New England Patriots Had Over 1 Million At Super Bowl 51 Rally In Boston On Tuesday
An estimated one million people turned out on the streets of Boston on a cold, wet and dreary day to celebrate arguably the greatest championship win in the region’s long and storied legacy of sports.
The rally took approximately 90 minutes to roll from the Hynes Convention down Boylston Street, onto Boston Common, where it turned left on Tremont Street. The rally then proceed briefly through the financial district before crossing over to Government Center, before ending at Boston City Hall.
The crowd estimated by Boston Police was over a million, challenging the number from the 2004 Red Sox rolling rally and the 2002 Patriots rally that kicked off Boston’s 16-year run of 10 championships.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady addressed the crowd at the end at City Hall.
“These players, they’ve worked harder than any team I’ve ever coached,” Belichick told the crowd at City Hall. “They came to work every day and there were no days off.”
The coach then led the crowd in a chant of “NO DAYS OFF.”
“I told you we were going to bring this sucker home, and we brought it home,” Brady said, clutching the Lombardi he showed off during the rally. “Thank you, guys. We do it for you, we do it for us.”