CLEVELAND, Ohio-- The FOX 8 I-Team has found the City of Cleveland has not yet started planning for a possible Indians baseball parade, but in the meantime, we’ve found the whopping cost to the city for the Cavs championship parade.
The city tells the I-Team, it cost $597,571.18 for police, plus $8,393.67 for EMS, and $2793.28 for Public Works.
Nonetheless, Indians fans are hoping for another parade. One said, he’s already getting calls from out-of-town friends asking about parade plans. Another fan said she’s seen group postings on Facebook about Indians parade plans.
City Hall says no planning yet. The team’s just in the American League Championship Series, and no one wants to jinx anything.
A manager at Flannery’s downtown said she’s hoping for a baseball parade, but perhaps this time with more barricades on the streets.
During the Cavs parade, the crowd became much bigger than anyone predicted, and fans clogged the streets.
In fact, the I-Team heard police radio traffic with top brass, moments before the parade, wondering if they should cancel it because they didn’t know how to get the parade through the massive crowds.
In the end, the only trouble came after the Cavs parade and celebration with shots fired downtown.
If there is an Indians parade, we met one man who definitely won’t be attending. A Blue Jays fan; we met him downtown getting ready to go see Game 1 of this playoff series.