Kings to celebrate Stanley Cup Championship with Parade and Rally
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Kings victory parade will run down Figueroa Street from 5th
St. to Chick Hearn Ct.
ANGELES -- To celebrate winning the NHL Stanley Cup Championship
for the first time in franchise history, the Los Angeles Kings
and AEG will host a championship parade down Figueroa St. and
celebratory rally inside of STAPLES Center on Thursday, June 14th.
PARADE – begins at Noon at 5th & Figueroa Streets
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.
The parade is expected to last 30-45 minutes.
The Kings also encourage all fans to remember to celebrate safely
and responsibly, as the parade will be a family event, and small
children will be present. Parents are reminded to keep their children
close to prevent them from becoming separated from their groups.
Attendees are also encouraged to drink water and use sunscreen,
as many are likely to be standing along Figueroa for several hours
and the forecast calls for sunny weather.
Fans with tickets for the STAPLES Center Rally event scheduled
later in the day may show their tickets to enter special viewing
areas along Chick Hearn Ct. on the south side of the street in
STAPLES Center’s Star Plaza or on the north side of the
street in L.A. LIVE’s Nokia Plaza. Only those with tickets
for the Rally can enter these areas.
Restaurants within L.A. LIVE will remain open during parade hours,
yet access will be limited to the district’s northern entrance
off Olympic Boulevard.
FAN RALLY – begins at 2:30 inside STAPLES Center
Angeles Kings will produce a special “Championship Rally”
inside of STAPLES Center for their fans. Beginning at 2:30 PM,
the 60-minute ticketed event will include specially-produced video
highlights from the season, introductions of the entire team,
coaching staff and executives with speeches and reactions from
many of the players in addition to special presentations and surprises.
Tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime event are completely free.
Priority will be given to season ticket members and suite and
premier seat owners who will receive a special password via email
from the LA Kings, STAPLES Center or AEG to reserve and print
tickets beginning at noon on Tuesday, June 12th, with a maximum
of four tickets per account.
Access to any remaining tickets for the general public will begin
at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, June 12. Tickets can be reserved at www.lakings.com/parade
and will be available on a first come, first served basis with
a maximum of four tickets per order.
STAPLES Center will open at approximately 1:00 PM on Thursday
to fans with tickets. All refreshment stands and TEAM LA locations
will be open until the end of the rally.
Toyota, McDonald’s, Verizon, Mercury Insurance Group and
Rocco’s Old School Products signed on to be Presenting Sponsors
of The Western Conference Finals, The Stanley Cup Final and the
Stanley Cup Celebration Parade and Rally.
PARKING and PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
will be numerous public parking lots available for fans along
the parade route. Prices will vary. With no major event scheduled,
ample parking will be available in the Los Angeles Convention
Center lots. STAPLES Center lots will also be open. Exact locations
and parking rates can be found at www.staplescenter.com.
Fans and media are encouraged to take advantage of the plethora
of public transportation options that serve downtown, STAPLES
Center and L.A. LIVE. Of particular note are the light rail stations
at Pico and Flower serving both the Blue and (new) Expo Lines
and the 7th & Figueroa St. Metro Station located mid-way of
the parade route. Members of the downtown business community as
well as residents can reach the parade route by taking the Dash
bus line operated by Metro.
STREET CLOSURES – beginning at 4:00 AM
the Figueroa Street parade route between 5th Street and 11th St./Chick
Hearn Ct., the LAPD and DOT will close the following streets in
the immediate STAPLES Center and L.A. LIVE area:
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
LAPD/DOT will begin closing the immediate area surrounding STAPLES
Center and L.A. LIVE approximately 4 AM (PDT) on June 14th.
OFFICIAL STANLEY CUP MERCHANDISE / TEAM LA STORES
Los Angeles Kings 2012 Stanley Cup Championship merchandise is
available now while supplies last at all TEAM LA Store locations
including STAPLES Center, ESPN Zone L.A. LIVE and Nokia Plaza
L.A. LIVE. Now thru Tuesday, June 19th, most locations will open
at 8:00 AM and all will stay open until 8:00 PM and feature official
commemorative 2012 Stanley Cup Champions apparel, souvenirs and
collectibles. Fans can also shop online at www.teamlastore.com.
LIVE TELEVISION BROADCAST
Kings Broadcast Partner FOX Sports West will provide comprehensive
live coverage of all festivities including the parade and rally
from STAPLES Center. Also on Tuesday, June 12th, beginning AM,
Prime Ticket will air a programming marathon of all four series-clinching
games from the 2012 Playoffs.