Fans of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrated their team's Stanley Cup with a parade and rally on Friday.
Thousands of supporters lined up along Chicago's Michigan Avenue and other streets for a ticker tape parade to celebrate the team's win over Philadelphia.
Team players and officials rode in red double-decker buses as fans cheered them along the route.
As the buses passed, chants of "Let's go Hawks! Let's go Hawks" echoed from the fans celebrating the team's first championship since 1961.
Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews rode in the last bus, holding the Stanley Cup as confetti poured down on the parade route.
According to CNN affiliate WGN, those closest to the parade route waited at least six hours for a spot, forgoing water and bathroom breaks for a chance to be close to the Stanley Cup winning team.
"It means everything to me," Rodolfo Frias told WGN. "History is being made and I've got a front row seat to see it."
Crowds rushed into the street after the last parade bus passed, forcing police to keep them at a distance from the Blackhawks players.
After the parade, a championship rally attracted thousands of fans near the Chicago River.
Fire officials told WGN that a number of people had to be treated for heat exhaustion and dehydration at Friday's events.
Mayor Richard Daley said private sponsors paid for the parade and would not cost taxpayers any money.