How much did the Stanley Cup parade and rally cost? And who pays?

WASHINGTON — The Washington Capitals’ bragging rights for being Stanley Cup Champions will last at least a year. How long will it take to pay off Tuesday’s rally and parade? That’s not so clear.

Preliminary estimates put the total cost of Tuesday’s festivities are between $380,000 and $400,000 city spokeswoman LaToya Foster said.

Events DC, which is funded through tourism-related taxes, is picking up a quarter-million of the bill.

“D.C. government was proud to support public safety and cleanup efforts for the Stanley Cup championship parade, which were a tremendous success because of the fans, the players and the workers,” John Falcicchio, chief of staff to Mayor Muriel Bowser, told WTOP in an email.

“This past week has been a fantastic experience for the sports capital, and we look forward to doing it again next year. #Back2Back,” Falcicchio wrote.

At Tuesday’s rally, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser thanked everyone who helped make the parade a success, focusing on the police, fire and public works departments:

“I want to thank all of the people that not only have helped us have a wonderful parade — but remember when you filled the streets of Washington, D.C., when our team was 2,400 miles away — they kept us safe.”

Kristi King

Kristi King is a veteran reporter who has been working in the WTOP newsroom since 1990. She covers everything from breaking news to consumer concerns and the latest medical developments.

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