TAMPA, Fla. — The Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers are celebrating their victory with a boat parade amid continued concern over the coronavirus pandemic.
The parade Wednesday afternoon was held on the Hillsborough River near downtown Tampa.
At one point, quarterback Tom Brady was captured on video tossing the championship Lombardi Trophy from his boat to his shirtless teammate Rob Gronkowski in another boat. That brought wild cheers from fans and players.
Mayor Jane Castor emphasized that people attending the parade must wear masks outdoors and observe social distancing rules. Bucs official Brian Ford says fans should heed the rules.
Below are some of the moments captured of the boat parade:
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Fans from all over Tampa Bay headed to Curtis Hixton Park to celebrate the Bucs' big win
Sports Anchor Kevin Lewis gives the breakdown of the Bucs' Super Bowl boat parade
Bucs fans are elated as they cap off the end of a perfect season with our hometown team winning the Super Bowl and celebrating with a boat parade along the Tampa Riverwalk.
For many, being part of this celebration is something they’ll cherish for the rest of their lives.
“I’ve always dreamed about this since I was a little kid. Just seeing a Bucs victory,” Bucs fan Ben Bekavac said.
Fans from all across Tampa Bay flocked to the Hillsborough River to cheer on the Bucs
The Bucs' boat parade ended in a private event with just the team
Reporter JJ Burton was along the parade route and got the chance to talk to fans at Curtis Hixon Park
Anchor Paul LaGrone was out on the water watching the Bucs celebrate their big win
Anchor Jamison Uhler and Chief Meteorologist Denis Phillips give us a recap of the parade
Reporter Jasmine Styles got a bird's eye view of the boat parade for the Bucs
A ceremony for the Buccaneers just wrapped up and now Erik Waxler takes us through the boat parade
Sean Daly and Kyle Burger breakdown some of the major events that happened during the boat parade
At one point, quarterback Tom Brady was captured on video tossing the championship Lombardi Trophy from his boat to his shirtless teammate Rob Gronkowski in another boat.
A champagne shower happened aboard Tom Brady's boat
Gronk took his shirt off during the parade and wanted everyone else to be shirtless, too.
Mike Evans joined in on the celebrations by tossing a football around
Gronk and Tom Brady party on the Hillsborough River for the Bucs' Super Bowl parade