Blackhawks' Stanley Cup victory parade will be held Thursday

Chicago will hold a Stanley Cup victory parade and rally for the Blackhawks on Thursday, the mayor's office announced Tuesday.

The parade will begin at 11 a.m. ET on Thursday and will run along Monroe Street beginning at Jefferson Street and continuing east to Michigan Avenue. A rally will be held afterward at Soldier Field. The rally will be a free ticketed event.

"The City of Chicago is so proud of the Blackhawks, which is why we are going to throw them a celebration that only Chicago can throw -- a celebration worthy of a hockey dynasty," Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a statement.

Tickets to the rally at Soldier Field will be available at Ticketmaster.com. There is a limit of four tickets per person. Soldier Field will open to ticket holders at 9 a.m. ET on Thursday.

The event will be available on ESPN3. Coverage starts at 11 a.m. ET.

The Blackhawks became the 2015 Stanley Cup champions by defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in six games in the finals. The Blackhawks clinched the series at the United Center on Monday, marking the first time the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup on home ice since 1938.

It's estimated that over 2 million people attended the Blackhawks' parade and Grant Park rally after the team won the Stanley Cup in 2013.