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Fans, City Ready to Get White Hot for Heat Parade

Barricades are up and fans are ready for Monday's celebration



    (Published Sunday, June 24, 2012)

    Since Thursday's thunderous celebration in the streets of Miami, come Monday, the city is ready to get white hot again.

    The barricades are up, victory signs aplenty and the Miami Heat pride is hard to miss. The city kicks off its 90-minute celebration for the new champs at 11 a.m. The route starts at SW 8th street and 2nd Avenue, heads east to Brickell Avenue and north on Biscayne Boulevard.

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    "I love Miami and I love the craziness and excitement and this time, it's really special. The parade tomorrow is what we've been waiting for since we got LeBron,” said Miami Heat fan Alan Sorter.

    These Heat fans flew down from New Jersey for the finals. And now that they've caught up on sleep, they're are ready for round two, trying to fit in the only way they know how.

    "I have all my itinerary, I even bought some pots and pans myself, so I'm going a long way for that,” said Kimble Wright.

    Over at La Moon restaurant in Brickell, management will doubled their staff for Monday, open an hour earlier and offer 10 percent off menu items during the parade.

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    "I'm very excited, I'm a big Heat fan so, and to have it the parade here by my job is awesome,” said Kiara Herrera, a worker at La Moon Restaurant.

    Down the street, Mama Lucia Pizza and Pasta expects to at least triple sales on Monday.

    "When they win on Thursday night, we've been packed all night long, when we left here it was like 6 o clock in the morning," Antonio Scotto, the owner of Mama Lucia Pizza and Pasta, told NBC 6.

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    Outside on 8th street, cleaners swept the sidewalks and corners along the parade route early Sunday morning as the city braced for Monday’s large crowds.

    The city will add 160 police officers to secure the streets. Miami-Dade Transit is bulking up services on the Metromover and Metrorail, which will run every 15 minutes.

    SW 8th Street will close at 10:30 a.m. and reopen for traffic as soon as the last of the parade passes, officials said.

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    The Miami Heat Victory Parade ends outside the American Airlines Arena at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, with the team heading inside for a private party. Unfortunately tickets to that celebration are already sold out.

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