady Cardinals play UConn tonight for the NCAA Women’s Championship title. Broadcast live from New Orleans on ESPN, the game begins at 8:30 p.m.
Reports that a celebratory parade is scheduled for Wednesday are inaccurate, Fischer said. There will be a parade, he said, but the plans are not finalized. Cardinals fans should wait for word from his office before making their plans.
“We will advise the media and the public as soon as the event is finalized – and in plenty of time for people to plan to attend,” Fischer said on his Facebook page. “Go Lady Cards – make it a double!”
After Monday night’s win, the mayor said: “we’re going to throw the biggest party and ticker-tape parade this city has ever seen.”
Facebook friends urged the mayor to schedule the party and parade for the evening or weekend so that all fans can attend.