PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - The National Champion Villanova Wildcats will be parading through the city of Philadelphia for the second time in two years this Thursday.
The Wildcats will begin their celebration at 11 a.m. at 20th and Market Streets. The parade will end at Dilworth Park.
Villanova University will be closed on Thursday for the parade festivities.
Extra capacity will be added to SEPTA's Norristown High Speed Line (NHSL), Market-Frankford Line (MFL) and Broad Street Line (BSL) to accommodate the expected crowds.
Parade routing will impact SEPTA service through Center City. Bus Routes 2, 4, 7, 16, 17, 27, 31, 32, 33, 38, 44, 48, 62, 124 and 125 will be detoured around City Hall and Dilworth Park from approximately 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Thursday. Complete detour information will be posted here.
Nova reclaimed the National Championship title on Monday night with a 79-62 of Michigan.
More details about the parade are expected to be released later this week.