Seth Wenig, Associated Press
Fans line the streets in lower Manhattan waiting for the start of the New York Giants Super Bowl parade in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. The New York Giants are returning from their Super Bowl win to a celebration the likes that only New York can throw: a ticker-tape parade in the Canyon of Heroes on Broadway, where the city has honored stars for almost a century.

NEW YORK — One million people are expected as New York celebrates its team's Super Bowl football win with a ticker-tape parade.

New York Giants players are being showered with confetti along the way. The city's sanitation commissioner said about 40 tons of confetti are expected.

The team will be presented with symbolic keys to the city in a ceremony after its win Sunday night.

New York has celebrated its public heroes since 1919, with the first parade for World War I General John Pershing and his victorious troops. More than 200 parades since then have honored Albert Einstein, Pope John Paul, South African leader Nelson Mandela and others.

The Broadway sidewalks are lined with the dates and names.