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Kings' Victory Parade Set for Thursday

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Yes there will be a parade and rally. The Kings will share the celebration with their fans on Thursday beginning with a parade on Figueroa and Fifth at Noon and culminate with a rally inside STAPLES Center.

According to the Kings' press release:

The day of celebration will begin at noon at the corner of Figueroa and West 5th Streets with Los Angeles’ traditional parade of championship teams down Figueroa to STAPLES Center and L.A. LIVE. Players and their families, coaches, staff, broadcasters, alumni, the Ice Crew, mascot Bailey and other VIP’s will ride on double decker busses and other specially decorated vehicles along with the Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy and Clarence Campbell Cup to be acknowledged by fans lining the parade route. Kings fans planning to attend Thursday’s victory parade are highly encouraged to line the one-mile Figueroa Street parade route between 5th Street to the north and Chick Hearn Ct. to the south (on both sides of the street), as all the immediate areas adjacent to STAPLES Center and L.A. LIVE will be controlled by the Los Angeles Police Department and Department of Transportation with limited access.

At 2:30 p.m. an hour-long rally will be held inside STAPLES Center. Tickets to the event are free, however priority will be given to season ticket members and suite and premier seat owners.

General public tickets will be made available on Tuesday starting at 6:00 p.m. at www.lakings.com/parade on a first come, first served basis and a limit of four tickets per order.

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Street closures start at 4 a.m. Thursday morning. Including the parade route on Figueroa Street between Fifth Street and 11th Street/Chick Hearn Court, the following streets will be closed:

  • Figueroa Street between 3rd Street and Pico Blvd.
  • 11th Street/Chick Hearn Court between Figueroa and Cherry Street
  • L.A. LIVE Way (formerly Cherry Street) between Olympic and Pico Blvds

Fox Sports West will have live coverage from the parade route.