Boston braces for a million-strong crowd at Patriots' victory parade

BOSTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - More than 1 million people are expected to pack into the streets of Boston on Tuesday to celebrate the New England Patriots' record-tying sixth Super Bowl win.

A parade of World War Two-era amphibious duck boats will carry players including quarterback Tom Brady, tight end Rob Gronkowski and cornerback Stephon Gilmore, through the crowds celebrating the team's 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams.

Unseasonably warm weather -- with a forecast high of 58 Fahrenheit (14.4 Celsius) -- is likely to swell crowd sizes at the city's 12th professional sports championship parade since 2001, Mayor Marty Walsh told reporters on Monday.

"We're anticipating the biggest turnout you could possibly have when you think about public safety," Walsh said. He noted that prior championship parades have drawn 500,000 to 1 million fans, with smaller numbers coming in winters like that of the team's 2015 Super Bowl win when Boston streets got some 9 feet (2.7 m) of snow.

Take a look at the Patriots' parade after Super Bowl LI: 

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BOSTON - FEBRUARY 7: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady raises a Lombardi Trophy during the rally in City Hall Plaza following the Patriots Super Bowl LI Victory Parade in Boston on Feb. 7, 2017. Head coach Bill Belichick is behind him. (Photo by Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON - FEBRUARY 7: New England Patriots fans celebrate during New England Patriots Super Bowl LI Victory Parade in Boston on Feb. 7, 2017. (Photo by Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 07: Fans watch the New England Patriots Super Bowl victory parade on February 7, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime in Super Bowl 51. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 07: Members of the Boston Police celebrate during the Super Bowl victory parade on February 7, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime in Super Bowl 51. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 07: Members of the New England Patriots react during the Super Bowl victory parade on February 7, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 07: Fans watch the New England Patriots Super Bowl victory parade on February 7, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime in Super Bowl 51. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)
BOSTON - FEBRUARY 7: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady prepares to throw back the ball he caught from someone in the crowd on Tremont Street during the New England Patriots Super Bowl LI Victory Parade in Boston on Feb. 7, 2017. Jacoby Brissett, wearing a Brady jersey, stands next to him, with Jimmy Garoppolo at right. (Photo by Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 07: The Vince Lombardi trophy is held during the New England Patriots Super Bowl victory parade on February 7, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime in Super Bowl 51. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 07: Martellus Bennett of the New England Patriots reacts during the Super Bowl victory parade on February 7, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime in Super Bowl 51. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)
BOSTON - FEBRUARY 7: A fan raises a hand during the New England Patriots Super Bowl LI Victory Parade in Boston on Feb. 7, 2017. (Photo by Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 07: Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots drinks beer during the Super Bowl victory parade on February 7, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime in Super Bowl 51. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 07: Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots drinks beer during the Super Bowl victory parade on February 7, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime in Super Bowl 51. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)
BOSTON - FEBRUARY 7: Matt Santo shows off his tattoo during New England Patriots Super Bowl LI Victory Parade in Boston on Feb. 7, 2017. (Photo by Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 07: New England Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich reacts to the crowd during the Patriots victory parade on February 7, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime in Super Bowl 51. (Photo by Michael J. Ivins/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 07: New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft waves to the crowd during a Super Bowl victory parade on February 7, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime in Super Bowl 51. (Photo by Michael J. Ivins/Getty Images)
BOSTON - FEBRUARY 7: Signs in storefronts support the team as fans line the route along Boylston Street during the New England Patriots Super Bowl LI Victory Parade in Boston on Feb. 7, 2017. (Photo by Lane Turner/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON - FEBRUARY 7: From left: New England Patriots' Jimmy Garoppolo, Jacoby Brissett and Tom Brady celebrate during the New England Patriots Super Bowl LI Victory Parade in Boston on Feb. 7, 2017. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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The parade will kick off at 11 a.m. EST (1600 GMT) at Boston's Prudential Tower and roll down Boylston Street to City Hall. (Reporting by Scott Malone Editing by Tom Brown)

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