MIAMI -- The Heat will celebrate the team's third championship on Monday. City officials say fans attending the parade will not be allowed to carry backpacks. An estimated 400,000 fans packed last season's parade after the Heat won the NBA title.
The parade will be followed by an event for season-ticket holders at American Airlines Arena, the Heat's home court. The Heat parade is just one of several major events that have not allowed fans to carry backpacks after the Boston Marathon bombings earlier this year.
Miami won the NBA championship Thursday night, beating the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 in Game Seven of the Finals.