Chicago Cubs World Series Victory Parade WGN America

Chicago Cubs World Series Victory Parade to Air Ad-Free on WGN America

It’s a celebration that only happens once every 108 years — and WGN America is making sure you can see every minute of it, no matter where you live.

Friday’s Chicago Cubs victory parade, commemorating their first World Series win since 1908, will air nationwide on WGN America without commercial interruption, the network announced Thursday. The Cubs took the title in Wednesday’s instant-classic Game 7, topping the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in 10 innings.

The whole roster, including World Series MVP Ben Zobrist, will be on hand for the parade down the streets of Chicago. And those streets should be packed with fans, since this is the long-suffering franchise’s first championship in more than a century. (Celebrity Cubs fans like Bill Murray, John Cusack and Eddie Vedder were on hand for the decisive Game 7.)

The Cubs’ big win was a big win for Fox, too: 40 million fans tuned in for Wednesday’s Game 7, making it the most-watched MLB game in 25 years.

A start time for the Cubs victory parade has yet to be announced; WGN America is in 80 million homes nationwide.

Will you tune in to celebrate with the Cubs? Hit the comments and wear your fandom with pride.

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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  1. Lillian says:

    Free from incessant political ads, too! Woo hoo! Yay Cubbies!

  2. iHeart says:

    bummer, we don’t have that network in Canada, our WGN is just a superstation now

  3. lrdslvrhnd says:

    Awesome decision. Hopefully the announcers aren’t continually hawking something to make up for it.

  4. javafiend says:

    I would love to watch it, but alas no WGN in my area. Anyone want to post a link for a free WGN stream? Congrats Cubbies! This Mets fan was rooting for you.

  5. jose lopez says:

    I,am a Yankee fan for life but you Chicago fans are the best and me as a baseball fan you guys deserve that champion ship.well done Chicago proud off you

  6. jose lopez says:

    I’ll be watching the parade tomorrow from orlando florida

  7. GEM says:

    I’ll be watching from Belize City, Belize (not really :). Dependent on the time I’ll be at work :(

  8. Cubs Fan says:

    Friday, November 4th
    9 am – 2 pm Central Time
    >>> Watch LIVE online! <<<

  9. Thank you for honoring our Cubbies! Hats off to you!