Traffic Delays: America’s Cup Celebrations

December 3, 2014

The police have advised that traffic delays are likely due to the America’s Cup celebrations today [Dec 3], which will see Front Street closed off at 5.30pm, with the celebration set to include the Bermuda Regiment Band, the Gombeys, fire dancer performances, live music, 3-cannon salute and a fireworks display.

A police spokesperson said, “The official America’s Cup motorcade is anticipated to leave from the L.F. Wade International Airport shortly after 2pm and travel via police escort to the Cabinet grounds arriving around 3pm.

“Following a reception hosted by the Premier at the Cabinet Office, the America’s Cup Celebration Party is scheduled to start around 5:30pm on Front Street in the City of Hamilton.

“As a result, motorists should be aware that traffic delays are expected along the motorcade route as well as in and around the City of Hamilton this afternoon.

“In particular, the following road closure and no parking advisory should be noted:

Roads Closed to All Vehicles between 5:00pm and 8:30pm

  • Front Street between Queen Street and Court Street.
  • Burnaby Street between Front Street and Reid Street.

No Parking between 5:00pm and 8:30pm

  • Front Street – both sides – between Queen Street and Court Street.
  • Burnaby Street – both sides – between Reid Street and Front Street.
  • Parliament Street – both sides – between Reid Street and Front Street.

Closure of No. 1 & No. 5 Car Parks

  • Motorists are reminded that all cars and motorcycles should be removed from No.1 and No.5 car parks by 5:00pm Wednesday.

“In addition, the Bermuda Police Service is authorized to divert traffic, restrict and authorize parking as the Commissioner of Police decides,” a spokesperson added.

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  1. JohnBoy says:

    A little excited are we?

  2. js says:

    interesting to see who shows up

    • serengeti says:

      yeah. We can compare the turnout with the number that went to the town hall last night.

  3. opressed says:

    Okay, if the ZBM weather Lady, Halle Berry, or Jennifer Lopez came here I can see doing all this, but this is some piece of silverware not a trophy like the afore mentioned Ladies.

  4. A Better Bermuda says:

    Sigh! Haters are gonna hate…this is the equivalent of the carrying the torch ceremonies for the Olympics. Stay home and mope for all the rest us care. This is the best news we’ve all had in a long time and I for one am going to celebrate.


      Def no the equivilent. On another article someone use the Olympics as a reference and everyon on there agreed in saying that there is no comparison.

  5. Coffee says:

    Spending borrowed money to borrow more money to host something that MIGHT break even ! CELEBRATION TIME COME ON !

    • A Better Bermuda says:

      Break even would be way better than we’ve been used to at least. If only borrowing had been as important to you when we were being bled to death with a bloated civil service, out of control and unnecessary capital projects, we wouldn’t even been needing to have this conversation. But alas, it wasn’t. Only now, is it an issue when everyone is celebrating the biggest thing that will ever happen to Bermuda. Desperation.

  6. Guess Who says:

    We should be PROUD! That it!

  7. Infidelguy says:

    It’s very interesting to see that very few people are questioning this government’s spending of money on what seems to quite an ostentatious celebration party. Where did this money all-of-a-sudden come from? Perhaps Mr. Richards has money tree somewhere that he has been hiding from us? :)

    I’m not saying that the America’s Cup is not a good thing for (some of) us, but I can only image the negative comments that this blog would be filled with had the opposite party still been the government and decided to throw a party like this.

    • A Better Bermuda says:


    • A Better Bermuda says:

      Ostentatious celebration party…..coming from the champagne party and their caviar dreams…..bwaaaaaaaaaaa

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      There would be very little chance of the PLP hosting this party. If the PLP were Government the cup & the party would be in San Diego tonight. Bermuda would have been cut from the possible locations for the AC at the first meeting with PLP officials.

      This is much more than sport. It is very big business. AC officials are only going to deal with people who understand business.

  8. Common Sense says:

    Clearly, we still have a few folks who simply do not realise the enormity of tiny Bermuda hosting the oldest and one of the most prestigous sporting events in the World. I would like to think that the Opposition Party are fully in support of this remarkable achievement and will be actively encouraging everyone to give it their enthusiastic support.

    • A Better Bermuda says:

      Don’t hold your breath. It will always be party before country with them.

  9. PANGAEA says:

    Tolerance works every time.

    Not every thing in life go the way we hope for.

    Having the ability to forecast the inevitable is not easy.

    Being able to fix the problems are what make us an exceptional people.

    The world is watching us hold the Planets biggest event.

    It is not what you can not do.

    People. it is what you can do.

    It is all for the common good.